Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson printers? This is popular issue in Epson series, the Epson Stylus NX415 printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Pad.
When the waste ink is full as well as the Waste Ink Counter is more than 100%, the Epson Stylus NX415 printer will stop to ensure the safe of the printer. You can see the red lights blinking continuously and “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” shows on the screen.
In case the printer is new, the Waste Ink Counter will be installed to reach 100% before both the waste ink pad and the waste ink counter raise up.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET TOOL program so you can fix this issue by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the printer will go on working.
If you are using a new one, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink pad after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink tray after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
In order to reset the Waste Ink Counter you need to take all the waste ink out of the tray then use the skills to open the printer.
You don’t need to disassemble the components and check regularly to prevent the waste ink from overflowing depending on the better solution called WIC RESET TOOL.
How to void waste ink counters and waste ink pad overflow.
To understand clearly about the problem and the ways to fix this, why don’t we see the information about the running principles of the Epson printers.
What is waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson Stylus NX415 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 some porous pads in the inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and very importantly contain the ink which 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 might be overflowed because it could not absorb ink any more 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 then holds this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson Stylus NX415 inkjet printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and then Epson Stylus NX415 printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson Stylus NX415 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson Stylus NX415 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Stylus NX415 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Stylus NX415 printer red light blinking
+ 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 Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Read the message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – you can not print – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson Stylus NX415 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the software
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson Stylus NX415 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset Epson Stylus NX415 – Read how to reset Epson Stylus NX415 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Stylus NX415 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Stylus NX415 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson Stylus NX415 printer and have the problem with the waste ink counter overflow. After you reset, the waste ink still overflows so this post is the hack for you in this case. The Epson Stylus NX415 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
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 NX415 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 NX415 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 NX415 printer’s waste ink pad.
There are many solutions for you such as replacing the Waste ink Pad or using something to suck all the waste ink, you can also follow the waste ink to a bottle that can contain the waste ink during the printing procedure. You can set your mind at rest that your Epson Stylus NX415 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to extra waste ink pad:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson Stylus NX415 printer’s waste ink pad:
Let’s see the cover by turn the printer, as you can see in the picture the small cover, this is the waste ink pad’s cover.
Open it and you can see the waste ink’s wire pine and the waste ink’s sponge in the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson Stylus NX415 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened when you see. Disassembling the shell and this way needs to be done carefully, you have to take your printer to a service center.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson Stylus NX415 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 NX415 printer.
Step 3: Tidy the waste ink tube and absorb the waste ink out of the Waste Ink counter, you can use a cylinder to suck the waste ink that is the remnant in the tube of the Epson printer.
You also have to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson Stylus NX415 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 this way, don’t worry about the waste ink overflowing when you don’t use the bottle to contain the waste ink. However, you need to check and suck the waste ink regularly so I think you should use a bottle to collect the waste ink.
Step 4: Install the bottle out of the printer
You will need:
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The tube connection tool.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid your Epson Stylus NX415 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
Now you can try printing some documents and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
When 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 NX415 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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