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Troubleshooting Tips - GE 165D4700P385 Owner's Manual

General electric trash compactors owner's manual
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Before you call for service...

Troubleshooting Tips

Problem
Compactor won't
operate
Drawer is hard
to close
Drawer will not
open
Little or no apparent
compaction
8
Possible Causes
Compactor is unplugged
Circuit breaker/fuse is
tripped/blown
Knob switch may not be
in the ON position
Foot pedal may not be lifted
up long enough to start cycle
Drawer may not be closed
Compactor has an automatic
thermal motor reset
Trash may have fallen
behind the drawer
The ram is not all the
way up
Drawer is not full
enough
Trash is stuck between ram
and basket
What To Do
Make sure the cord is plugged securely into a
working outlet.
Check house circuit breakers /fuses. Replace
fuses or reset breaker.
Make sure the switch is in the ON position.
Lift foot pedal up momentarily until compaction cycle
starts.
Check to make sure the drawer is firmly closed.
If you have just compacted repeatedly, this protector
may have opened the motor circuit. Wait a few
minutes and the motor reset will reclose
automatically.
Remove any trash.
Lift up on the foot pedal and release to allow ram to
complete a cycle.
The drawer must be at least 1/2 full of trash before
you will see any amount of compacting. The ram does
not travel all the way to the bottom. Trash in the bottom
of the drawer will be crushed during later cycles.
Remove any trash.

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