Electrolux 99526808A Use & care guide

Use & Care Guide
Trash Compactor
Guía de uso y cuidado
Compactador de basura
Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien
Compacteur à déchets
99526808A
October 2008
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Table of contents
Finding information . ....................................................................... 2
Safety . .............................................................................................. 3
• Important Safety Instructions ........................................................ 3
Features ........................................................................................... 4
• How the Compactor Works ........................................................... 4
Installation .......................................................................................
• Free Standing ...............................................................................
• Built-in Installations . .....................................................................
• Leveling the Compactor . ..............................................................
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Preparation ......................................................................................
• Use of Key Lock Switch ................................................................
• Install Odor Control Disk ...............................................................
• Install Bag .....................................................................................
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©2008 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
Operation ....................................................................................... 8-9
• Compacting . .................................................................................. 8
• Clock / Auto Delay ........................................................................ 8
• Battery Backup ............................................................................. 8
• Compacting Tips ........................................................................... 9
• Bag Removal ................................................................................ 9
Maintenance . .............................................................................. 9-11
• Cleaning . ................................................................................ 9, 10
• Troubleshooting ........................................................................... 11
Warranty ......................................................................................... 12
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Safety
Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
Do not attempt to install or operate your appliance until you have read the safety precautions in this
manual. Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the
risk type.
read all instructions carefully before
operating compactor.
grounding instructions
Basic precautions should always be taken when using
an electrical appliance – including the following:
1. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance
is operated near children. Do not allow the appliance
to be used as a toy, or to run unattended at any
time. Turn key to “OFF” and remove it to lock the
compactor. Store the key out of reach to prevent
children or others from operating or tampering with
the compactor.
2. Do not push trash into compactor drawer with hands
or feet. Trash might contain broken glass, sharp pieces
of metal, etc., which would cause injury.
3. Do not compact volatile material. Paint, oily rags,
lighter fluid cans, and paint thinner cans could
combust spontaneously and cause an explosion
and/or fire.
4. Do not compact aerosol cans or any other
containers still holding toxic chemicals, insecticides,
or combustible contents. Fumes may be released
which are hazardous to health.
5. Do not compact lighted cigarettes, cigars, or other
hot or burning items.
6. Do not overload the compactor.
7. Be careful when removing and carrying bag. Broken
glass or other sharp objects may pierce bag. Do
not overload trash bag with heavy material such as
glass.
8. Do not operate this unit with an extension cord.
9. Use only Electrolux approved accessories.
10. Do not touch moving parts.
11. Do not take this appliance apart. Incorrect reassembly
can cause electrical shock when operated.
12. Do not operate with a damaged power cord, plug,
motor, or after damage of any kind. Have the
compactor examined, and all repairs made, by an
authorized serviceman.
13. This compactor is FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
Use it only as described in this manual.
14. Unplug the appliance from outlet before servicing.
Important: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK - Please read carefully.
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, THIS APPLIANCE MUST
BE PROPERLY GROUNDED. The power cord on this
appliance is equipped with a three-prong (grounding)
plug which mates with a standard three-prong (grounded)
receptacle as illustrated above.
If there is a two-prong outlet located where you will install
the compactor, it is your responsibility to have it replaced
with a properly grounded three-prong wall receptacle. No
adapter shall be used with this product.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR
REMOVE THE THIRD (GROUND) PRONG FROM THE
POWER CORD PLUG.
The GREEN (or GREEN & YELLOW) conductor in the
cord is the grounding wire. Never connect the GREEN (or
GREEN & YELLOW) wire to a live terminal.
A 120 volt, 60 Hz., A.C., 15 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 WITH THIS
APPLIANCE.
Features
Battery Back-up
Door Interlock
Interlock Actuator
Key Lock
Electronic Control Panel
Bag Storage Area
Odor Disk Tray
Ram
Compaction Plate Release Tab
Compaction Plate
Trash Bucket Latches (2)
Sliding Trash Bucket
Leveling Rollers
Leveling Legs
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.
Installation
Your compactor has been designed to require minimum
space without loss of capacity whether free-standing or
built-in.
Built-in Installations
mounting straps
top of
compactor
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 ETC15TKH (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 Accessory Kit Model
ETC15TKH in a free-standing installation may cause the
compactor to be unstable during operation.
