Viking F1213F Specifications

VUC PROFESSIONAL SERIES
UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR WARRANTY
ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
Undercounter trash compactors and all of their component parts, except as detailed below*, are warranted to be
free from defective materials or workmanship in normal household use for a period of twelve (12) months from the
date of original retail purchase. Viking Range Corporation, warrantor, agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any
part which fails or is found to be defective during the warranty period.
*Painted and decorative items are warranted to be free from defective materials or workmanship for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase. ANY DEFECTS MUST BE REPORTED TO THE SELLING
DEALER WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASE.
FIVE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Any drive system motor which fails due to defective materials or workmanship in normal household use during the
second through the fifth year from the date of original retail purchase will be repaired or replaced, free of charge
for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor.
NINETY (90) DAY RESIDENTIAL PLUS WARRANTY This warranty applies to applications where use of the
product extends beyond normal residential use. Examples are, but not limited to, bed and breakfasts, fire stations,
private clubs, churches, etc. This warranty excludes all commercial locations such as restaurants, food service
locations, and institutional food service locations.
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This warranty extends to the original purchaser of the product warranted hereunder and to each transferee owner
of the product during the term of the warranty.
This warranty shall apply to products purchased and located in the United States and Canada. Products must be
purchased in the country where service is requested. Warranty labor shall be performed by an authorized Viking
Range Corporation service agency or representative. Warranty shall not apply to damage resulting form abuse,
accident, natural disaster, loss of electrical power to the product for any reason, alteration, outdoor use, improper
installation, improper operation or repair or service of the product by anyone other than an authorized Viking
Range Corporation service agency or representative. This warranty does not apply to commercial usage. Warrantor
is not responsible for consequential or incidental damage whether arising out of breach of warranty, breach of
contract, or otherwise. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Owner shall be responsible for proper installation, providing normal care and maintenance, providing proof of
purchase upon request, and making the appliance reasonably accessible for service. It the product or one of its
component parts contains a defect or malfunction during the warranty period, after a reasonable number of
attempts by the warrantor to remedy the defects or malfunctions, the owner is entitled to either a refund or
replacement of the product or its component part or parts. Replacement of a component part includes its free
installation. Warrantor’s liability on any claim of any kind, with respect to the goods or services covered hereunder,
shall in no case exceed the price of the goods or service or part thereof which give rise to the claim.
WARRANTY SERVICE:Under the terms of this warranty, service must be performed by a factory authorized Viking
Range Corporation service agent or representative. Service will be provided during normal business hours, and
labor performed at overtime or premium rates shall not be covered by this warranty. To obtain warranty service,
contact the dealer from whom the product was purchased, an authorized Viking Range Corporation service agent,
or Viking Range Corporation. Provide model and serial number and date of original retail purchase. For the name
of your nearest authorized Viking Range Corporation service agency, call the dealer form whom the product was
purchased or Viking Range Corporation. IMPORTANT: Retain proof of original purchase to establish warranty
period.
The return of the Owner Registration Card is not a condition of warranty coverage. You, however, should return the
Owner Registration Card so that Viking Range Corporation can contact you should any question of safety arise
which could affect you.
Any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness applicable to the above described drive system motor is
limited in duration to the period of coverage of the applicable express written limited warranties set forth above.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
VIKING RANGE CORPORATION
111 Front Street • Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 • (662) 455-1200
Specifications subject to change without notice
For more product information call 1-888-VIKING1 (845-4641), or visit the Viking web site
at http://www.vikingrange.com
F1213F
(PS0804VR)
undercounter trash compactor
Congratulations...
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Your purchase of this product attests to the importance you
place upon the quality and performance of the major appliances you
choose. With minimal care, as outlined in this manual, this product is
designed to provide you with years of dependable service. Please take
the few minutes necessary to learn the proper and efficient use and
care of this quality product.
We appreciate your choosing a Viking Range Corporation
product, and hope that you will again select our products for your
other major appliance needs.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Compactor Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Loading Your Compactor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Use of Break-Away Trash Basket Without Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Use of Break-Away Trash Basket With Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Bag Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operating Your Trash Compactor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Charcoal Air Filter With Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Special Use Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Caring for Your Compactor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rear Cover
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY
OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES
CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury
when using your compactor, follow basic
precautions, including the following safety
instructions
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Read all instructions.
This compactor must be properly connected to electricity.
Use the compactor only for its intended use.
