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Compactor Use; How Your Compactor Works; Loading; Whisper Quiet - KitchenAid 9871780B Use And Care Manual

Kitchenaid trash compactor use & care guide 9871780b
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How Your Compactor Works

The compacting ram is the part of the compactor which
compresses the trash. The compacting ram does not go to the
bottom of the drawer. You will not see compacting of trash the
first few times you load the compactor.
NOTE: The compactor drawer should be more than
the compactor can begin to compress the load.
You may hear a noise when glass breaks. Strong glass bottles
may not break at all. The trash in a full compactor bag will be
the size of its original bulk.
Load bulky trash, bottles, and cans in the center of the drawer.
Bottles or cans not placed in the center may become caught
between the ram and the drawer. The Drawer Monitor Switch
then senses a "misload" and causes the ram to return to the "up"
position without compacting.


Explosion Hazard
Do not compact any container, aerosol cans, or
cloths which might contain insecticide, hair spray,
engine starting fluid, paints, liquids, thinners, or
any other poisonous or explosive products.
Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
IMPORTANT: Do not push items down into compactor with
hands or feet.


NOTE: You will not see compacting of trash the first few times
you load the compactor. The compactor drawer should be about
full before the compactor can begin to compress the load.
1. Open the drawer. Lift and pull the handle or press the foot
pedal to open the drawer.
NOTE: Pressing the foot pedal opens the container only 3" to
6" (7.6 cm to 15.2 cm), depending on the load.
full before
2. Place trash in compactor.
3. Close the drawer.
environment during compactor operation.
NOTE: The contents of the trash may effect the noise level of
your compactor. See "Compactor Use."
1. Press NORMAL (UNLOCKED) on the Compact Control. Turn
the Key-Knob to START, and then release it.
2. The compactor stops after completing the cycle.
NOTE: When the compacting cycle is done, turn the Key-Knob to
OFF. Remove the Key-Knob and store it out of children's reach.
Wrap or cover wet or messy trash.
Do not compact items that may develop offensive odors
such as raw meat, fish, grapefruit rinds, disposable
diapers, or personal hygiene items.
Load bottles or cans on their sides in the center of the
drawer. Do not load bottles in an upright position.
System helps to maintain a quiet home

Starting Your Compactor