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 installing compactor under granite or solidsurface countertops, bend the mounting straps so they
can be secured to the adjacent cabinetry.
under-counter opening
15” w
24” d
345/8”
h
electrical
Opening
outlet
15" Wide
34-1/2"
12”High
min.
22" Deep
The compactor requires an under-counter opening 15-in.
wide, 345/8-in. high, and 24-in. deep.
Plan to provide an electrical
outlet in the opening that
meets all applicable electrical
codes and requirements.
See “Grounding Instructions”
section on Page 3 for specific
information.
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.
cord
clamp
Installation
Leveling the Compactor
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
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.
Preparation
Use of Key Lock Switch
The key lock switch on your compactor is provided for
your protection as a safety measure.
When the key lock switch is in the “OFF”
and “LOCK” positions, the compactor
will not operate. Remove the key to
keep children from operating the unit or
to prevent anyone from tampering with
it.
When the key lock switch is in the “ON”
position, the compactor is ready for
operation. The key cannot be removed
when in the “ON” position.
NOTE: Opening the door during operation will stop the
unit. If the compactor is stopped during its cycle, it will
always move back UP when the door is closed.
Install Odor Control Disk
Your Compactor is equipped with an odor control disk
that will last up to six months when installed in the trash
compactor. The odor disk comes packaged in a foil
pouch and is activated once the pouch is opened. The
compactor has an electronic control that automatically
advances the odor disk every 30 days until 6 months
have expired.
Optional – You may write dates on the odor disk labels in
this manner:
• When pouch is opened, write the “Activation Date” on top of disk
in space provided.
• Write dates on the GREEN month indicator labels in this manner:
Month 1 Label “Advance Date” = 1 month from “Activation Date”
Month 2 Label “Advance Date” = 2 months from “Activation Date”
Month 3 Label “Advance Date” = 3 months from “Activation Date”
Month 4 Label “Advance Date” = 4 months from “Activation Date”
Month 5 Label “Advance Date” = 5 months from “Activation Date”
• Write date on the RED month indicator label in this manner:
Month 6 Label “Replacement Date” = 6 months from “Activation
Date”
Caution: The odor control disk contains material that
may cause moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with
eyes. Harmful if swallowed. Wash skin or clothing
thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Do not
reuse empty foil pouch.
1. Remove the
disk from the
foil envelope,
swing open the
odor disk door,
and place disk
face down on
tray. Make sure
green label that
says “Month 1”
faces odor disk
door.
2. Press “Reset” to
start the timer.
The odor status LED
will be green.
3. The disk will advance
to the next month
Odor Status LED
after 30 days have
passed or by pressing
“Advance”. Once the disk advances, the next 30 day
period begins.
4. At the conclusion of the 5th month the odor status
LED will flash green to signal the disk is on its
last month.
5. At the conclusion of the 6th month the odor status
LED will turn red to signal the disk must be
replaced.
6. Discard the used disk in the trash, insert a new disk
and press “Reset”.
Odor disk, Model ETC15ODH, is available from your
Electrolux Distributor.
Install Bag
With the door open
and the trash bucket
extended to the furthest
position, place a bag into
the bucket. Fold the bag
over the top rim of the
bucket, on all sides.
Press the bag into all
corners of the bucket
and smooth the bottom.
Smooth and shape the
bag carefully - this will
prevent the bag from
being torn by the ram
during compaction.
Secure the bag in place
over the 2 buttons
on each side of the
bucket. The bag has
prepunched slots for
this purpose.
Operation
Compacting
Delay Start / Clock
The compactor is now ready to use.
for best results, Always fill each new
bag completely before operating the
compactor. Doing so will minimize bag pullup and tearing.
pm
auto
1. Slide trash bucket closed completely.
2. Turn Key Lock Switch to “ON” position.
Key Lock Switch
3. Select 1 of 2 compact modes:
Normal Compact Mode
Press “Start” button and close
door - ram will travel downward
into trash bucket and compact
trash. At bottom of ram stroke, ram
automatically reverses and moves upward out of
trash bucket. Total cycle time will be 45 seconds or
less. At top of stroke, compactor automatically shuts
itself off and is ready to receive more trash.
Hold Compact Mode
Press “Start” button and close door
- ram will travel downward into
trash bucket and compact trash.
