5. Wash the inside of the cabinet with a clean sponge or soft
cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry
thoroughly with a soft cloth.
6. To replace the drawer, grasp it by the sides and insert the
rollers onto the tracks.
Lift the front of the drawer and push it in fully past the stops.
Cleaning the Ram
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Trash is not compacting
NOTE: You may want to wear protective gloves as there may be
bits of glass on the ram cover.
1. Wipe glass particles off of the ram cover with a cloth or paper
Remove foods with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft
Is the drawer less than half full? Drawer must be more than
half full before trash is compacted.
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker tripped? Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Before a Vacation
If you will be away for more than a couple of days, remove the
bag. Remove the Key-Knob (or Key-Switch) and store
it out of children's reach.
Is the drawer completely closed? Close the drawer firmly
and start the compactor
Is the Key-Knob turned all the way to START? Turn the
Key-Knob (Key-Switch) fully to START and release (on some
models). See the "Starting Your Compactor"
Did you press ON before pressing START? Press ON
before pressing START (on some models). See the "Starting
Is the ram all the way up? Drawer will open only when ram is
To raise the ram on models with a Key-Knob (or Key-
Switch): Turn the Key-Knob (Key-Switch) to START and
release. See the "Starting Your Compactor"
To raise the ram on models with push button controls:
Press OFF, and then press ON. See the "Starting Your
Is the Solid Cycle engaged? Container remains LOCKED
untill you RESET by lifting foot pedal UR
There is not enough compaction
Do you use the compacting cycle frequently
works best when only a few items are loaded.
Bottles don't break
How often do you notice this? Bottles will not break every
time. The thickness of the bottle's glass and the content of
the trash load below it may prevent the bottle from breaking.