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Compactor Trash Bags

Your compactor can compact most trash, including paper, cans, glass jars and bottles, plastic containers, wrappings, sweepings, and some food waste. You must use the reinforced, heavy duty compactor bags that are specifically designed for compactor use. These bags line the compactor trash drawer.Com...

Compactor Odor

If odor is coming from the compactor check the following: Compacting food waste - food waste should not be put into the compactor. It is designed to be a trash compactor. Food waste should be deposited into a disposer or trash can. Not using deodorant or spray can may be empty. Check spray can (on s...

Compactor Capacity

GE Appliances has manufactured two styles of compactors, one with a square bucket and one with a round bucket. We stopped manufacturing the round bucket models in 1993. The dimensions of the round bucket are 13 1/2" in height and 14 3/4" in diameter.The capacity of these compactors depends...

Compactor - Feature Glossary

Automatic Odor Control Spray: Helps control odors that might otherwise develop in the trash.Round Bucket Compactall compactors - a measured amount of liquid odor control is sprayed onto the trash in the bucket as the ram moves downward at the start of each compacting cycle.Square Bucket Compactall c...

Compactor - Not Working, Not Making Noise

If your compactor will not operate, try the follow suggestions: The compactor has an automatic thermal motor reset to protect the motor. If the compactor has been used several times in a row, wait a few minutes for the motor circuit to reset. Lift up on the foot pedal and then release it to allow th...

Compactor - Child Lock Out

The removable ON/OFF knob on the compactor is provided as an additional safety measure. Lock the compactor while it is not in use by turning the knob to OFF and then removing it. This will keep children from operating the compactor and prevent anyone from tampering with it....

Compactor Tips

Compactors are for household use only.DO compact:Household trash, including paper, cans, glass jars and bottles, plastic containers, wrappings, sweepings.Some food waste.DO NOT compact:Food waste such as raw meat and fish, grapefruit rinds.Personal hygiene items and disposable diapers. The...

Compactor - Ram Stuck in Down Position

If the ram is stuck in the down position and will not go up again: Lift up on the foot pedal and then release it to allow the ram to complete a cycle. Confirm there is power going to the compactor by making sure the cord is plugged in securely and that the house circuit breaker has not tripped.The c...

Compactor Ram Force

Ram force is measured in two different ways, depending on the type of compacting device.Some models compact using a scissors action, which causes the force to increase to a maximum at the bottom of the stroke. This style of compactor is rated at 5000 lbs at the maximum point, but it is somewhere bel...

Cleaning the Interior of the Compactor

To clean the interior of your compactor, follow these steps:Disconnect power, either by pulling the plug or by turning off the circuit breaker.Open trash door and lift out trash bucket.Wash the ram and cabinet interior with normal mild household cleaners.Warning: Glass fragments may be stuck to the ...

Compactor - Drawer Hard to Close

The compactor has safety switches to ensure that the drawer is in its fully closed position. The compactor will not cycle without the drawer being fully closed.If the drawer won't close properly, trash may have fallen behind the drawer. You can remove the drawer to check and clean behind it: Pull th...

Compactor - Drawer Will Not Open

The compactor drawer/door will not open if the ram is not all the way up. If the drawer won't open: Lift up on the foot pedal and then release it to allow the ram to complete a cycle. Confirm there is power going to the compactor by making sure the cord is plugged in securely and that the house circ...