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KitchenAid 9871780C Use And Care Manual

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COMPACTOR
Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230 or visit our website at
www.kitchenaid.com
In Canada, for assistance, installation or service, call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at www.KitchenAid.ca
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9871780C

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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-422-1230 or visit our website at www.kitchenaid.com In Canada, for assistance, installation or service, call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at www.KitchenAid.ca Table of Contents ... 2 9871780C...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    COMPACTOR SAFETY ...3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...4 Unpacking ...4 Location Requirements ...4 Electrical Requirements ...5 Freestanding and Undercounter Installation ...6 Changing the Custom Panel...7 COMPACTOR USE...9 How Your Compactor Works...9 Loading...10 WHISPER QUIET™ Plus System...10 Starting Your Compactor...10 Using Solid (Locked) Cycle ...10 TABLE OF CONTENTS Using the Air Filter or Freshener ...11 Removing a Filled Bag ...11...
  • Page 3: 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 WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install compactor.
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    Cutout Dimensions 3" min. (7.6 cm) 24" min. (61 cm) 18" min. (45.7 cm) 15 " min. (38.7 cm) A. Grounded eletrical outlet must be a minimum of 3" (7.6 cm) away from surrounding cabinets or nearby walls as shown. It can be placed either to the left or the right side of the compactor.
  • Page 6: Freestanding And Undercounter Installation

    Freestanding and Undercounter Installation NOTE: Proper installation is your responsibility. Make sure you 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 national and local codes and ordinances.
  • Page 7: Changing The Custom Panel

    If the compactor is to be midway between “1” and “3,” place the retaining bracket mounting screws through “2.” A. Countertop B. Retaining bracket (provided in conversion kit) 7. Slowly lift the front slightly and roll compactor into the kitchen cabinet opening.
  • Page 8 Installation 1. Remove the mounting screws attaching the foot pedal to the compactor. Remove foot pedal. A. Mounting screws B. Foot pedal 2. Remove mounting screws attaching the toe guard to the compactor. Remove toe guard. 3. Remove the mounting screws attaching the decorative panel to the compactor.
  • Page 9: Compactor Use

    Installation 1. Remove the mounting screws attaching the foot pedal to the compactor. Remove foot pedal. A. Mounting screws B. Foot pedal 2. Remove mounting screws attaching the toe guard to the compactor. Remove toe guard. 3. Remove the mounting screws attaching the decorative panel to the compactor.
  • Page 10: Loading

    Loading 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.
  • Page 11: Using The Air Filter Or Freshener

    Using the Air Filter or Freshener The fan-powered charcoal Air Filter absorbs and minimizes odor. The degree of odor in the compactor depends on the type of trash placed in it. The length of time before the filter needs to be replaced varies with the type of trash compacted.
  • Page 12: Compactor Care

    Your new compactor is designed to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you are expected to do in order to properly maintain your compactor. This section will tell you how to clean and care for your compactor. Changing the Air Filter or Freshener It is recommended that you use either the charcoal air filter or the air freshener in the filter compartment.
  • Page 13 4. Wash the interior of the drawer with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. 5. If the drawer side was removed, slide it back into the tilted position.
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 15: Assistance Or Service

    To locate the KitchenAid designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center...
  • Page 16: Warranty

    For one year from the date of purchase, when this compactor is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid or KitchenAid Canada will pay for factory specified parts and repair labor costs to correct defects in materials or workmanship.

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