The Epson Stylus SX235W is one of the printers in the “Small in One” series. A small printer but full of necessary features for personal or office users, you can print, copy and scan documents.
This printer supports Wireless, all tasks can be done via USB or Wireless connection, very convenient.
However, a fairly common error can cause the Epson SX235W printer to stop working immediately, which you may find annoying because you are printing and it suddenly fails, bringing the job to a halt.
Normally you will have to bring the printer to a printer repair service center, but when the printer stops working due to a waste ink counter overflow error you can follow our instructions to get the printer working again without taking it to repair.
Many people have successfully repaired the Epson SX235W printer themselves, good luck.
About Epson SX235W’s waste ink counter overflow and how to fix it?
Before proceeding to repair your printer yourself, you may need to learn a bit about the waste ink counter overflow error to better understand the problem and confidently resolve it.
If you are not confident enough, you should ask a knowledgeable person to do it or bring the printer to a printer repair center.
What is waste ink counter overflow error?
In each Epson SX235W printer, there is a waste ink tray, used to store ink that is discharged when cleaning the print head.
However, over time the tray will fill up and there is a risk of spilling ink onto the printer, damaging the printer and contaminating the work area.
To prevent that from happening, the manufacturer has introduced a counter called waste ink counter.
The value of waste ink counter is from 0% to 100%, 100% is full, then the printer will stop working to ensure that the waste ink tray does not overflow.
If the printer is still under warranty, bring it in for service.
If the printer is out of warranty, you can fix this yourself and save $40 – $60 in repair costs.
You just need to reset the waste ink counter to 0%, and clean the waste ink tray or expand the tray.
Most printers have this error the first time, the amount of waste ink cannot cause overflow of the tray, so you can rest assured to reset the waste ink counter to 0% and continue using the Epson SX235W printer.
Symptoms when the printer overflows the waste ink counter
The printer is printing, then suddenly stops and shows an error message in the printer status section when you check on the computer as shown below: “Services required” – “A printer’s ink pad is at the end of its service life” or “A printer’s ink pads are at the end of their service life”
At the same time, the printer will flash a red light as follows:
To make sure, use WIC Reset Utility to check the Waste ink counter follow the instructions bellow:
How to fix Epson SX235W waste ink counter overflow with WIC Reset Utility tool
Please follow this instruction: How to reset waste ink counter
To avoid waste ink pad overflow, you can refer this way: Avoid waste ink pad overflow
Or you can remove the waste ink tray and clean it.