Broan Elite 15SSEXF Service manual

Service Manual
Trash Compactor
Models 15SSEXF • 15BLEXF
99044662A November 2010
Broan-NuTone LLC • 926 West State Street • Hartford, WI 53027 • 1-800-637-1453
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Safe Servicing Practices
Safe Servicing Practices
To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, it is important that Safe Servicing Practices be
observed. The following are some limited examples of safe practices.
1. DO NOT attempt a product repair if you have any doubts as to your ability to complete it in a safe
and satisfactory manner.
2. Before servicing or moving an appliance, remove the power cord from the electrical outlet, trip the
circuit breaker to the OFF position, or remove the fuse.
3. Never interfere with the proper operation of any safety device.
4. USE ONLY REPLACEMENT PARTS CATALOGED FOR THIS APPLIANCE. SUBSTITUTIONS MAY
DEFEAT COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY STANDARDS SET FOR HOME APPLIANCES.
5. GROUNDING: The standard color coding for safety ground wires is GREEN, or GREEN WITH
YELLOW STRIPES. Ground leads are not to be used as current-carrying conductors. It is
EXTREMELY important that the service technician re-establish all safety grounds prior to completion
of service. Failure to do so will create a hazard.
6. Prior to returning the product to service, ensure that:
• All electrical connections are correct and secure
• All electrical leads are properly dressed and secured away from sharp edges, high-temperature
components, and moving parts
• All non-insulated electrical terminals, connectors, heaters, etc., are adequately spaced away from
all metal parts and panels
• All safety grounds (both internal and external) are correctly and securely connected
• All panels are properly and securely re-assembled
NOTE
This service manual is intended for use by persons having electrical and mechanical training and a
level of knowledge of these subjects considered acceptable in the appliance repair trade. BroanNuTone cannot be responsible, or assume any liability, for injury or damage of any kind arising from
the use of this manual.
Grounding Instructions
IMPORTANT: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE PROPERLY GROUNDED.
IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT AS TO WHETHER THE WALL RECEPTACLE IS PROPERLY GROUNDED,
HAVE IT CHECKED AND PROPERLY GROUNDED BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
A 220-240 volt, 50-60 Hz., A.C., 10 amp fused and grounded electrical supply is required (time-delay
fuse or circuit breaker is recommended). It is recommended that a SEPARATE CIRCUIT serving only this
appliance be provided.
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR PLUG ADAPTER WITH THIS APPLIANCE.
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Table of Contents
Table of contents
Safe Servicing Practices.............................................................
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Grounding Instructions...............................................................
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Features........................................................................................
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Section A – Installation...............................................................
Free-Standing................................................................................
Built-In Installation.........................................................................
Mounting Straps.......................................................................
Under-Counter Opening...........................................................
Cord Clamp..............................................................................
Leveling the Compactor.................................................................
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Section B – Cabinet.....................................................................
Trash Bucket..................................................................................
Remove....................................................................................
Bucket Handle...............................................................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
Slide Rails (Cabinet)......................................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Slide Rails (Bucket).......................................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Door Assembly..............................................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Reverse Door Hinge Position....................................................
Safety Interlock Actuator...............................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Gasket Assembly...........................................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Top Trim Cover Assembly..............................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
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Section C – Power Unit Mechanism...........................................
Drive Belt.......................................................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Main Motor.....................................................................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
Complete Power Unit Mechanism.................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Drive Wheels.................................................................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
Ram Screw Assembly...................................................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
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Section D – Electrical Components...........................................
Start Switch...................................................................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
Access to Components..................................................................
Remove Cabinet Cover.............................................................
Re-install Cabinet Cover...........................................................
Control Panel Assembly................................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Display Module Assembly.............................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Key Switch.....................................................................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
Interlock Switch Assembly.............................................................
Remove and Re-install.............................................................
Upper Limit Switch Assembly........................................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
Lower Limit Switch.........................................................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
Motor Centrifugal Switch Assembly...............................................
Remove and Replace...............................................................
Motor Capacitor.............................................................................
Test, Remove and Replace.......................................................
