How to avoid Waste Ink Pad Overflow? As we know that the Epson Stylus NX100 printer series have the Waste Ink Counter. The Waste Ink Counter turns up from 0% to 100% after a long period of usage. The principle of the printer is if the Waste Ink Counter of the printer is more than 100%, the printer will stop running immediately.
This action ensures that the waste ink is not overflowed into the waste ink pad. The Epson printer also blinks the red lights and sends a message “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” error
If your Epson Stylus NX100 printer is a new one, its Waste Ink Counter is installed on 100% position before the Waste Ink Pad is full and the Waste Ink Counter raised up.
You can find the application that is provided by us on the formal website, this software called WIC RESET TOOL has the function to reset the Waste Ink Counter back to 0%, you can reset Epson printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your Epson Stylus NX100 printer can continuously work.
However, this problem is completely done in case your Epson Stylus NX100 printer is new printer, the Epson Stylus NX100 printer’s waste ink pad will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Tray after the first resetting process or your Epson Stylus NX100 printer is old, the waste ink can be overflowed into the Epson printer and make the printer dirty or can make your table soiled and it is the reason for damage of Epson printers.
You have to collect the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad after resetting Waste Ink Counter but you need to hajve the good skills and careful when open the Epson Stylus NX100 printer.
To solve all the problems, you should use WIC RESET TOOL regularly, you won’t need to collect and clean up the waste ink and your Waste Ink Pad is not able to overflow waste ink.
How to void waste ink counters and waste ink pad overflow.
To find the methods avoid the overflowing of the Waste ink Pad in Epson, we need to find some principles of Waste Ink Counters on the Epson printer.
What is Epson Stylus NX100 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson Stylus NX100 waste ink counter overflow?
Epson inkjet printers have inside a part of sponge for absorbing and collecting waste inks. It is called waste ink pad.
Waste Ink Pads are several porous pads in the printer that collect, distribute, and also very importantly contain the ink that is not used on printed pages (Waste Ink).
Waste Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs.
While printhead cleaning process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore one time it could be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore after that the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and also stores this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ To stop ink leaking outside the Epson Stylus NX100 printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and Epson Stylus NX100 printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson Stylus NX100 printer printing again – You have to RESET the Epson Stylus NX100 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Stylus NX100 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Stylus NX100 printer red light flashing
+ Your printer LCD screen or computer screen appear: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” or “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of Its service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
+ It is very easy to check Epson waste ink counters with WIC Reset Utility.
Step 1. Download WIC Reset Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Watch the popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – you can not print – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson Stylus NX100 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the program
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset Epson Stylus NX100 – Read how to reset Epson Stylus NX100 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Stylus NX100 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Stylus NX100 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson Stylus NX100 printer’s waste ink pad. We provide you about the problem called Waste Ink Counter bellow, You can find different location of the Waste Ink Pad in different Epson printer series.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson Stylus NX100 printer? The Waste ink flow into a tube then come to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad will suck all the waste ink, this prevent the waste ink from overflowing out of the Epson Stylus NX100 printer. The sponge has the limited absorbing ability when it is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow out of the Epson Stylus NX100 printer’s waste ink pad.
I think that replacing the Epson Stylus NX100 printer’s Waste ink Pad or using something to suck all the waste ink are two methods you bring up first but we have an alternative solution for you that is using waste ink bottle that can contain the waste ink during the printing procedure. Set your mind at rest because your Epson Stylus NX100 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to know more:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson Stylus NX100 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
Open it and you can see a tube and the waste ink pad with the sponge to absorb the waste ink as the picture below.
When you see the waste ink pad of the Epson Stylus NX100 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you must to be careful when do this, I think the best thing is the fixer’s help.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson Stylus NX100 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Waste Ink Pad.
You can see the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson printer and the tube, you had better use the tool to separate the tube from the waste ink pad. This step needs the skills to avoid the damage of the printer.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson Stylus NX100 printer.
Step 3: As you can see in the picture, use a cylinder to suck the waste ink of the Epson printer. After that clean the waste ink tube and absorb the waste ink out of the Waste Ink counter.
You also have to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson Stylus NX100 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because the old one can be overflow the waste ink while the transferring process is occurring.
By absorbing the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad, you can go on the printing process without the waste ink overflow problem, you should check regularly to sure that your Epson Stylus NX100 printer is safe.
Step 4: Install the bottle out of the printer
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The tube connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson Stylus NX100 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson Stylus NX100 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some documents and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to pour then clean to use again
Watchout: This is an good solution and you can use it in a long-term but you should use a tool called WIC RESET TOOL to reset Epson Stylus NX100 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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