Epson suggests you buy a new printer! Genius!
I asked my favorite go-to-engineer at work about it and though he was not familiar with my particular model, gave me some hints as to where to find the waste pad. I found it, but didn't seem to be able to remove it. I downloaded the utility but that kind of annoyed me - to be able to fool the printer into thinking it was good-to-go, but not really cleaning the waste pad.
I bought my Epson in 2006 and even the engineer said they aren't built to last forever. Harrumph. So yesterday I looked online, just to see.
And then . . . I bought a new Epson all-in-one. What?? It was only $150 - no tax, no shipping, shipped same day. And they got me hook, line and sinker, by inserting the word "Artisan" in the name of the model. I was powerless. It's not my fault.
In a nice bit of irony, this morning I stumbled upon a demonstration on You Tube, of how to clean the waste pad. I never thought of looking on You Tube for that. It was a different model than mine but I might have figured mine out. It looked a little more complicated than I thought it would be. And I did consider bringing it to work to have the engineer work on it for me.
Oh well, now I'm stuck with a new machine! It was only $150! It's called an Artisan 710!
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