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Section E – Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Table.................................................................... 31
Section F – Specifications
Specifications Table....................................................................... 34
Section G – Diagrams and Parts Lists
Wiring Schematic ......................................................................... 34
Drawing and Parts List – Cabinet ................................................. 35
Drawing and Parts List – Mechanism ........................................... 36
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Features
Electrical
components
(SECTION D)
Power Unit
Mechanism
(SECTION C)
Cabinet
(SECTION B)
How the compactor works
The compactor compresses household trash up to 1/6 of its original volume. It will compact normal household trash
including milk cartons, glass and plastic bottles, containers and jars, tin cans, wrappings, boxes, food wastes, etc.
When you start the compactor, an electrically powered ram moves down into the trash bucket, compresses the trash
and then returns to the “UP” position and shuts off automatically.
NOTE: The ram travels about 2/3 of the way down into the trash bucket. Because of this, the trash bucket must be at
least 1/3 full before you will notice any compression.
Section A – Installation
Your compactor has been designed to require minimum
space without loss of capacity whether free-standing or
built-in.
Free-Standing
As shipped, the compactor is only configured for built-in
installations. This appliance can be converted from builtin to free-standing with the use of Toe Kick Accessory Kit
Model 15TCTK (sold separately).
If additional cord length is required for free-standing
installation, remove the cord clamp and wire tie on the
back of the unit.
CAUTION
Failure to use Toe Kick Assembly Kit Model 15TCTK in
a free-standing installation may cause the compactor
to be unstable during operation.
Built-in Installation
mounting straps
top of
compactor
front of
compactor
Two under-counter mounting straps are provided. Use
these straps to secure the compactor to the underside
of a countertop.
Fasten the slotted end of the straps to the compactor
using the holes in the top of the compactor cabinet as
shown.
NOTE: When installation compactor under granite or
solid surface countertops, bend the mounting straps so
they can be secured to the adjacent cabinetry.
under-counter opening
15" w
22" d
341/2"
h
12" MIN
Opening
electrical
15" Wide
outlet
34-1/2" High
22" Deep
The compactor requires an under-counter opening 15-in.
wide, 34-1/2-in. high, and 22-in. deep.
Plan to provide an electrical outlet in the opening that
meets all applicable electrical codes and requirements.
See “Grounding Instructions” on Page 2 for specific
information.
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Section A – Installation
Leveling the Compactor
cord clamp
The compactor is equipped with a 6-ft. long power cord.
Use the cord clamp to prevent excess power cord from
being pinched beneath the cabinet during installation or
service.
Your compactor has four adjustable levelers; (2) rollers in
the rear and (2) legs in the front. They allow you to adjust
for uneven floors and also trim the unit up to fit an undercounter installation.
back of
compactor
slots
adjusting
screws
cord
clamp
wood
block
rollers
To level the back of the compactor:
Tip the back of compactor up and onto a wood block.
Loosen the adjusting screws only far enough to move the
rollers to a higher or lower slot. Retighten the adjusting
screws and remove the wood block.
front of
compactor
wood
block
leveling
legs
To level the front of the compactor:
Tip the front of compactor up and onto a wood block.
Turn the leveling legs in or out to the desired position.
Remove the wood block.
Section B – Cabinet
H
G
a
F
C, D
b
Cabinet
Legend
The compactor’s main cabinet supports and encloses
a number of sub-assemblies. These include the trash
bucket, the door, the motor, the ram, and the electrical
controls and components.
A.
B.
C, D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Trash Bucket
Bucket Handle
Slide Rails
Door Assembly
Safety Interlock Actuator
Gasket Assembly
Top Trim Cover
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Section B – Cabinet
Trash Bucket
Bucket Handle
Remove
Remove and Replace
To remove the bucket completely from the cabinet for
repairs or cleaning, follow these instructions.
The plastic bucket handle may receive a lot of “wear and
tear” simply because the operator uses it every time he
or she places trash into the compactor, or removes or
replaces the bag. If the handle is scratched, chipped or
broken, replace it.
Bucket
Handle
Screw
1. Remove two Phillips head screws and detach the
handle from the bucket.
2. Installation is the reverse of removal.
3.
bucket slide
release tab
screw
2.
1. Pull out trash bucket until it stops.
2. Remove one screw from each of the bucket slides.
3. Press down on left and right bucket slide release tabs
while pulling the bucket out of the cabinet.
Section B – Cabinet
Slide Rails (Cabinet)
Slide Rails (Bucket)
Remove and Re-install
Remove and Re-install
The compactor’s slide rails may become bent from misuse or the ball bearings may become worn.
