"Waste Tank Full" or "Waste Tank Near Full" message on the DM100i-DM200i

Products affected:
DM100i / DM150i / DM200i (P720, P725)


The meter displays "Waste Tank Near Full" or "Waste Tank Full" error message, and may not print.


Excess ink from when the meter cleans the printhead and heavy use will eventually fill the ink waste tank in the meter.  When the ink waste tank nears capacity, the meter shows the message "Waste Tank Near Full".  When the ink waste tank reaches full capacity, the meter shows "Waste Tank Full".


UPDATED: 1 August 2019
The following steps may allow you to temporarily suspend the message and process mail.

Waste Tank Nearly Full:
  1. The "Tank is nearly full" message displays. Press Continue to go to the Home screen.
  2. Enter Diagnostic Mode by keying in the code 6946. Press the Add Postage key.
  3. Select "Diagnostics".
  4. Select "PM Maintenance".
  5. Press Page Down until "Reset Waste Tank" displays.
  6. The meter displays a warning message, press the Yes/Enter button to continue.
  7. "Waste Ink Tank flag reset" displays, select "Press to restart".
Note: If the meter asks for a code to proceed, enter 9287.
  1. A message "Initialising" displays. Once the meter has finished rebooting you will be returned to the Home screen.

Waste Tank Full:
  1. The "Waste Ink Tank Full Replacement Required" message displays.
  2. Press the Options key.
  3. Press Page Down twice.
  4. Select "Advanced Features".
  5. Select "Maintenance Mode".
  6. Select "Printer Maintenance".
  7. Select "Replacement".
  8. Select "Replace Ink Tank".  You're prompted to open the cover to start the replacement. Open the cover (remove the attached scale first) and the ink tank will move forwards.
  9. Close the cover.  You will shortly be returned to the Home screen.
  10. Now follow steps 2-8 above to enter Diagnostic Mode and "Reset Waste Tank" to clear the error.