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I ns t a l l at i o n , U s e & Care G uide
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important safeguards
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compactor.
carefully
grounding instructions
before
operating
Important: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK - Please
read carefully.
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.
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.
6. Do not overload the compactor.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR REMOVE THE
THIRD (GROUND) PRONG FROM THE POWER CORD PLUG.
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.
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.
8. Do not operate this unit with an extension cord.
9. Use only Broan 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.
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.
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Installation
Page table of contents
built-in installations
Section
Page
Installation
Unpacking the Trash Compactor................ 2
Free Standing . ....................................... 2
Built-in Installations ............................... 2
Leveling the Compactor............................ 3
Reversing the Door (optional)................ 3, 4
Tile and Wood Door Assembly . ................. 4
Preparation
1. How the Compactor Works ................... 5
2. Use of Key Lock Switch ....................... 6
3. Install Odor Control Disk . .................... 6
4. Install Bag.......................................... 6
5. Cutting Board (optional)....................... 6
Operation
6. Compacting......................................... 7
7. Compacting Tips.................................. 7
8. Bag Removal....................................... 7
Maintenance
9. Cleaning......................................... 8, 9
10. Troubleshooting................................. 9
11. Warranty ........................................ 10
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 installing compactor under granite or solidsurface countertops, bend the mounting straps so they can
be secured to the adjacent cabinetry.
15” w
22” d
34½” h
Unpacking the trash
compactor
The trash compactor is shipped from the factory with
packing material in the trash bucket and the ram in the down
position. Return the ram to the up position by plugging the
unit in, turning the key lock switch to the “ON” position
and closing the door. Once the door is closed the unit will
run and the ram will travel to the “UP” position. Open the
trash bucket and remove the packing material.
Your Broan Elite Compactor has been designed to require
minimum space without loss of capacity whether freestanding 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 Accessory Kit Model
15TCTK in a free-standing installation may cause the
compactor to be unstable during operation.
electrical
Opening
outlet
15" Wide
34-1/2" High
22"12”
Deep min.
under-counter opening
The compactor requires a minimum under-counter opening
15-in. wide, 34½-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”
section on Page 1 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
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Page reversing the door (optional)
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.
Door Reversal Instructions for all doors (except
wood and tile).
back of
compactor
As shipped, the compactor door is hinged on the right
(when looking at the unit).
slots
door
adjusting
screws
wood
block
rollers
lower hinge
bracket
screws
lower
hinge pin
To change door to be hinged on the left:
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.
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. Use a 3/16” allen wrench to remove the lower hinge
bracket from the cabinet (2 screws).
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.
4. Turn the bracket over and install the
bracket on the opposite side of the
cabinet using the same screws.
trim piece
upper
hinge
pin
5. Use a screwdriver to remove the upper hinge pin from the
trim piece and reinstall the pin on the opposite side.
Installation
leveling the compactor
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Installation
Page cap
bushing
door
6. 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 cap on the opposite side.
7. Install the door on the cabinet by inserting the upper
hinge pin into the upper door bushing while moving the
door into place. Insert the lower hinge pin from Step 1
and tighten securely.
Tile and Wood Door
Assembly
Use the following instructions if you have a trash
compactor with a tile or wood door kit.
It is recommended you remove the door pan from the
compactor to install the custom tile or wood panel.
To remove door pan:
door
pan
3. Consider where
the compactor
will be installed
and determine
whether to
hinge the door
on the left or
right side of the
cabinet. Since
the hinge pins
are permanently
attached to the
door pan, simply rotate the door pan until the hinge
pins are on the desired side. You may want to mark the
inside of the door pan to indicate the top.
4. To prevent damage to the
actuator on the back of door,
remove the (2) screws that
hold it in place. Save the
actuator and screws.
back
of
door
actuator
For wood door:
5. The wood door pan is designed
to accommodate a ¾” thick
wood panel that is 14-7/8”
wide by 29-1\4” tall. It is
recommended that you verify
the height of the
door pan prior to
cutting the wood
door
panel to size.
Center the door
pan on the wood
panel and fasten
together using
hardware provided
in the compactor bushing
parts bag.
lower
hinge
bracket
For tile door:
5. The tile door
screws
pan comes
preassembled with cement backer board. Tile and
grout the door pan using traditional tiling methods and
materials.
