How to fix Epson L551 printer red light blinking and appear the error “The printer’s ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact the Epson Support” by using WIC Reset Tool (or Epson L551 RESSETTER) and Wic Reset Key.
You have had an Epson L551 printer in a good condition but today after turning it on to print the document, the printer doesn’t work and it also has the flashing red light problem as well as you receive an problem message on the LCD screen: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of their service life. Please contact Epson Support”, we call this problem is Waste Ink Counter Overflow.
You completely fix this problem with a low fee and you don’t need to bring your Epson printer to the store, it is very expensive and time – consuming.
What is the Waste Ink Counter on Epson L551 Printer? How can you fix?
The users who use the Epson L551 printer nearly got on with this problem. Some of them waste a lot of money for fixing this error. However, you can fix it on your own in case it has this problem after you check your printer carefully.
The signals of Epson L551 printer when it has Waste Ink Counter Overflow error
We have three popular ways to know that your Epson L551 printer has Waste Ink Counter overflowed:
– First of all, when your Epson L551 printer is printing and suddenly stops working as well as the red light is flashing continuously.
– Secondly, Printer’s LCD show an error message: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” and also “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of its service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
– Thirdly, when you use the Epson L551 Resetter or WIC Reset Tool to read the numbers the Waste Ink counters and you can see the number is bigger that 100%
What is Epson L551 Waste ink counter? What is Epson L551 Waste ink pad?
Waste Ink Pads are actually a number of porous pads in the Epson L551 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 L551 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 L551 Waste ink counter overflow?
To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson L551 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 should be RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS
After a long period of usage or 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 L551 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 avoid the waste ink from overflowing.
When one of the waste ink counters is overflowed, the printer will stop instantly. You need to 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.
If you use the Epson L551 printer regularly, this problem will usually happen in your Epson printer so you should use some skills in resetting process to prevent overflowing waste ink.
The first way: After resetting the waste ink counter, you should disassemble the waste ink pad and use the device to take all the waste ink the clean the waste ink pad to contain the waste ink.
But when you use this way, you should be open the printer regularly so it is inconvenient so you should see the next method to prevent this problems.
The second way: you can use a bottle and a segment conductor is suitable with the Epson L551 printer’s conductor then let the waste ink flow into the conductor that is connected with the bottle
When the bottle is full, you only have to the segment conductor and clean it to reuse.
Note: Let’s set the bottle under the printer to make the flowing process fluently. If you put the bottle higher than the bottom of the Epson L551 printer, the waste ink will not flow out
How to reset Epson L551 printer Waste ink counter
Step 1: Download Epson L551 resetter and install
You are able to download by click on one of the links:
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (.zip): Download here
– Download WIC Reset Utility for Windows (.rar): Download here
– Download Epson L551 resetter for Windows (Mirror): Download here
or go to download page here: Download Epson L551 Resetter
How to install Epson L551 resetter:
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 install Epson L551 resetter. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse then select a folder. If you want to install WIC Reset Utility in default location, 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 install Epson L551 resetter
Step 1.4: Click Install to continue with the Epson L551 Resetter installation
Please wait. Installation has finished installing Epson L551 resetter on your computer when you see the Window: “Completing the WicReset Setup Wizard“
And this is WIC Reset Tool (Epson L551 resetter)
Step 2: Buy the WIC Reset Key
You can buy the WIC RESET KEY with Paypal, VISA, Master Card and also 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the reset key
Step 3: Instruction on how to reset your Epson L551 printer’s Waste Ink Counters
Please watch this video to know step to steps to reset your Epson L551 printer’s Waste ink counters by using Epson L551 resetter (WIC Reset Tool.)
If you have any problem with Epson L551 resetter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.