Rail
Spring Clips
Screw
Bucket
Screw
Rail
Nut
Screws
1. Remove four Phillips head screws that secure the left
slide rail to the bucket. Remove the rail.
2. Repeat Step 1 for the right slide rail.
3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Screws
1. Remove trash bucket assembly. (See Trash Bucket,
Remove.)
2. Remove two Phillips head screws from the front and
rear of the left track slide rail. NOTE: It is necessary to
slide the inner rail to access both screws.
3. Remove the slide rail from the cabinet.
4. To re-install, place slide rail onto the three “spring
clips” inside of the cabinet. Align holes in rail with
bracketed holes on inside of cabinet and secure with
two Phillips head screws. Repeat for other side.
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Section B – Cabinet
Door Assembly
REVERSE DOOR Hinge POSITION
REMOVE AND RE-INSTALL
The compactor comes from the factory with the door
in the right-hand opening position. Use the following
instructions to reverse the door.
The heavy-duty door could become dented, scratched
or bent and require replacement. Door removal is also
necessary for some service procedures.
1. Remove the door (see Remove and Re-install).
IMPORTANT: Firmly support the door during removal
and re-installation.
Door
Door
LOWER
hinge
BRACKET
LOWER
hinge
PIN
LOWER
hinge
BRACKET
LOWER
hinge
PIN
SCREWS
SCREWS
2. Use a 3/16" allen wrench to remove the lower hinge
pin from the cabinet (2 screws).
1. With the door closed, use a 3/16" allen wrench to
remove the lower hinge pin.
2. Carefully remove door by opening and sliding the
bottom of the door away from the cabinet.
3. To re-install, lift the door, insert the upper hinge pin
into the upper door bushing and move the door into
place. Insert the lower hinge pin from Step 1 and
tighten securely.
3. Turn the bracket over and install the bracket on the
opposite side of the cabinet using the same screws.
Section B – Cabinet
Safety Interlock Actuator
TRIM PIECE
Remove and Re-install
Upper
Hinge
Pin
This safety device prevents the compactor from operating
except when the door is closed. NOTE: If the interlock
actuator should break off, the compactor will not function;
replace it promptly.
ACTUATOR
SCREW
4. Use a screwdriver to remove the upper hinge pin from
the trim piece and re-install the pin on the opposite
side.
CAP
Bushing
DOOR
DOOR
14
SCREWS
INSULATION
PAD
INNER DOOR
PANEL
5. Being careful not to scratch the door, remove the
plastic door bushing and cap from the top and bottom
of the door using a small flat screwdriver. Install the
bushings on the side of the door panel that will be
hinged and install the caps on the opposite side.
6. Re-install the door (see Remove and Re-install).
1. Remove the 14 Phillips head screws from the inner
door panel. Remove panel and set aside.
2. Remove insulation pad from door.
3. Remove Phillips head screw from inside of door panel
and remove actuator.
4. Installation is the reverse of removal. NOTE: Fully seat
actuator in the door panel before re-installing screw.
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Section B – Cabinet
Gasket Assembly
1. Remove door assembly (see Door Assembly, Remove
and Re-install).
Remove and Re-install
2. Remove control panel (see Electrical Components,
Control Panel Assembly).
The gasket is made of a flexible vinyl material with
imbedded magnets. Over time it may become brittle or
cracked, and lose its flexibility. If this happens the door
may not close properly, so replace the gasket.
TRIM
COVER
3. Lift the outer edge of the gasket to expose the
retainer strips and the screws that are used to fasten
the strips to the cabinet. NOTE: There are six retainer
strips: two each on the top and bottom and one each
for the left and right sides.
4. Remove the Phillips head screws that secure the
retainer strips to the cabinet; then remove the strips
from underneath the gasket. Pull the gasket off of the
cabinet.
CABINET
GASKET
RETAINER
SCREWS STRIPS
5. To install a new gasket, place retainer(s) under the
outer edge of the gasket, then use the screws to
fasten the retainers and gasket to the cabinet.
6. Re-install the control panel.
Section B – Cabinet
Top Trim Cover Assembly
Remove and Re-install
1. Remove the door (see Door Assembly, Remove and
Re-install).
SCREWS
2. Remove the four Phillips head screws that secure the
top trim cover to the cabinet.
3. Pull the top trim cover away from the cabinet.
4. Re-install in reverse order. Be careful not to overtighten screws.
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Section C – Power Unit Mechanism
A
b
D
C
Legend
A.
