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Troubleshooting; Recycling With Your Compactor - Whirlpool TU950QPXQ0 Use & Care Manual

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Cleaning the Ram
NOTE: You may want to wear gloves since there may be bits of
glass on the ram cover.
1. Wipe glass particles off of the ram cover with a cloth or paper
2. Remove foods with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft
Cleaning 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.
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 blown, or has a circuit breaker
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the
problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the drawer
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 press foot actuated Start pedal). See "Starting Your
Did you press ON before pressing START? Press ON
before pressing START (on some models). See "Starting Your
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 "Starting Your Compactor."
To raise the ram on models with push button controls:
Press OFF, and then press ON. See "Starting Your
Is the Compress
Cycle engaged?
Drawer remains LOCKED
until you reset by pressing foot actuator (on some models).
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 a bottle's glass and the content of the
trash load below it may keep the bottle from breaking.


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