How to repaire Epson L351 printer red light flashing and show the error message “The printer’s ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact the Epson Support” by reset your Epson L351 printer’s Waste ink counter with WIC Reset Tool (or Epson L351 RESSETTER) program.
In case the Epson L351 printer has the waste ink counter overflow, you can repair it by yourself by using WIC Reset Tool to reset the waste ink counter of Epson L351 printer back to 0% then your printer can work again smoothly. This is a popular error and this error also happens regularly on Epson printer.
If you don’t know how to solve and you bring it to the guarantee store, you will need to pay a higher fee and waste a lot of time. So you should follow this post to learn more and then you can fix it by yourself.
Understand the Waste Ink Counter and how to fix this
As I have mentioned, you should sure your printer having the Waste Ink Counter problem or 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.
How to know that the Waste Ink Counter printer is overflowed
These are 3 steps to sure that your Epson L351 printer is overflowed or not:
– When Waste ink counter is overflowed, two red lights of the printer will blink continuously.
– Check the notifications of the computer if you see “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support” or “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson Support” that means your waste ink counter is overflowed, you need to reset it back to 0% to continue using.
– Let’s download Epson L351 Resetter or WIC RESET TOOL then connect with the computer by USB cable, connect computer to the internet, then choose the Epson L351 printer on the Wicreset’s left sidebar then click “Read Waste Counters” to check the number of Waste Ink Counter. In case one of them is more than 100% that means your Waste Ink Counter is overflowed.
What is Epson L351 Waste ink counter? What is Epson L351 Waste ink pad?
Epson inkjet printers have inside a part of sponge for absorbing and collecting waste inks. It is called waste ink pad.
Ink is collected by waste ink pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs. While printhead cleaning process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad.
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 L351 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 or Waste Ink Counter.
What is Epson L351 Waste ink counter overflow?
To avoid ink leaking outside the Epson L351 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 and also two counters are overflow – you can’t print – you should be RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS
The overflowing ink can make the printer dirty and be broken down so the waste ink tray prevents this problem by this flowing process, before the waste ink is full and can be overflowed, the waste ink counter overflow to guarantee the printer’s safety.
So when the waste ink counter is full, you can’t print anymore and you will receive the notification about the full waste ink counter.
There are a lot of waste ink counters in Epson L351 printer therefore if one of them is more than 100%, the printer will stop printing and all you need is resetting the waste ink counter back to 0% as well as clean the waste ink tray.
How to prevent 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 prevent 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 have 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 L351.
How to reset Epson L351 printer Waste ink counter
Step 1: Download Epson L351 resetter and install
You are able to download by click on one of these links:
– Download Epson L351 resetter for Windows (.zip): Download here
– Download Epson L351 resetter for Windows (.rar): Download here
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (Mirror): Download here
or go to download page here: Download Epson L351 Resetter
How to setting up WIC Reset Utility:
Step 1.1: Run Wicreset.exe file, click “Yes“, click “I accept the agreement“.
After that click “Next” to continue
Step 1.2: Now, select distination location to setup Epson L351 resetter. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install Epson L351 resetter in default location, click Next to continue
Then, 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 install Epson L351 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the Epson L351 Resetter installation
Please wait. Installation has completed installing Epson L351 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson L351 resetter)
Step 2: Buy the WIC Reset Key
You can buy the WIC RESET 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, and also 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the reset key
Step 3: How to reset your Epson L351 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know step to steps to reset your Epson L351 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson L351 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson L351 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.