Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson Stylus NX430 printers? This is popular problem in Epson series, the Epson Stylus NX430 printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Tray.
When the waste ink is full as well as the Waste Ink Counter is more than 100%, the Epson Stylus NX430 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” appears on the screen.
If your Epson 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 see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET UTILITY software so you can reset this issue by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the printer will go on printing.
However, this error is completely done in case your printer is new printer, the Epson Stylus NX430 printer’s waste ink tray will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Tray after the first resetting process or your printer is old, the waste ink can be overflowed into the printer and make the printer dirty or can make your table soiled and it is the reason for damage of Epson printers.
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.
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.
Avoid Waste Ink Counters and Waste ink Pad Overflow.
We should find out the rule of working process of the Epson printer’s Waste Ink Counter in order to prevent the Waste Ink Counter from overflowing.
What is waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson Stylus NX430 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 a number of porous pads in the inkjet 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.
Even while printhead clearing process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. Then single time it may be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore and then the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the printer.
The inkjet printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and then keeps this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson Stylus NX430 printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and Epson Stylus NX430 printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson Stylus NX430 printer working again – You must to RESET the Epson Stylus NX430 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Stylus NX430 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Stylus NX430 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. Watch the popup. 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 NX430 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 NX430 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset Epson Stylus NX430 printer – Read how to reset Epson Stylus NX430 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Stylus NX430 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Stylus NX430 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson Stylus NX430 printer from meeting the problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflow after implementing resetting process. Each Epson printer is designed to have different Waste Ink Pad’s position so let’s read this text carefully to know more.
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 NX430 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 NX430 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 NX430 printer’s waste ink pad.
I think that replacing the Epson Stylus NX430 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 NX430 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Please follow these steps to allow the waste ink flow into the alternative bottle:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson Stylus NX430 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 NX430 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you have to be careful when do this, I think the best thing is the fixer’s help.
You can follow and apply our method that doesn’t need to remove any thing, let’s see in the second step:
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson Stylus NX430 printer’s 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 afrom the waste ink pad. Please clean it carefully to avoid the broken-down.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson Stylus NX430 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 need to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson Stylus NX430 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 NX430 printer is safe.
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 connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson Stylus NX430 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson Stylus NX430 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some files right now to check that your printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After a definite period of using you have to pour all the waste ink and clean the bottle up then continuprinting jobs.
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 NX430 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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