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compactor FAQ

My compactor drawer will not open

If the drawer won’t open, check the following.

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):

•T urn the key-knob (key-switch) to Start and release. See “Starting your compactor” in your Use and Care Guide.

To raise the ram on models with push button controls:

• Press Off, and then press On. See “Starting your compactor” in your Use and Care Guide.

Is the Solid Cycle engaged?

• Drawer remains Locked until you reset by lifting up the foot pedal. If you still have a problem with your appliance, you may need an authorized service technician to assist you.