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COMPACTOR
Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-688-9900 or visit our website at
www.maytag.com
In Canada, for assistance, installation or service, call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at www.maytag.ca
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    Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-688-9900 or visit our website at www.maytag.com In Canada, for assistance, installation or service, call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at www.maytag.ca Table of Contents......................2 W10190314D...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS COMPACTOR SAFETY ..............3 Using PowerPack On (Locked) Cycle........10 Using the Air Filter or Freshener ..........11 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........4 Removing a Filled Bag ...............11 Unpacking ..................4 Installing a New Bag..............11 Location Requirements..............5 Electrical Requirements ...............5 COMPACTOR CARE ..............12 Freestanding and Undercounter Installation .......6 Changing the Air Filter or Freshener ..........12 Changing the Custom Panel............7...

  • Page 3: Compactor Safety

    COMPACTOR SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...

  • Page 4: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Installer: Leave Use and Care Guide with the homeowner. Homeowner: Keep Use and Care Guide for future reference and for local electrical inspector’s use, if required. Unpacking 10. Place the drawer on the 2 corner posts. WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install compactor.

  • Page 5: Location Requirements

    Clearance Dimensions Location Requirements Product Dimensions ¹⁄₈ " (86.7 cm) 24" 15" (61 cm) (38.1 cm) A. Leave 6" (15.2 cm) of clearance space to the right side of the compactor in order to remove the compactor bags. Cutout Dimensions B.

  • Page 6: Freestanding And Undercounter Installation

    Freestanding and Undercounter Installation NOTE: Proper installation is your responsibility. Make sure you Undercounter Installation have everything necessary for correct installation. It is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to contact a qualified installer to assure that electrical installation meets all NOTE: Installation hardware is not provided.

  • Page 7: Changing The Custom Panel

    If the compactor drawer front is to be flush with the 11. Grasp the sides of the compactor drawer and place the kitchen cabinet face, place retaining bracket mounting bottom of the drawer into the tracks. screws through “3.” 12. Lift at the handle so the drawer will go over the drawer stops. If the compactor is to be midway between “1”...

  • Page 8

    Installation Custom Panel without Handle 1. Remove the mounting screws attaching the foot pedal to the compactor. Remove foot pedal. Dimensions Use these dimension drawings to create a custom panel for use without a trim kit. The panel should be ¹⁄₂" (1.3 cm) min. thick. 25"...

  • Page 9: Compactor Use

    6. Attach a 15" x ¹⁄₂" quarter-round filler along the top of the drawer front using glue or screws. COMPACTOR USE 7. Reinstall the toe guard using the existing screws and ¹⁄₂" washer. Then, reinstall the foot pedal. How the Compactor Works The compacting ram is the part of the compactor which compresses the trash.

  • Page 10: Loading

    Loading QuietSeries™ Sound Package IMPORTANT: Do not push items down into compactor with The Quiet Series™ Sound Package system helps to maintain a hands or feet. quiet home environment during compactor operation. NOTE: You will not see compacting of trash the first few times NOTE: The contents of the trash may affect the noise level of you load the compactor.

  • Page 11: Using The Air Filter Or Freshener

    Using the Air Filter or Freshener Installing a New Bag The fan-powered charcoal Air Filter absorbs and minimizes odor. Do not use any kind of bag other than those designed especially The degree of odor in the compactor depends on the type of for use in your compactor.

  • Page 12: Compactor Care

    COMPACTOR CARE Your new compactor is designed to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you are Cleaning expected to do in order to properly maintain your compactor. Before cleaning the compactor, turn the Key-Knob (or Key- This section will tell you how to clean and care for your Switch) to the OFF &...

  • Page 13

    Cleaning Inside the Cabinet Cleaning the Ram NOTE: You may want to wear gloves since there may be bits of NOTE: You may want to wear gloves since there may be bits of glass in the cabinet. glass on the ram cover. 1.

  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Trash is not compacting The drawer won’t open Is the drawer less than half-full? Drawer must be more than Is the ram all the way up? Drawer will open only when ram is half full before trash is compacted.

  • Page 15: Assistance Or Service

    In the U.S.A., visit our webpage www.maytag.com/accessories or call 1-800-688-9900 For further assistance In Canada, visit our webpage www.whirlpoolparts.ca or call 1-800-807-6777. If you need further assistance, you can write to Maytag ® appliances with any questions or concerns at: Replacement Parts Maytag Brand Home Appliances...

  • Page 16: Warranty

    DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS OUTSIDE OF WARRANTY Maytag makes no representations about the quality, durability, or need for service or repair of this major appliance other than the representations contained in this warranty. If you want a longer or more comprehensive warranty than the limited warranty that comes with this major appliance, you should ask Maytag or your retailer about buying an extended warranty.

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