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."
Starting Your Compactor
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.
Using Solid (Locked) Cycle
The Solid (Locked) cycle extends the use of a bag by putting
constant pressure on the trash to keep it from springing back.
Regular use of the Solid (Locked) cycle can increase bag
capacity up to 25 percent.
During the Solid (Locked) cycle, the ram will stay in the down
position for extra compacting. While the Solid (Locked) cycle is
operating, an indicator shows on the control panel. The drawer is
locked and cannot be opened when the ram is down. For best
results, use the Solid (Locked) cycle for at least 30 minutes at a
To use Solid (Locked) cycle:
1. Press SOLID (LOCKED) on the Compactor Control. Turn the
Key-Knob to START, and then release the Key-Knob.
NOTE: The indicator on the control panel shows when the
Solid (Locked) cycle is in use.
2. After 30 minutes or more, turn the Key-Knob to START to
raise the compacting ram OR press NORMAL (UNLOCKED).
NOTE: When the compacting cycle is done, turn the
Key-Knob to OFF. Remove the Key-Knob and store it out of