B.
C.
D.
Drive Belt
Main Motor
Complete Power Unit Mechanism
Ram Screw Assembly
Section C – Power Unit Mechanism
Drive Belt
Drive Wheels
Remove and Re-install
The drive belt transfers power from the motor to the ram
screws. If it requires replacement, follow these steps.
4 Cover
Screws
BELT
COVER
CAP Screws
BELT
3. Use a 5 mm hex wrench to loosen the three hex head
cap screws. Rotate motor to loosen belt for removal.
IMPORTANT: Before installing a new drive belt, follow
the instructions below to align the height of both ram
screws.
Top Frame
3 Motor
Screws
RAM
4. Measure the distance from the underside of the top
frame to the bottom edge of the ram at the front and
rear of the power unit.
SCREWS
1. Remove cabinet cover (see Electrical Components,
Access to Components).
2. Remove the four Phillips head screws that secure the
belt cover to the unit.
5. If the measurements are different, rotate the ram screw
drive wheels as necessary until the measurements
match.
6. Install new belt, making sure it seats properly in gear
teeth. Adjust the belt tension by rotating the motor until
the belt deflection is 1/2 inch. Tighten the three hex
head cap screws securely. Re-install the belt cover.
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Section C – Power Unit Mechanism
Main Motor
Remove and Replace
Follow these instructions if it becomes necessary to
replace the main motor.
DRIVE
WHEEL
Idler
Wheel
MOTOR
IDLER
WHEEL
1. Remove cabinet cover (see Electrical Components,
Access to Components).
2. Remove the belt cover and drive belt (see above) and
follow the steps in Drive Belt, Remove and Re-install.
3. Mark the location of all wire connections and ties on
the motor, then disconnect the wires.
3 HEAD CAP SCREWS,
LOCK WASHERS AND
FLAT WASHERS
NOTE: For illustration purposes, the view is shown with
the drive wheels removed.
4. Use an open-end, socket or crescent wrench to
remove the idler wheel.
5. Support the motor from underneath and remove
the three head cap screws, lock washers and flat
washers. Remove the motor.
6. Re-assemble in reverse order. Adjust the belt tension
by rotating the motor until the belt deflection is
1/2 inch.
Section C – Power Unit Mechanism
Complete Power Unit
Mechanism
Drive Wheels
Remove and Replace
Remove and Re-install
The complete power unit mechanism consists of the ram
screw assemblies, the motor and the drive belt. Rather
than replace individual components, it may be easiest to
replace the whole mechanism.
SPRING
WASHER
BEARING
THRUST
WASHER
DRIVE
WHEEL
Screws
SUPPORT
ROD
IDLER
WHEEL
3 SCREWS
MOTOR
1. Remove cabinet cover (see Electrical Components,
Access to Components).
1. Remove cabinet cover (see Electrical Components,
Access to Components).
2. Mark the location of all wire ties.
screws
2. Remove the belt cover and drive belt (see above)
and follow the steps in Drive Belt, Remove and
Re-install.
3. Remove spring washer, bearing and thrust washer
from each drive wheel and remove both drive wheels.
NOTE: Grease the spring washer, bearing and thrust
washer before re-installing.
3. Support the power unit and remove the two Phillips
head screws from each of four support rods.
4. Remove the power unit mechanism.
5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Section C – Power Unit Mechanism
Ram Screw Assembly
Remove and Replace
The ram screw assemblies transfer power to the ram and
plate. Heavy usage can damage the threaded rod. If it
becomes necessary to replace one or both of the ram
screw assemblies, follow the instructions below.
1. Remove cabinet cover (see Electrical Components,
Access to Components).
2. Remove the drive belt (see Drive Belt, Remove and
Re-install).
3. Remove drive wheels (see Drive Wheels, Remove
and Replace).
Screws
Compaction
Plate
RAM
Release
Tab
4. Remove the compaction plate by releasing the tab
on the front of the ram, and pulling the plate down
and away from the ram. Note: When re-installing the
plate, insert the rear tab into the slot at the rear of the
ram, then press up on the front of the plate until it
latches securely in place.
Ram
Screw
Assembly
Compaction
Plate
RAM
Screws
TAB
5. Remove the four hex head screws and the ram from
the bottom of the ram screw assembly.
