Troubleshooting - KitchenAid 9871915B Use And Care Manual

Integrated compactor
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3. Grasp the drawer on the sides and pull it out the rest of the
way. Set the drawer down gently.
4. Vacuum the inside of the cabinet. Liquid spills or wet trash
should be cleaned up by hand, or by using a vacuum
designed to pick up liquids.
5. Wash the inside of the cabinet with a clean sponge or soft
cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry
thoroughly with a soft cloth.
6. To replace the drawer, grasp it by the sides and insert the
rollers onto the tracks.
7. Lift the front of the drawer and push it in fully past the stops.
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
tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the
problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the drawer completely closed? Close the drawer firmly
and start the compactor again.
Is the Key-Knob turned all the way to START? Turn the
Key-Knob (Key-Switch) fully to START and release (on some
models). See "Starting Your Compactor."
Did you press ON before pressing START? Press ON
before pressing START (on some models). See "Starting the
NOTE: You may want to wear protective 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
If you will be away for more than a couple of days, remove the
compactor bag. Remove the Key-Knob (or Key-Switch) and store
it out of children's reach.


Cleaning the Ram
detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft
Cleaning Before a Vacation
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 Solid Cycle engaged? Drawer remains LOCKED until
you reset by lifting the foot pedal up.
There is not enough compaction or force
Do you use the compacting cycle frequently enough?
Compacting 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 the bottle's glass and the content of
the trash load below it may keep the bottle from breaking.


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