Do Not allow to be used as a toy, or to run unattended at any
time. Close supervision is necessary when used by or near
children. Lock when not in use and store key out or reach of
children.
Do not operate with a damaged cord, plug, motor, or after
compactor has been damaged in any manner. Have the
compactor examined, repaired, or adjusted by an authorized
servicer.
Do not take compactor apart. Incorrect reassembly can cause
electrical shock when next used.
Do not touch moving parts.
Do not overload compactor. Do not overload trash with heavy
material such as glass.
Always place glass bottles, etc., on their sides in the center of the
drawer so the wastepaper below and beside the bottle can help
keep broken glass near the center of the bag, away from the sides.
Do not compact any container or material which might contain
poisonous or explosive products.
Do not compact cloths or cans containing paint liquids, thinners,
etc., which could create a hazard.
Do not shove items down into the compactor with hands or feet.
To avoid being cut, let the compactor do the compacting.
Do not lift a trash bag by the sides. Sharp objects can pierce the
bag and cause injury. Always carry a filled trash bag by the top.
Always wipe off any broken glass before touching the ram cover.
Do not use the compactor as a counter for electrical cooking
appliances nor as a cutting board.
Do not set hot pans, etc., on the compactor top.
Do not compact toxic or volatile flammable material such as oily
rags and insect sprays. Do not compact lighted cigarettes, cigars
or other hot or burning items.
Do not spill any liquids on the compactor top.
Do not use accessories other than those recommended by the
manufacturer.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Compactor Features
Loading Your Compactor
Built-in Small Litter Area
Small cans, paper scraps, small
boxes and containers may simply be
dropped into the door, rather than
opening the large trash drawer. Trash
will drop automatically into the large
trash drawer when pulled open.
Large Capacity Trash Drawer
Large, bulky items should be
placed directly into the drawer. It is not
necessary to run a compaction cycle
everytime you place trash into the drawer.
However, the more often you run a cycle,
the more compact the trash will be.
Your compactor has a built-in interlock and will not operate unless you
have:
1. Closed the trash drawer.
2. Turned the key to start.
STOP/LOCK will stop the ram movement at any point. After stopping
the unit, turn the key to START and ram will return to original “up”
position.
WARNING: Do not allow children to operate the compactor. We
recommend that you remove the key when not in use. The unit will not
operate without it. The trash drawer cannot be locked. Therefore,
before running a compactor cycle, always check to be sure that no
item has been mistakenly placed in the trash drawer.
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Break-Away Trash Basket
Your trash compactor is equipped
with a versatile two-piece, polypropylene
basket. It is designed for easy use and
removal of compacted trash. The breakaway basket may be used with or without
the enclosed complimentary supply of
trash bags.
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Use of Break-Away Trash Basket Without Bag
1. Place basket release handle in upright
position
4. Dump compacted trash from half basket
into waste receptacle.
2. Put trash directly into the basket. We
recommend placing several thicknesses of
newspaper at the bottom of the basket when bags are not used.
This will minimize clean-up of the basket after emptying compacted
trash.
WARNING: PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD
Compacted trash may contain broken glass, metal cans and other sharp
objects. Always use the half basket to dump trash. DO NOT USE
BARE HANDS.
NOTE: Compacting a folded newspaper on top of loose trash will
keep the ram clean of trash or broken glass.
Use of Break-Away Trash Basket With Bag
To Remove Break-Away Trash Basket
We recommend removing the basket when trash is compacted
to four or five inches below the top of the basket. If you find this too
heavy, compact less trash next time. REMEMBER - the weight of the
compacted trash will vary with the contents. Cans and bottles may
weigh more than paper products.
1. Lift built-in storage compartment cover.
2. Pull basket release handle down.
1. Place basket release handle in down
position. Lift built-in storage compartment
cover up.
2. Grasp both handles of basket and remove
from drawer. Carry basket to trash storage
area.
3. Pull handles of basket away from each
other.
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3. Place folded bag inside Break-Away
trash basket.
4. Open bag. Pull top edges of bag over
top of drawer.
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5. Lock bag in place by pulling four
pre-punched holes over buttons on
drawer sides. Holes will expand over
buttons without damaging bag.
4. Grasp handles and remove from
drawer. Carry basket with bag to
trash storage area.
6. Spread bag to fit interior of basket.
Closing storage compartment cover.
Pull basket release handle up.
5. Pull handles of
basket away from
each other to loosen
bag.
Bag Removal
We recommend removing bag when trash is compacted to four
or five inches below top of basket. If you find this is too heavy,
compact less trash next time.