Section C – Power Unit Mechanism
Fasteners
Pin
Fasteners
6. Remove two hex head screws, shims, brackets
and nuts (fasteners) from the top of the ram screw
assembly. Note orientation of bracket during removal
as they activate the limit switches.
Pin
Slot
7. Turn the ram until the top pin indexes 90° from the
pin slot; remove two hex screws, lock washers and
flat washers (fasteners).
8. Turn the ram as required to align the ram pin with the
slot in the top frame and lower the ram through the
hole.
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Section C – Power Unit Mechanism
Thrust
Washer
Bearing
Bearing
Housing
Top
Pin
Ram
Screw
Thrust
Washer
PIN
Bearing
Bearing
Housing
9. Remove the pin, thrust washer, bearing, and upper
bearing housing from the ram.
10. Lower the ram screw assembly through the center
stabilizer plate.
NUT
Stabilizer
Plate
SCREW
Brackets
Lower ram
Screw
Housing
BOSSES
Notches
IMPORTANT: On re-assembly, index the bosses on the
top bearing housing with the corresponding notches in
the bearing. Brackets must be positioned correctly as
they activate the limit switches. See illustration at left.
11. Re-assembly is the reverse of disassembly.
Section D – Electrical Components
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B
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Legend
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
Cabinet Cover
Control Panel Assembly
Display Module Assembly
Cabinet Safety Interlock Switch
Key Switch Assembly
Upper Limit Switch Assembly
Lower Limit Switch
Motor Centrifugal Switch Assembly
Motor Capacitor
Start Switch
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Section D – Electrical Components
Start Switch
Access to Components
REMOVE AND REPLACE
In order to access the electrical components, it is first
necessary to remove the cabinet cover.
The start switch is located inside of the cabinet, behind
the push button assembly.
Remove Cabinet Cover
1. Remove control panel assembly (see Control Panel
Assembly, Remove and Re-install).
1. Remove the bucket from the compactor (see Cabinet,
Trash Bucket).
2. Remove start switch (2 screws).
2. Remove the door assembly, the (2) bottom door
gasket retainers (see Cabinet, Door Assembly).
3. Remove the back panel by first removing the Phillips
head screw that secures the power cord cable clamp
to the back panel, and then removing the 16 screws
that secure the panel to the cabinet.
Screws
Screws
Bag
Storage
Back
Panel
Screw
Cable
Clamp
Screws
Control
Panel
Screws
3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Screws
Section D – Electrical Components
4. Remove control panel assembly (see Control Panel
Assembly, Remove and Re-install).
Screws
6. Remove six Phillips head screws each that secure the
front and rear of the stabilizer plates to the cabinet
cover (rear view shown).
NOTCH
Screws
NOTCH
5. To remove the bag storage, remove four Phillips head
screws that secure it to the cabinet. Note: Upon
reassembly, the notches on the right and left sides
must appear on the lower part of the bag storage.
Grommet
7. To remove the power cord at the back of the unit,
rotate the power cord grommet 90º to the right, then
slide the cord out of the slot. Temporarily place the
cord in the rear of the power unit assembly to keep it
out of the way.
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Section D – Electrical Components
SCREWS
Re-install Cabinet Cover
Pins
8. Remove five Phillips head screws each from the
lower right and left sides of the cabinet cover.
1. To re-install the cabinet cover, lift the cover over the
top of the unit and allow it to rest temporarily on the
top of the locator pins.
2. Insert the right and left stabilizer plates but do not
secure them in place (they will rest temporarily on
top of the ram). Gently move the cover so that the
front and rear pins slide into their respective rubber
grommets. Make sure the sound-deadening material
fits properly down the sides of the cabinet.
3. Using six Phillips head screws (front and rear), secure
the three stabilizer plates to the cabinet. NOTE: The
stabilizer plates rest below the front and rear crossmembers (see illustration above).
Stabilizer
Plates
9. Gently spread lower left and right sides of the cabinet
cover apart and raise a few inches to allow the left
and right stabilizer plates to be removed. Take care
not to damage or tear the gasket. Tilt the bottom front
of the cabinet cover forward and up while raising the
cover.
10. Grasping the front and rear edges of the cover, raise
it up a few inches and allow it to rest temporarily
on the four locator pins. Remove the left and right
stabilizer plates. Again grasp the front and rear edges
of the cover and lift it off the unit, tilting it forward and
back as required.
4. Re-install the bag storage, control panel, cabinet
cover, bucket and door, etc., in reverse order.
