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Compactor Use; How Your Compactor Works; Loading; Whisper Quiet™ Plus System - KitchenAid 9871915B Use And Care Manual

Integrated compactor
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3. Attach a 15" x
" quarter-round filler along the top of the
drawer front using glue or screws.
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E
F
A. Custom panel
B. 15"x
" Quarter-round
C. #8 x 1" Wood screws

COMPACTOR USE

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
about
the size of its original bulk.
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C
D. Toe guard
E. Washer
F. Toe guard screw
full before
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.

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. Open the drawer. Lift and pull the handle or press the toe bar
to open the drawer.
NOTE: Pressing the toe bar opens the container only 3" to 6"
(7.6 cm to 15.2 cm), depending on the load.
2. Place trash in compactor.
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.
3. Close the drawer.
WHISPER QUIET™ Plus System
The WHISPER QUIET
Plus system helps to maintain a quiet
home environment during compactor operation.
NOTE: The contents of the trash may affect the noise level of
your compactor. See "Compactor Use."
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