6. Purchase a door handle to match your cabinet
hardware and install per handle instructions.
lower hinge
bracket
screws
1. Use a 3/16” allen wrench to remove the lower hinge
bracket from the cabinet (2 screws).
2. Remove the door pan from the cabinet.
7. If the door will be hinged on the left side of the
compactor, it will be necessary to reverse the lower
hinge bracket removed in Step 1. Remove the plastic
bushing from the hinge bracket and install on the
opposite side of the bracket. Install the door onto the
compactor cabinet by reversing the procedure from
Step 1.
8. Re-install the actuator removed in Step 4. Make sure
the door opens and closes smoothly with the actuator
entering and exiting the door interlock switch on the
compactor.
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Page Start Button (with Ram Status LED)
Door Interlock
Interlock Actuator
Key Lock
Compact Mode Switch
Bag Storage Area
Odor Disk
Compaction Plate Release Tab
Compaction Plate
Trash Bucket Latches (2)
Sliding Trash Bucket
Leveling Rollers
Leveling Legs
1. how the compactor works
The Broan 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.
Pr e p a r a t i o n
Ram
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Page 2. uSE OF key lock switch
The key lock switch on your compactor is provided for your
protection as a safety measure.
When the
key
Compact
Mode lock switch is in the “OFF”
position, the compactor will not operate.
Lock your compactor, and remove the key
to keep children from operating the unit or
to prevent anyone from tampering with it.
Normal
On
Hold
Compact Mode
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.
After a month has
passed, rotate the
disk from right to
left with your finger.
Repeat every
month.
On the 6th month,
the label in the
window will be RED
- indicating that the
odor disk needs to be replaced after 30 days.
P r e p a r a t i on
Normal
On
Hold
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.
3. 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.
Write dates on the odor disk labels in this manner:
• When pouch is opened, write the “Activation Date” on top of disk
Compact Mode
in space provided.
Odor disk, Model 15TCOD, is available from your Broan
Distributor.
4. 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.
Normal
• Write dates on the GREEN month indicator labels in this manner:
Month 1 Label “Advance Date” = 1 month from “Activation Date”
On
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”
Hold
• 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.
Remove the disk
from the foil
pouch, swing
open the odor disk
door, and place
disk face down on
tray so that the
GREEN Month
“1” is visible in
the window when
the odor disk door
is closed.
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.
5. CUTTING BOARD (optional)
If your compactor will not be installed under a counter you can order an optional cutting board, Model 15TCBB,
from your Broan Distributor.
The cutting board rests on the top of the compactor, and
features non-marring rubber feet and a gravy groove on the
top.
To keep your wood cutting board from warping, wash with a
mild detergent and apply a thin coat of mineral oil.
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Page 6. COMPACTING
7. COMPACTING tIPS
The compactor is now ready to use.
• 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.
for best results, Always fill
each new bag completely before
operating the compactor. Doing
so will minimize bag pull-up and
tearing.
1. Slide trash bucket closed completely.
2. Turn Key Lock Switch to “ON” position.
Compact Mode
Normal
Key Lock Switch
On
Hold
3. Select 1 of the 2 compact modes:
Compact Mode
Normal
Hold
Normal
Hold
After the door is closed and the “Start”
button is pressed - the ram will travel
downward into the trash bucket and
compact the trash. At the bottom of
the ram stroke, the ram automatically
reverses and moves upward out of the
trash bucket. Total cycle time will be 45
seconds or less. At the top of the stroke,
the compactor automatically shuts itself
off and is ready to receive more trash.
Hold Compact Mode
After the door is closed and the “Start”
button is pressed - the ram will travel
downward into the trash bucket and
compact the trash. This setting is helpful
for compressing trash completely to
allow for greater capacity. At the bottom
of the ram stroke, the ram will shut off.
Press the “Start” button again to reverse
the ram upward out of the trash bucket.
At the top of the stroke, the compactor
automatically shuts itself off and is ready
to receive more trash.
4. Close the door.
5. Press the “Start” button at the top-center of the
unit to begin compacting. The compactor will
automatically shut itself off when the compaction
cycle is completed. The “Ram Status LED” is
GREEN when the ram is in the up position and
ready to receive trash. The LED will turn RED when
the ram is moving or stopped in any other position.