Section D – Electrical Components
Control Panel Assembly
Wiring
Harnesses
Remove and Re-install
The control panel assembly houses the display panel,
the safety interlock switch, the bag storage, and the odor
control disk tray.
Screws
2. After removing these five screws, open odor disk tray,
pull the panel away from the cabinet and disconnect
the two wiring harnesses.
3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Control
Panel
Screws
1. On the front of the unit, remove the five Phillips head
screws that secure the control panel assembly to the
cabinet cover.
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Section D – Electrical Components
Display Module Assembly
Key Switch
Remove and Re-install
Remove and Replace
The display module assembly contains switches that allow
the operator to turn the compactor ON and OFF and to
select HOLD or NORMAL mode.
Control
Panel
Interlock
Switch
1. Remove the control panel assembly from the unit (see
Control Panel Assemby, Remove and Re-install).
Screws
Key Switch
Assembly
Key
Display
Module
1. Remove the control panel assembly (see Control
Panel Assembly, Remove and Re-install).
Switch
Assembly
Screws
2. Remove five Phillips head screws and the display
module assembly from the control panel.
Screws
3. Installation assembly is the reverse of removal.
2. Remove two Phillips head screws and lift the switch
assembly away from the housing.
3. Noting their locations, transfer the wires to the
replacement switch.
4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Section D – Electrical Components
Interlock Switch Assembly
Upper Limit Switch Assembly
Remove and Re-install
Remove and Replace
The interlock switch assembly is a safety feature. The
switch prevents the compactor from operating unless the
door is safely closed.
This switch sets the upper travel limit for the ram
mechanism.
1. Remove the control panel assembly (see Control
Panel Assembly, Remove and Re-install).
1. Remove the back panel from the cabinet cover (see
Access to Components, Remove Cabinet Cover).
Wires
Screws
2. Remove four Phillips head screws that secure the
switch assembly bracket to the top frame, and
remove the switch assembly.
Screws
2. Remove two Phillips head screws and the interlock
switch assembly from the control panel.
3. Noting their locations, transfer the wires to the
replacement switch assembly.
4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
3. Noting their locations, transfer the wires to the
replacement switch assembly.
4. Install the switch assembly and secure with four
Phillips head screws.
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Section D – Electrical Components
Lower Limit Switch
Remove and Replace
This switch sets the lower travel limit for the ram
mechanism.
1. Remove the back panel from the cabinet cover (see
Access to Components, Remove Cabinet Cover).
Motor Centrifugal Switch
Assembly
Remove and Replace
This switch reverses the motor when peak load is
reached.
Power Unit
Mechanism
Switch
Screws
Screws
2. Remove two Phillips head screws and the switch
from the center stabilizer plate.
1. Remove the control panel assembly from the front of
the unit (see Control Panel Assembly, Remove and
Re-install).
3. Noting their locations, transfer the wires to the
replacement switch.
4. Install the switch and secure with two Phillips head
screws.
Screws
2. Remove two Phillips head screws and the switch
from the bottom of the motor.
3. Noting their locations, transfer the wires to the
replacement switch.
4. Install the switch and secure with two Phillips head
screws.
Section D – Electrical Components
Motor Capacitor
Test, Remove and Replace
Power
Unit
Main
Motor
Screws
Capacitor
Shield
2. Locate the capacitor underneath the main motor.
Remove three Phillips head screws and the shield.
Shield
Screws
The capacitor provides power required to start the main
motor and improves overall efficiency.
Use an electrically-insulated tool to short the capacitor
terminals together. This will ensure the capacitor has
fully discharged and will prevent shock if any body
part comes in contact with the terminals.
Before testing with a multi-meter, there are two indicators
you can look for on the outside of the capacitor to see
if it is bad. If you spot corrosion around the terminals
or bulging electrolyte (ceramic outer material), then the
capacitor is leaky and must be replaced.
To access and test the capacitor:
1. Remove the control panel assembly from the front of
the compactor (see Control Panel Assembly, Remove
and Re-install).
Screws
Wire
Leads
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3. Remove two Phillips head screws and wire leads
from the capacitor.
4. Discharge the capacitor (see Warning above).
5. Use an ohmmeter or multi-meter set on the “Ohms
times 1000” scale (if available) to check resistance
across the wire terminals. The needle should jump
toward zero ohms and quickly move back to infinity.
