In this post, we will give you the instruction of resetting the waste in counter on Epson L301 printer. You will have trouble on waste ink counter during Epson usage process and the signals that you can realize this issue easily are not working printer, the blinking red light problem and the error message on the LCD screen “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life”.
The Waste Ink Counter Overflow is a common problem in the Epson L301 printer as well as almost of Epson printer.
Most of them has this error and let’s watch out some following signals. When your printer stops working and appear the message on the screen “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson Support” and the red light is continuously blinking.
Now you can conclude that your Epson L301 printer is having the Waste Ink Counter Overflow however you can solve this issue according to our instruction.
Find the reason and the methods to repair the Waste Ink Counter on Epson L301 printer.
As I have mentioned, you should sure your printer having the Waste Ink Counter error and also not, in case your printer has this problem, let’s go on fixing it or you can call the fixing service to save your time.
The signals of Epson L301 printer when it has Waste Ink Counter Overflow error
Let’s check your Epson L301 printer carefully based on these steps below:
– When the printer suddenly stops working, it may seem that your printer is having Waste Ink Counter Overflow but there are a lot of others such as paper jam.
– Make sure by checking the Epson L301 printer’s LCD screen in case you have or you can check the error message on the computer, if you see “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support” and also “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson Support”, your Waste Ink Counter is overflowed.
– I think you should download WIC RESET TOOL which is called Epson L301 Resetter then read the index of the Waste Ink Counter by clicking the button “read waste counters”.
What is Epson L301 Waste ink counter? What is Epson L301 Waste ink pad?
Waste Ink Pads are actually a number of porous pads in the Epson L301 printer that collect, distribute, and 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.
So one time it can be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore then the ink will leak from the bottom of the Epson L301 printer.
The printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and stores this number into printer’s memory.
This number is called Protection Counter and also Waste Ink Counter.
What is Epson L301 Waste ink counter overflow?
To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson L301 printer from Waste ink Pad, the waste ink counter may be overflowed and printer will stop.
Full waste ink counter is 100%. Overflow means that counters values are more than 100%. If one or two counters are overflow – you can’t print – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS
After a long period of usage and also you had used it for a large quantity of printing document, the printer will leave a lot of waste ink into Waste ink pad. If you don’t care about this problem, the waste ink tray will be full then the waste ink can be overflowed.
This affects other components and can make the Epson L301 printer be broken down. We can predict that case so Epson installed to make the Waste Ink Counter overflow soon to stop the printing procedure, this ensures that there is no waste ink which flows into the waste ink pad and prevent the waste ink from overflowing.
When one of the waste ink counters is overflowed, the printer will stop instantly. You should be clean the waste ink tray or replace then reset Waste ink counter back to 0% to continue printing.
How to avoid the waste ink pad overflowing.
After you reset the waste ink counter back to 0% many times and the printers will go on working and let the waste ink flow into tray so the waste ink tray will be full soon and then overflow. This problem affect directly to printer so you need an useful solution to avoid the waste ink pad overflowing.
The professional method: you can create an open bottle that contains the waste ink to help it can contain more waste ink. Let’s see the picture below:
But you need to have some tools and your creativity. If you can’t do this, you can use this following way.
This way is very simple, when you reset the waste ink counter, you can dissemble the top of the waste ink tray then take the waste ink out, if you can let’s dissemble the sponge and clean it.
You also buy a new waste ink tray to replace.
The disadvantage of this way is you can forget to clean waste ink pad so the ink can be overflowed. This can be bad effect to the components of the Epson L301.
How to reset Epson L301 printer Waste ink counter
Step 1: Download Epson L301 resetter and setup
You can download by click on one of these links:
– Download Epson L301 resetter for Windows (.zip): Download here
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (.rar): Download here
– Download Epson L301 resetter for Windows (Mirror): Download here
or go to download page here: Download Epson L301 Resetter
How to install WIC Reset Utility:
Step 1.1: Open Wicreset.exe file, click “Yes“, click “I accept the agreement“.
And now click “Next” to go to the next step
Step 1.2: Now, select distination location to setup WIC Reset Utility. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install Epson L301 resetter in default folder, click Next to continue
After that, click Next when “Select Start Menu Folder” window appears, if you don’t want to create a start menu folder click on “Don’t create a Start Menu folder“.
Step 1.3: Click to check “Create a desktop shortcut” then click Next to continue setup Epson L301 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the WIC Reset installation
Please wait. Installation has finished installing Epson L301 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson L301 resetter)
Step 2: Buy the WIC Reset Key
You can buy the Epson L301 Resetter Key with Paypal, VISA, Master Card or Webmoney. ONE RESET KEY = $8.99 (One time reset only)
Step 2.1: Click here to go to Buy Page, or visit: https://resetkey.net/buy
Step 2.2: Enter the number of keys you want to buy in to Quantity box.
Step 2.3: Click on ADD TO CART button, then click Checkout with Paypal to pay the reset key and get the reset key from your email (You will receive the reset key in less than 10 seconds).
if you pay the reset key with Webmoney, please send money to WMZ Wallet: Z230787931543 then contact us (email@example.com) to get the reset key
Step 3: Instructions to reset your Epson L301 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know step to steps to reset your Epson L301 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson L301 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson L301 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.