If you removed the ink soaked pads and inserted paper towels into the waste tank when the chip was reset, then the printer will continue tracking ink use and indicate when the tank is nearly full just as before. When the printer indicates the waste tank is nearly full, this is the best time to remove it, replace the ink soaked pads with new paper towels, and reset the chip to continue using the tank. We have been re-using the same tanks over the years, which has saved us a ton of $ and is an eco-friendly solution to reducing waste in our landfills.
Please let me know if you have further questions or there’s anything else I can help you with.
Best regards~ Dana