• Impreper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if
you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is
Do not modify the plug provided
with the appliance - if it will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet instaned by a qualified electrician.
• This disposer must be properly grounded.
• Do not attach ground wire to gas supply pipe.
• Disconnect power before installing or servicing dis-
• If three-prong,
grounded plug is used, plug must be
inserted into three-hole, grounded receptacle.
• All wiring must comply with local electrical codes.
• Do not reconnect electrical current at main service
panel until proper grounds are installed.
There are two ways to connect electrical power to your disposer:
1.) Direct wire
2.) Plug in cord - installed at factory, or from Kenmore Kit #60686 (for all models listed in this manual)
Disposer Circuit Requirements
Ensure the following electricalrequirements are met before connecting disposer to switch(see Figure9-1 for typicaldirect
Remove fuse (or open the circuit breaker) before connecting
disposer to circuit.
Batch feed disposers do not require a separate wall switch
- switch is built into disposer and disposer is wired directly
If junction box is used, connect the junction box to the switch
on a separate 15 or 20 Amp, 115 Volt circuit with the appropri-
ate cable. (Use 14 gauge wire with 15 Amp circuit, and 12
gauge wire with 20 Amp circuit).
If you install a double receptacle to handle other small kitchen
include a wall switch in disposer receptacle circuit
and wire other receptacle directly to power source.
This disposer requires a switch with a marked "Off" position
(wired to disconnect all ungrounded supply conductors)
installed within sight of the disposer sink opening (1 HP mini-
Connect Disposer to Electrical Supply/Ground
Follow these instructions to direct wire the disposer. (If adding a cord and plug, follow
the directions included with the cord and plug).
1. Remove electrical cover plate from bottom of disposer and pull out black and white
wires (see Figure 9-1). DO NOT REMOVE CARDBOARD
2. Run electrical cable through access hole (A) on bottom of disposer (with 1/2"
conduit or 3/8" flex) and secure with clamp connector.
3. Strip wires back approximately
1/2 inch. Connect white (neutral)
electrical wire to white disposer wire, and black (hot) electrical wire to black
disposer wire (may have colored stripe) with wire nuts (see Figure 9-1). Insulate
wire connections with electrical tape, and push connections into disposer housing
without displacing cardboard insulation shield. Do not reinstall electrical plate until
disposer is properly grounded.
Once the circuit you are using is grounded at the service panel, attach the ground
wire to the green ground screw (B) in the electrical cover plate opening and secure the
electrical plate (C) (see Figure 9-1).
Instructions for Direct Wired Units
This appliance must be connected to a grounded, metal, permanent wiring system; or an equipment-greunding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead
on the appliance.
Instructions for Cord Connected
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least
resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This appliance is equipped with a cord having
an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet
that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with an local codes and ordinances.