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Loading; Whisper Quiet; Starting Your Compactor; Using Solid (Locked) Cycle - KitchenAid Integrated Compactor 9871915A Use And Care Manual

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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.
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.
System helps to maintain a quiet home
environment during compactor operation.
NOTE: The contents of the trash may effect the noise level of
your compactor. See "Compactor Use."

Starting Your Compactor

1. Open container. Load trash.
2. Leave Key-Knob in ON position.
3. Set Solid Cycle switch to OFF.
4. Close container.
5. Lift foot pedal UP to START cycle.

Using Solid (Locked) Cycle

The Solid (Locked) Cycle extends the use of the bag by putting
constant pressure on the trash to keep it from springing back.
Regular use of solid cycle can increase bag capacity up to
25 percent.
During Solid Cycle, the ram will stay in the down position for
extra compacting. The drawer is locked and cannot be opened
when the ram is down.
For best results, use the Solid Cycle for at least 30 minutes at a
1. Open container. Load trash.
2. Set compactor Solid Cycle switch to ON.
3. Close container.
4. Lift the foot pedal UP to START cycle.
5. Container remains LOCKED untill you RESET by lifting the
foot pedal UP.

Using the Filter

1. Set the Air Filter switch to ON. The fan creates air movement
in the compactor for odor removal.
NOTE: The Charcoal Air Flter works only when the Key-Knob
is in the ON position.
2. Set the Air Filter switch to OFF to turn off the fan.

Removing a Filled Bag

When the trash is compacted to the top of the drawer, remove
the bag. If the bag is too heavy, compact less trash before
emptying it in the future.
IMPORTANT: Do not push items down into compactor with
hands or feet.
1. Pull the drawer completely open.
2. Remove top of bag from bag retainer buttons. Pull up all four
bag cuffs. Close bag with twist tie provided.


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