1. Pull basket release handle down.
6. Lift bag out.
WARNING: PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD
Sharp objects may protrude through bag after removal from
trash basket. Handle carefully by the top to avoid injury.
Operating Your Trash Compactor
2. Lift storage compartment cover up.
Release bag from buttons. Pull up
top edges of bag.
3. Close bag with twisties provided
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To Start:
1. Close large trash drawer.
2. Turn key to START position and
HOLD momentarily. Release key
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Compaction Cycle
The compactor ram will move down inside the trash drawer,
reverse, and return to original position, completing the cycle in
approximately 35 seconds. As the basket is filled, the ram travels a
shorter distance and cycle time decreases.
DURING THE COMPACTION CYCLE, THE RAM DOES NOT TOUCH
THE BOTTOM OF THE DRAWER. THEREFORE, YOU CAN EXPECT
TO CYCLE SEVERAL LOOSE TRASH LOADS BEFORE COMPACTION
IS EVIDENT. THIS IS NORMAL AND NOT A CAUSE FOR CONCERN.
As the ram compacts difficult to break items, you may notice a
downward movement of the compactor drawer. This in normal and will
not cause damage. The spring-loaded drawer is specially designed to
move down freely and return to original position. The force of the ram
during a compaction cycle is absorbed by the heavy gauge steel frame
of the compactor.
To Stop Cycle and Open Drawer
You may stop or interrupt a compaction cycle at any time and
raise the ram to its original position.
1. Turn the key to STOP/LOCK position to
stop the ram.
2. Turn the key to START position and
HOLD momentarily to return the ram to
original position. The drawer may then
be opened.
3. Turn key to START position and HOLD
to start another cycle.
Charcoal Air Filter with Fan
Your trash compactor features an activated charcoal air filter
and fan which absorbs and minimizes odor. The charcoal filter is
located in the left rear section of the compactor.
The degree of odor in your compactor will depend upon the
type of trash you place in it. Since odors are absorbed into the pores
of the charcoal filter, it may need to be replaced once or twice a year.
Length of time before filter replacement is necessary varies with the
types of trash compacted.
Charcoal Air Filter Fan
ON
- The fan creates fast air
movement for greater odor
removal. While the fan is on,
a fan “on” light will glow on
the control panel.
OFF
- Even when the fan isn’t
running, the filter is working
to remove odor.
To Remove Filter:
1. With trash drawer in open position,
reach into left rear corner where filter is
located.
2. Release filter from bottom clip, pull down.
To Replace Filter:
Push replacement filter into place behind top clip. Snap securely into
bottom clip.
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Special Use Tips
Caring for Your Compactor
-Your compactor is designed to handle most dry trash. The compactor
is not a substitute for a food waste disposer. We urge you to continue
to dispose of garbage through a food waste disposer. Most food
waste will sour and become odorous when held at room temperature.
-Liquid or messy items should be wrapped ina newspaper or several
thicknesses of paper toweling to help keep the ram and Break-Away
basket clean.
-More trash can be compacted if you stop the ram in the “down”
position and allow it to dwell there overnight. This will result in
heavier bags of compacted trash.
-Place glass bottles on their side in the center for compacting rather
than upright. Bottles and cans may nest in lightly compacted paper.
When sufficient load is accumulated, most will be crushed. However,
due to the resiliency of paper, some bottles may not break. Don’t be
alarmed by the popping noise made when bottles are crushed. This is
normal and will not damage compactor. Placing a newspaper over
bottles before compacting will help muffle noise.
COMPACTOR INTERIOR
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND COMPACTING THESE ITEMS
-Trimmings from cleaning fish or chicken
-Grapefruit or cantaloupe rinds
-Paint, oil, gasoline or turpentine cans or rags which have been used
with these materials
-Aerosol cans
-Insecticide, toxic or caustic containers
-Wood scraps, rocks, solid metal or large quantities of newspaper.
These items are already in their compacted form.
WARNING: FIRE/HEALTH HAZARDS
Do not compact containers of flammable or toxic materials or aerosol cans.
Vacation Care
-If you are planning a weekend vacation, you may not want to remove
compacted trash if basket is not full. We recommend you simply lock
the compactor. On your return, you may wish to run the charcoal air
filter for a short time before opening the drawer.
-If you are planning to be away for more than a weekend, we
recommend that you remove and discard the compacted trash,
replace basket and lock the compactor. Before running a compaction
cycle, always check that no item has been mistakenly placed in the
trash drawer.
