How to avoid Waste Ink Pad Overflow? As we know that the Epson T11 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 Epson T11 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 tray. The Epson T11 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
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 the software to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, this is called WIC RESET TOOL. You can reset your printer’s Waste Ink Counter on your own by the detailed guide then your Epson T11 printer can run well.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your Epson T11 printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your printer is new printer, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson T11 printer’s Waste Ink Counter needs to be cleaned up the waste ink after resetting because the waste ink can be overflowed and affect to the other components of printer or make your Epson printer’s table dirty.
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 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 T11 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson T11 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 printer that collect, distribute, and also very importantly include 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.
Even while printhead cleanup process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. Then one time it might be overflowed because it could not 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 also holds this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to stop ink leaking outside the Epson T11 printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and then Epson T11 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson T11 printer working again – You must to RESET the Epson T11 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson T11 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your 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 Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. See the result. 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 T11 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the WIC Reset
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 computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset your Epson T11 – Read how to reset Epson T11 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson T11 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson T11 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson T11 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 see some information we give you here to know more. The waste ink normally flows from the waste ink tube to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in this having the fucntion of collecting the waste ink from the Epson T11 printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson T11 printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Shall you follow these steps to extra waste ink pad:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson T11 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
Open the cover and you can see the waste ink’s tube and the waste ink’s sponge in waste ink pad as the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson T11 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened, so you have to disassemble the shell and this way needs to be done carefully. You will not be able to fix it by yourself.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson T11 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson T11 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 T11 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 must to absorb the waste ink from the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, if your Epson T11 printer is new you can skip this step but if it’s old one, you need to clean the Waste Ink Pad to avoid overflowing waste ink when you move the printer. The waste ink can flow to othe oponents and make them dirty or broken down.
By this way, it’s not necessary to worry about the waste ink overflowing when you don’t use the bottle to contain the waste ink. However, you must to check and suck the waste ink regularly so I think you should use a bottle to assist to collect the waste ink.
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 connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson T11 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson T11 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some documents right now to check that your printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed 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 T11 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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