At bottom of ram stroke, ram will
shut off. Press “Start” button again
to reverse ram upward out of trash bucket. At top of
stroke, compactor automatically shuts itself off and
is ready to receive more trash.
The compactor is equipped with a delay start /clock
feature that allows you to compact your trash at a time of
your choice (such as every evening).
1. To set clock time:
Press and hold “Set Clock” button until display
flashes. Use the “+” and “-” buttons to set current
time.
2. To set delay start time:
Press and hold “Set Delay” button until clock display
flashes. Use “+” and “-” buttons to set delay time.
Press “Set Delay” button again, until clock display
shows current time.
3. To activate delay start:
Press “Delay Start” button. LED above button
will light and clock display will show delay start
time. Once clock reaches delay start time, ram will
compact and hold trash for 2 hours, then return to
previous position.
4. To interrupt delay start during 2-hour hold period:
Open door and press “Start” button. Close door and
ram will return to UP position and stop. Open door to
add additional trash to bucket. Close door and ram
will return to hold position for remainder of 2-hour
hold period.
5. To cancel delay start:
Press “Delay Start” button. Close door and ram will
return to previous position.
4. Press “Start” button.
Battery Backup
Start Button
5. Close door to begin compacting. Compactor will
automatically shut itself off when compaction cycle
is completed.
6. Compacting cycle may be stopped at any time by
opening door. Once stopped, ram will always move
upward when door is closed.
The compactor is equipped with a battery backup, to
maintain clock settings in the event of a loss of power to
the unit.
Remove the battery cover and install a 9-Volt battery
(not included).
NOTE: The battery backup will not provide power to
operate ram.
Maintenance
Compacting Tips
Cleaning
• Although it is not necessary to compact until the drawer is full or
nearly so, it is suggested that for maximum compaction, you start
the compactor each time a significant amount of trash is added.
• At full stroke, the ram does not travel all the way to the bottom
of the trash bucket. Trash in the bottom 1/3 of the bucket will be
crushed during subsequent compacting.
• Glass bottles can make a loud noise when they break during
compaction. This is normal. Bottles do not always break during
the first cycle. Breaking glass and associated noise may occur
several cycles later depending on type and volume of trash.
• Bottles and large cans compact best when laid flat near the
center of the trash bucket.
• Place a couple of folded sheets of newspaper, or a large paper
grocery bag on top of the load to be compacted when :
• compacting large or several glass bottles or jars
(or any items that might shatter). This will help
prevent glass fragments and particles from flying
out of bucket into mechanism.
• compacting unwrapped messy food waste.
This will help keep the power ram clean.
• Compacting extreme uneven loads may cause the trash bucket to
shift forward which may cause the door to open and interrupt the
compaction cycle. Gently push and hold door closed to activate
the ram until it returns to the up position. Open the trash bucket
and reposition any objects that may be causing the uneven load.
Close the door and re-activate the compaction cycle by pressing
the start button.
• There are certain types of trash that create exceptionally strong
odors such as raw meat, fish, grapefruit rinds, personal hygiene
items, and disposable diapers. You may not wish to put such
items into your compactor.
• If the compactor will not be used for an extended period of time,
such as during vacation, remove the bag to prevent a build-up of
undesirable odor.
EXCEPT FOR CLEANING DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING
SECTION, ALL SERVICE SHALL BE PERFORMED BY AN
AUTHORIZED SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE.
Your compactor has been designed with easy access for
cleaning when required.
The interior and exterior of the cabinet are finished with a
durable baked-on enamel finish.
Do not use harsh or gritty cleanser or scouring pads
which may mar the finish of the compactor. Use a mild
detergent solution on these surfaces.
Glass fragments and other sharp trash pieces may
be on or around the surfaces to be cleaned. Carefully
remove these objects before wiping down any
surfaces.
REMOVE trash bucket AND CLEAN INTERIOR
DO NOT COMPACT AEROSOL CANS OR ANY OTHER
CONTAINERS STILL HOLDING OR WHICH HELD TOXIC
CHEMICALS, INSECTICIDES, OR COMBUSTIBLE CONTENTS.
FUMES MAY BE RELEASED THAT ARE HAZARDOUS TO
HEALTH OR MAY RESULT IN FIRE OR EXPLOSION.
Do not put paint, oily rags, lighter fluid cans, paint thinner
cans, etc., in your compactor. Doing so could result in
spontaneous combustion causing a fire and/or explosion.