(Note: Some less-sophisticated meters will only tell
you if the capacitor is good or bad.)
6. If the needle does not move, if the needle reads a
constant value or near zero ohms, or if the needle
jumps toward zero and then moves back to constant
high resistance (not infinity), replace the capacitor.
7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Note: On installation, route the wires through the notches
in the shield.
Section E – Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Table
Problem
No power to compactor.
Compactor will not operate.
Possible Cause
1. Power cord not securely
plugged in.
2. House fuse blown or circuit
breaker tripped.
1. Key switch in OFF position.
2. Defective key switch.
3. Safety interlock switch not
engaged when door is closed
due to a:
a. Broken actuator.
b. Debris prevents door from
closing.
c. Damaged or deformed door.
d. Gasket damaged preventing
door from closing.
4. Defective safety interlock switch
assembly.
5. Defective start switch assembly.
6. After repeated use, the
compactor motor’s automatic
thermal cutout may have
engaged.
7. Defective motor.
8.
Unable to open or close trash
bucket.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Trash bags pull down into trash
bucket.
1.
2.
Correction
1. Securely plug in cord.
2. Replace fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
1. Turn key switch to ON position.
2. Replace key switch assembly.
3.
a. Replace actuator.
b. Remove debris and ensure
door closes properly.
c. Replace door.
d. Replace gasket.
4. Replace interlock switch
assembly.
5. Replace start switch assembly.
6. Wait a few minutes to allow unit
to cool down; cutout will reset
itself.
7. Replace motor or complete
power mechanism.
Defective control module.
8. Replace display module
assembly.
Slide rail(s) damaged.
1. Replace rail(s).
Trash bucket damaged or bent. 2. Replace trash bucket assembly.
Debris wedged between cabinet 3. Remove debris.
and trash bucket.
Trash bag caught on ram.
4. Remove trash bag from
ram. It may be necessary to
replace the trash bag if it has
been damaged. NOTE: It is
recommended to fill each new
trash bag completely before
compacting for the first time.
Ram is in down position.
5. Close door and press START to
Compact mode is set to HOLD.
return ram to up position.
Using trash bags designed
1. Use Broan replacement trash
for another manufacturer’s
bags.
compactor.
Improper installation of trash
2. Install trash bag correctly.
bag.
Refer to trash compactor use
and care guide for installation
instructions.
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Section E – Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Table (Continued)
Problem
Noticeable odor coming from trash
compactor.
During compaction cycle the motor
runs but the ram doesn’t move.
Compactor does not compact
cans or bottles. Compaction force
appears weak.
Possible Cause
1. Active section of deodorant disk
has expired.
2. Entire deodorant disk has
expired.
3. Odor causing trash is trapped
outside of the trash bucket.
4. Damaged door gasket.
Drive belt is damaged.
1. Insufficient amount of trash in
trash bucket.
2.
3.
Compactor stops during operation.
4.
1.
2.
Correction
1. Advance deodorant disk to next
section.
2. Replace deodorant disk.
3. Clean or remove odor causing
trash. Check behind the trash
bucket and on top of the ram.
NOTE: It is recommended
to place folded sheets of
newspaper on top of the trash
when compacting messy food
waste or items that may shatter
to keep the trash compactor
compartment clean and in good
working order.
4. Replace door gasket.
Replace drive belt.
1. Ram does not travel to bottom
of trash bucket. Ensure trash
bucket is at least half full before
compacting. Compaction results
will improve as more trash is
added.
Bottles or cans are arranged too 2. Bottles and cans should be
uniformly.
placed randomly in center
of drawer. Cans and bottles
neatly arranged are capable
of supporting a tremendous
amount of pressure.
Lack of lubrication on moving
3. Inspect power mechanism
components.
and regrease components on
mechanism as necessary.
NOTE: It is recommended to
use high quality wheel bearing
grease.
Compaction plate not installed. 4. Install compaction plate.
1. Gently push the door closed
Uneven load may cause trash
until the door actuator engages
bucket to shift forward opening
the door.
the interlock switch. This will
activate the ram until it returns
to the up position. Open trash
bucket and reposition any
objects that may be causing the
uneven load.
Uneven load may cause ram to 2. Open and close door to activate
wedge in trash basket.
the ram to the up position. If
the ram is still stuck, it may be
necessary to remove cabinet
and reverse screw assemblies
manually.
