Operating Instructions; User-Maintenance Instructions; Continuous Feed Disposers; Batch Feed Disposers - Kenmore 60581 - 3/4 HP Food Waste Disposer Use And Care Manual

Use and care guide
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1. Remove stopper from sink opening and run strong flow of cold water.
2. Turn on wall switch to start disposer,
3. Slowly insert food waste into disposer and position stopper to minimize possible ejection of
material while grinding (see Figure A).
4. After grinding is complete, turn disposer off and run water for at least 15 seconds to flush
drain line.
Batch feed disposer differ from continuous feed models in that the batch feed on/off switch is
built into the disposer and activated by the stopper. (See Instruction 1,/nstal/ation Dimensions
chart, for model reference.)
1. Read important safety instructions contained in the Installation, Care & Use manual.
2. Remove stopper from sink opening and place food waste into disposer grind chamber. Do
not pack chamber with waste. Place stopper back in sink opening. Run a strong flow
of cold water.
3. Turn on disposer by lifting stopper slightly and turning to left or right until disposer starts.
(See Figure B; Sea/- Completely in, Drain - Lift 1/4 inch and turn, Start - Turn fully left
or right.)
4. After grinding is complete, turn disposer off by removing the stopper and allow water to run
for at least 15 seconds to flush drain Fine.
First turn on a moderate to strong
flow of cold water and then turn
on the disposer.
Continue running
cold water for 15 seconds after
grinding is completed to flush the
drain line.
Grind hard materials such as small
bones, fruit pits, and ice. A scour-
ing action is created by the par-
ticles inside the grind chamber.
Grind peelings from citrus fruits to
freshen up drain smells.
Use a disposer cleaner, degreaser.
or deodorizer as necessary to
relieve objectionable odors caused
by grease build-up.
Don't pour grease or fat down your disposer or any
drain. It can build up in pipes and cause drain
Put grease in a jar or can and dispose
in the trash.
Don't use hot water when grinding food waste. It
is OK to drain hot water into the disposer between
grinding periods.
Don't fill disposer with a lot of vegetable peels all at
once. Instead, turn the water and disposer on first
and then feed the peels in gradually.
Don't grind extremely fibrous materials like corn
husks, artichokes, etc., to avoid possible drain
Don't turn off disposer until grinding is completed
and only sound of motor and water is heard.
Don't be alarmed if a brown discoloration appears
on the face of the grinding disc. This is normal. It is
surface discoloration only and will not affect the life
or performance of the disposer.
Figure A
Figure B
Regularly inspect disposer
and plumbing fittings for
water leaks, as water leaks
can cause property
damage. Manufacturer
cannot be held responsible
for property damage as a
result of water leaks.
Overtime, foodparticlesmay accumulatein the grindchamberand baffle. An odorfrom the disposer
is usuallya signof grease andfoodbuildup, caused byinsufficient w aterflow duringandafterdisposer
use. To clean disposer:
1. Turnoff disposer and disconnectpowersupply.
2. Reach throughsinkopeningandclean undersideof splashbaffleandinside upperlipof grindchamber
with scouringpad.
3. Place stopperin sinkopeningandfill sink halfway with warmwater.
4. Mix 1/4 cupbakingsodawith water,Turndisposeron and removestopperfrom sink at sametime
to wash away looseparticles.
If the motor stops during operation, the disposer may be jammed. To release jam:
1. Turn off the disooser and water.
2. Insert one end of the self-service wrenchetfa into the center hole on the bottom of the
disposer (see Figure C). Work the wrenchefte back and forth until it turns one full revolution.
Remove wrenchette.
3. Reach into the disposer with tongs and remove object(s). Allowthe
for 3 - 5 minutes and lightly push red reset button on the disposer bottom (see Figure
C). (If the motor remains inoperative, check the service panel for tripped circuit breakers
or blown fuses.)
Figure C

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