NEVER PUSH TRASH INTO THE BUCKET WITH HANDS OR
FEET. Trash might contain broken glass, sharp pieces of
metal, etc., which could cause injury.
Bag Removal
1. Slide out trash bucket.
2. Release bucket latches and
lower front of bucket.
3. Unbutton bag from bucket
and close by twisting bag
top. Fasten with twist-tie
provided.
4. Lift and slide bag from bucket.
1.
3.
bucket slide
release tab
screw
2.
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Maintenance
Cleaning (continued)
Cleaning (continued)
1. Pull out trash bucket until it stops.
CLEAN ram
2. Remove (1) 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 unit.
trash
bucket
4. Vacuum and clean cabinet base, track channels, and
bucket, particularly in corners.
5. Wash the cabinet interior with a mild detergent
solution.
6. When finished cleaning the cabinet, install the trash
bucket by reversing steps 2 and 3.
ram
CLEAN compaction plate
1. Make sure the trash bucket is empty and pushed into the
cabinet.
2. Turn the Key Lock Switch to “ON” position.
Key Lock Switch
ram
release
tab
compaction
plate
1. The ram is equipped with a compaction plate that
can be removed for easy cleaning.
2. Make sure the trash bucket is empty and without a
bag.
3. Push the trash bucket into the cabinet. Unlatch and
lower the bucket front.
4. Press the compaction plate release tab on the front
of the ram to disengage the plate. The plate can be
removed by pulling down and away from the ram.
5. Once removed the compactor plate can be
washed in a mild detergent solution or placed in a
dishwasher.
6. Re-install the compactor plate by inserting the tab
(on the rear of the plate) into the slot (at in the rear
of the ram). Press up on the front of the plate until it
securely latches in place.
3. Select the “Hold” compact mode.
Hold Compact Mode
4. Press the “Start” button.
Start Button
5. Close the door.
The ram will travel downward into the trash bucket and stop at
the bottom of its stroke.
Glass fragments and other sharp trash pieces may be on or
around the surfaces to be cleaned. Carefully remove these
objects before wiping down any surfaces.
6. Open the door. Unlatch and lower the bucket front. Vacuum
top of ram and clean with a mild detergent solution.
7. When finished cleaning: Raise and re-latch bucket front,
press “Start” button, and close door. The ram will return to
the top of its stroke and automatically shut itself off. Open
door, slide bucket out, install bag, and select compact
mode. Compactor is now ready to receive trash.
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Before you call for service, check these handy hints which
may save you the cost of a service call:
1. Is electric cord plugged in securely?
2. Has a house fuse blown or a circuit breaker tripped?
3. Is the door pushed firmly shut?
4. Is the key switch in the “ON” position?
5. If trash bucket is difficult to close, check to see if any
trash has fallen behind the bucket - preventing it from
closing completely.
6. The motor has an automatic thermal cutout. If you
have compacted repeatedly, this protector may have
opened the circuit. Wait a few minutes and the cutout
will reset automatically.
7. The trash bucket must be at least 1/2 full of trash
before any appreciable amount of compacting will be
apparent - as the ram does not travel all the way to
the bottom of the bucket. Trash in the bottom 1/3
of the bucket will be crushed during subsequent
compacting.
8. On rare occasions, a large can placed near the outer
edge of the trash bucket may become wrapped around
the edge of the ram. This could interfere with proper
ram operation. To correct, simply open the door,
unlatch and open the front of the bucket, and remove
the can. BE CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING SHARP
OBJECTS!
9. In the unlikely event that the interlock actuator (on the
inside of the door) breaks off, the compactor will not
operate. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE COMPACTOR
IN ANY OTHER MANNER. A replacement actuator
can be ordered from your Electrolux Distributor.
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Warranty
Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or
replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used,
and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions
Exclusions
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This warranty does not cover the following:
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
Products used in a commercial setting.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are
not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or
other cosmetic parts.
Labor or in-home service costs during the additional limited warranty periods beyond the first year from your original date of
purchase.
Pickup and delivery costs; your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or
mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during transportation or installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux
parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT
NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH
AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED
WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be
required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be
obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the USA and Puerto Rico, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for
service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1-877-435-3287
Electrolux Major Appliances North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1-800-265-8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4