Section E – Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Table (Continued)
Problem
Compaction cycle repeats without
pressing START.
Motor runs when the START button
is pressed and stops running once
released.
Motor hums after ram returns to the
up position.
Ram continues to run with the door
open.
During NORMAL compact mode,
ram runs down and doesn’t return
up. Motor hums after reaching the
bottom position.
Possible Cause
1. Defective start switch.
2. Defective upper limit switch
assembly.
1. Defective lower limit switch.
2. Defective centrifugal switch.
Correction
1. Replace start switch.
2. Replace upper limit switch
assembly.
1. Replace lower limit switch.
2. Replace centrifugal switch
assembly.
Replace upper limit switch assembly.
Defective upper limit switch
assembly.
Defective interlock switch.
Replace interlock switch assembly.
1. Defective upper limit switch
assembly.
1. Replace upper limit switch
assembly.
2. Defective centrifugal switch.
2. Replace centrifugal switch
assembly.
Replace display module assembly.
During NORMAL compact mode,
Defective compact mode switch.
ram runs down and stops (operates
as it would in HOLD compact mode).
During HOLD compact mode, ram
1. Defective compact mode
runs down and up (operates as it
switch.
would in NORMAL compact mode). 2. Defective centrifugal switch.
Trash compactor noise level
increases during operation.
1. Worn or damaged drive
components.
NOTE: Due to the number of moving
components, it is expected that
operating noise may increase over
the life of the product.
2. Lack of lubrication on moving
components.
1. Replace display module.
2. Replace centrifugal switch
assembly.
1. Inspect power mechanism
and replace damaged or worn
components.
2. Inspect power mechanism
and regrease components on
mechanism as necessary. It
is recommended to use high
quality wheel bearing grease.
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Section F – Specifications
Specifications Table
Broan 15-Inch Wide, Automatic Trash Compactor Models:
15SSEXG, 15BLEXG, 15SSEXF, 15BLEXF
Volts
Hz
Amps
Capacity
Compactor
Weight
Dimensions
220 - 240
50 - 60
3.0
1.55 ft.3
30 lbs.
3000 lbs.
6 to 1
165 lbs.
(packaged)
34-1/8" H (min.)
14-7/8" W
21-1/2" D
Section G – Diagrams and Parts Lists
Wiring Schematic
240V
200MFD/250VAC
Section G – Diagrams and Parts Lists
Drawing and Parts List – Cabinet
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20
21
22
24, 25
11
6, 7
12
9
10
5
16
8
1, 2
15 RH & LH
3, 4
19
13
14
18
17
Item
Part No.
Description
Item
Part No.
Description
1
S99526966 Door Hardware - Black
14
S99527485 Bucket Assembly
2
S99526843 Door Hardware - SS
15
S99526872 Bucket Slide Assembly
3
S99526835 Door Assembly - Black
16
S99526854 Door Gasket Assembly
4
S99526836 Door Assembly - SS
17
S99526873 Leveling Leg
5
S99526846 Safety Interlock Actuator
18
S99526874 Leveling Wheel Assembly
6
S99526849 Top Trim Cover Assembly - Black
19
S99526875 Cabinet Stand/Base
7
S99526850 Top Trim Cover Assembly - SS
20
S99527486 Start Switch
8
S99526856 Control Panel - Manual Advance
21
S99527487 Cabinet
9
S99526868 Key
22
S99527488 Power Unit Mech
10
S99526860 Display Module
23
S99527490 Cabinet Back Panel
11
S99526968 Interlock Switch
24
S99527491 Power Cord - Type F
12
S99527003 Key Switch
25
S99527492 Power Cord - Type G
13
S99526871 Bucket Handle
26
S99527094 Parts Bag Assembly (not shown)
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Section G – Diagrams and Parts Lists
Drawing and Parts List – Mechanism
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28
29
32
30
31
33
35
34
36
37
Item
Part No.
Description
Item
Part No.
Description
27
S99526888 Drive Belt
33
S99527494 Motor Capacitor
28
S99526889 Drive Wheel
34
S99526893 Centrifugal Switch Assembly
29
S99526890 Idler Wheel
35
S99526895 Ram Screw Assembly
30
S99527008 Upper Limit Switch
36
31
S99527019 Lower Limit Switch
S99527020 Latch Assembly - Compaction
Plate
32
S99527493 Main Motor
37
S99526883 Compaction Plate - Black