Start Button
Ram Status LED
6. The compacting cycle may be stopped at any time
by opening the door. Once stopped, the ram will
always move upward when the door is closed.
• 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 reactivate 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.
CAUTION: 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.
8. 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.
Operation
Compact Mode
Normal Compact Mode
• 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.
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EXCEPT FOR CLEANING DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING SECTION, ALL SERVICE SHALL BE PERFORMED BY AN AUTHORIZED
SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE.
Page 9. cleaning
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.
CAUTION: 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.
1. Pull out trash bucket until it stops.
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.
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.
REMOVE trash bucket
AND CLEAN INTERIOR
CLEAN compaction plate
ram
release
tab
compaction
plate
Mai nt ena n ce
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.
1.
3.
bucket slide
release tab
screw
2.
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.
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Page Compact Mode
Normal
On
9. cleaning
10. troubleshooting
(continued)
Hold
Before you call for service, check these handy hints which
may save you the cost of a service call:
CLEAN ram
1. Is electric cord plugged in securely?
2. Has a house fuse blown or a circuit breaker tripped?
trash
bucket
3. Is the door pushed firmly shut?
4. Is the key switch in the “ON” position?
5. Did you press the “Start” button long enough to start
the compaction cycle?
6. If trash bucket is difficult to close, check to see if any
trash has fallen behind the bucket - preventing it from
closing completely.
ram
1. Make sure the trash bucket is empty and pushed into
the cabinet.
2. Turn the Key Lock Switch to “ON” position.
8. 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.
Compact Mode
Normal
Key Lock Switch
On
Hold
3. Select the “Hold” compact mode.
Compact Mode
9. 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!
Normal
Hold Compact Mode
Hold
4. Close the door.
5. Press the “Start” button.
The ram will travel downward into the trash bucket and
stop at the bottom of its stroke.
CAUTION: 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, close door, and press
“Start” button. The ram will return to the
top of its
Compact Mode
stroke and automatically shut itself off. Open door,
Normal
slide bucket out, install bag, and select compact
mode. Compactor is now ready to receive trash.
On
Hold
10. 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 Broan Distributor.
11. To obtain service, provide the unit model number,
serial number and nature of any defect in the product
or part. The model number, serial number and all other
data is shown on the model plate, which is located on
the inside wall of cabinet. When requesting warranty
service, evidence of the original purchase date must be
presented. To obtain the name of the warranty service
center serving your location, contact the dealer who
sold you your compactor or Broan-NuTone LLC.
Mai nt ena n ce
Start Button
7. 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.
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Page 10
11. Warranty
BROAN-NUTONE ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Broan-NuTone warrants to the original consumer
purchaser of its products that such products will be
free from defects in materials or workmanship for a
period of one year from the date of original purchase.
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
During this one-year period, Broan-NuTone will, at its
option, repair or replace, without charge, any product
or part which is found to be defective under normal use
and service.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT EXTEND TO
FLUORESCENT LAMP STARTERS AND TUBES.
This warranty does not cover (a) normal maintenance
and service or (b) any products or parts which have
been subject to misuse, negligence, accident,
improper maintenance or repair (other than by BroanNuTone), faulty installation or installation contrary to
recommended installation instructions.
The duration of any implied warranty is limited to the
one-year period as specified for the express warranty.
Some states do not allow limitation on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not
apply to you.
BROAN-NUTONE’S OBLIGATION TO REPAIR OR
REPLACE, AT BROAN-NUTONE’S OPTION, SHALL
BE THE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY UNDER THIS WARRANTY. BROANNUTONE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH PRODUCT USE
OR PERFORMANCE. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary
from state to state. This warranty supersedes all prior
warranties.
Warra nty
To qualify for warranty service, you must (a) notify
Broan-NuTone at the address or telephone number
below, (b) give the model number and part identification
and (c) describe the nature of any defect in the product
or part. At the time of requesting warranty service, you
must present evidence of the original purchase date.
Broan-NuTone LLC Hartford, Wisconsin
www.broan.com 800-558-1711
Broan-NuTone Canada Mississauga, Ontario
www.broan.ca 877-896-1119
99526805A
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