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Troubleshooting - KitchenAid KUCC151JSS0 Use & Care Manual

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Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Trash is not compacting
Is the drawer less than half full? Drawer must be more than
half full before trash is compacted.
Your compactor
won't operate
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.
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
Your Compactor"
The drawer won't open
Is the ram all the way up? Drawer will open only when ram is
fully raised.
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 "StarLing Your Compactor"
TO raise the ram on models with push button controls:
Press OFF, and then press ON. See the "Starting Your
There is not enough compaction
or force
Do you use the compacting cycle frequently enough?
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.

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