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Built-in Small Litter Door and Area:
Wipe clean with a cloth or sponge and a mild detergent or ammonia
and water. Rinse with clear water and dry. Do not use abrasive or
harsh cleaners.
Break-Away Trash Basket
Clean as necessary after emptying compacted trash. Wearing rubber
gloves and using paper towels, remove any small pieces of debris from
basket such as crushed glass. AVOID CONTACT WITH BARE HANDS.
Light soil may be wiped away with a damp sponge or cloth. Heavy soil
may require use of mild detergent and water. Rinse with clear water
and dry.
Ram
Clean as necessary. Wearing rubber gloves and using paper towels,
remove any small pieces of debris from ram, such as paper or crushed
glass. AVOID CONTACT WITH BARE HANDS. Light soil may be
wiped clean with a cloth and mild detergent and water. Heavy soil may
require the use of a dampened scouring pad. Rinse with clear water
and dry.
Metal Drawer Liner:
Clean as necessary using a cloth or sponge and mild detergent and
water. Rinse with clear water and dry. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Metal Drawer:
Occasionally the drawer latch rod and slide hood located on both sides
of the drawer opening should be lubricated. This will prevent the door
latch from squeaking or sticking and help insure and extend the life of
the latch mechanism. We suggest soap or a solid stick lubricant which
can be purchased at auto supply or hardware stores.
Behind Metal Drawer:
Occasionally check the area behind the trash drawer and remove any
small pieces of trash. Placing a folded newspaper on top of trash will
help prevent small items from sticking to the ram and falling behind the
drawer.
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NOTE: Drawer may be removed to facilitate the cleaning surrounding
areas.
1. Disconnect power supply to compactor before removing drawer.
2. Be sure ram is in “up” position.
3. Open drawer to fully extended position.
4. Remove any drawer retaining screws which hold drawer to track
assembly. Carefully remove drawer from track assembly, making
sure that the full weight of the drawer is supported at all times.
COMPACTOR EXTERIOR
Front Panels:
Wipe clean with a cloth or sponge and mild detergent and water.
Rinse with clear water and wipe dry. Do not use abrasive cleaners. ON
stainless steel models, use a stainless steel cleaner and polish.
USE ENERGY WISELY
A trash compactor uses a negligible amount of energy. Total energy
requirements associated with the trash compactor will be minimized by
following the recommendations in the Use and Care Guide.
Service Information
It is assumed that your trash compactor has been properly installed in
accordance with all specifications and local codes and that the
appliance has been properly grounded. If your trash compactor should
fail to operate, check the troubleshooting guide before calling your
dealer. You could save the cost of a service call.
If your trash compactor should fail to operate:
-Have you read and followed the instructions provided with this unit?
-Is a fuse blown or the circuit breaker open?
-Is the trash drawer tightly closed? It is possible for a cycle to be
incomplete when the drawer has not been firmly closed before turning
the key to START. If this occurs, the unit will shut-off, but the drawer
cannot be pulled open. Close the drawer firmly and turn the key to
START. The ram will return to the original “up” position. Drawer will
open only when ram is all the way up.
-Compacting works best when only a few items are loaded. Use the
compacting cycle frequently.
-Not all bottles will break every time, depending upon trash load
below.
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If compactor stops during operation:
-Push drawer in while turning key to start. Repeat if necessary.
-Rearrange trash load. Do not load rigid items in front of drawer.
-Drawer must be at least 1/3 full to see compaction.
If Service is Required:
1. Call your dealer or authorized service agency. The name of the
authorized service agency can be obtained from the dealer or
distributor in your area.
2. Have the following information available:
-Model number
-Serial number
-Date purchased
-Name of dealer from whom you purchased the appliance.
3. Clearly describe the problem you are experiencing.
If you are unable to obtain the name of an authorized service agency,
or continue to have service problems, call Viking Range Corporation,
(662) 451-4133, or write to:
Viking Range Corporation
Preferred Service
111 Front Street
Greenwood, Mississippi (MS) 38930 USA
Record the information indicated below. You will need it if service
is ever required. The serial and model numbers for your oven are
located on an identification plate mounted on the bottom left side of
the oven door opening.
Model Number
Serial Number
Date Purchased
Date Installed
Dealer’s Name
Address
If service requires installation of parts, use only authorized parts to
ensure protection under the warranty.
This manual should remain with the oven for future reference.
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