The users who use the Epson T20 Printer series all have the issue while the printing process is happening, this problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflowed. The manufacturers produced the Epson printers with an important component called Waste Ink Counter.
This is used to calculate the number of waste ink during printing procedure. After a long period of printing documents, the Waste Ink Counter will gradually raise up from 0% to 100%. The printer will stop printing immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the printers can send you the signals of this error such as the red lights blinking as well as the message on the screen: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
For the new printer series, they install the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson T20 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET UTILITY software so you can solve this error by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the Epson T20 printer will go on printing.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your printer is new one, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson T20 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 T20 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 Epson T20 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.
You should understand and find information clearly to know more about this problem and it’s necessary to find out some working principles of the Epson Printers.
What is Epson T20 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson T20 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 really 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 clearing process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So one time it might be overflowed because it could not absorb ink ever again and then the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and then keeps this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson T20 printer the waste ink counter can be overflowed and then Epson T20 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson T20 printer working again – You need to RESET the Epson T20 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson T20 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson T20 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 Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Watch the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson T20 printer can not printing – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson T20 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the application
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson T20 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson T20 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson T20 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson T20 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson T20 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 T20 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 T20 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 T20 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 T20 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Follow these steps to know more and apply them:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson T20 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 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 T20 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 T20 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 T20 printer.
Step 3: Clean the tube and absorb all the waste ink from the waste ink pad, you can use a cylinder to suck the waste ink in the waste ink tube of the Epson printer.
You also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson T20 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 T20 printer is safe.
Step 4: Install the waste ink Bottle:
– You have the glass or plastic bottle.
– A tube is the same size as the the tube of the Epson printer.
– The connectors.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson T20 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson T20 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some files 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 T20 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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