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Trash Compactors
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . .2–3
Operating Instructions
Compacting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Removing a Full Trash Bag . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Trash Bag Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Using the Trash Compactor . . . . . . . . .5–6
Owner’s Manual
Care and Cleaning
Cleaning the Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . . . . Back Cover
Product Registration
for Customers in Canada . . . . . . . . 11, 12
Product Registration
for Customers in the U.S.A. . . . . . . . . 9, 10
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ______________
Serial # ______________
You can find them on the label
on the front of the frame.
165D4700P330 49-55010
11-05 JR
Safety Instructions
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion,
electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.
Operating Instructions
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
■ This compactor is for household use only.
Use this appliance only for its intended
purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.
■ Close supervision is necessary when any
appliance is operated near children. Do not
allow the compactor to be used as a toy, or
to run unattended at any time.
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the knob to OFF and remove it when not
compacting trash. This will help prevent
anyone from tampering with the compactor
or children from operating it.
■ Do not push trash into the drawer with
hands or feet. Trash might contain broken
glass, sharp pieces of metal, or other sharp
objects that might cause injury.
■ When removing or carrying the trash bag,
keep the bag away from your body. Sharp
objects may have pierced it.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Be careful when cleaning the inside of the
cabinet or trash drawer. Glass fragments may
be stuck to the ram, imbedded in the drawer
surface or lying in the bottom of the cabinet.
■ Do not install or store compactor where it
will be exposed to outside conditions.
■ Make sure the compactor is properly
installed and leveled on a floor that can
support its weight.
■ Do not touch moving parts.
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■ Do not compact food waste such as raw meat
and fish, rinds, personal hygiene items and
disposable diapers. These items create very
strong odors and should not go into the
■ Do not use as a freestanding unit. Use only
as a built-in unit.
■ Never compact shotgun shells, cartridges for
firearms, fireworks, etc., which are highly
■ Never compact flammable materials such as
paint, oil- or gasoline-saturated rags, engine
starting fluid cans, paint thinner cans, etc.—
spontaneous combustion or explosive vapor
concentrations could occur.
■ Never compact containers of toxic chemicals
such as strong insecticides or other
poisonous materials—compaction could
release hazardous fumes.
■ Never compact aerosol cans containing
explosive or highly toxic chemicals.
(If you are sure the aerosol cans contain
non-hazardous materials such as shaving
cream, cheese spread and whipped cream,
they may be compacted.)
■ Do not compact lit cigarettes, cigars, or
other hot or burning items.
■ Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
■ Do not overload your appliance.
■ Handle a loaded trash bag with care. Sharp
objects can pierce the bag and cause injury.
Do not overload trash bag with heavy
material such as glass.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
■ To prevent hazard of electrical shock,
this compactor must be properly installed
and grounded in accordance with the
Installation Instructions before it is used.
■ Do not take apart this appliance. Incorrect
reassembly can cause electric shock when
subsequently used.
■ Unplug the compactor before making any
repairs. NOTE: We strongly recommend that
any servicing be performed by a qualified
■ Follow National Electric Codes or prevailing
local codes and ordinances. This appliance
must be supplied with 120V, 60Hz and
connected to an individual, properly
grounded branch circuit protected by a 15
or 20 amp circuit breaker or time delay fuse.
■ If the electric supply provided does not
meet the above requirements, call a licensed
■ This appliance must be grounded. In
the event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of electric
shock by providing a path of least resistance
for electric current.
■ This appliance is equipped with a cord
having an equipment grounding conductor
and a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that
is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with local codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the
equipment grounding conductor can result in
a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified
electrician if you are in doubt as to whether
the appliance is properly grounded.
■ Do not modify the plug with this appliance.
If it will not fit the outlet installed, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified
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■ Do not use an adapter plug or an extension
cord with this appliance.
■ Do not, under any circumstances, cut or
remove the third grounding prong from the
power cord.
Operating Instructions
■ Do not operate with a damaged cord set,
plug, motor, or after damage in any manner.
Have the appliance examined, repaired, or
adjusted by an authorized service
■ We recommend that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided.
Safety Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
This compactor must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet, you can receive
one by visiting ge.com, or by calling 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) in the United States. In Canada, visit
www.geappliances.ca or call 1.800.361.3400.
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Safety Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
About the trash compactor.
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What It Does and How It Works
The removable knob is provided for your
protection as a safety measure. When the
knob switch is in the OFF position, the
compactor will not operate.
Child Lockout Instructions:
Lock the compactor when it is not in
use, by removing the knob. This will keep
children from operating the compactor
and prevent anyone from tampering
with it.
Drawer Safety Switch
Trash Bag Installation
Before installing a new bag, be sure that:
The drawer side is securely locked.
Place the bag into the drawer. Open
the bag and pull the top edges over
the drawer top.
Lock the bag in place by pulling the
four prepunched holes over the bag
retainer buttons. Holes will expand over
the buttons without harming the bag.
Troubleshooting Tips
The container is clean and free of sharp
debris that may puncture the bag.
Reinforced plastic bags came with your
compactor and are ready to be installed.
You must use the specially designed
heavy-duty trash bags included with your
compactor. These bags are available from
your dealer or Factory Service Center. Ask
for catalog number WC60X5017. If you
prefer, you can order by mail. A handy order
form is provided with your compactor and is
included in every replacement bag package.
To install a new bag:
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The compactor has two safety switches to ensure that the drawer is in its fully closed
position for operation. The compactor will not cycle without the drawer being fully closed.
Operating Instructions
Your compactor reduces household trash to as little as one-fourth of its original volume.
It compacts most refuse, including paper, cans, bottles, jars, plastic containers, wrappings,
sweepings and some food wastes.
Drop trash into the disposable bag (designed for compactor use) that lines the compactor
trash drawer and close the drawer. When you start the compactor, an electrically-operated
ram moves down into the drawer, compacts trash, moves back up again—and the
compactor shuts off automatically.
NOTE: The trash drawer must be at least 1/2 full before you will notice compaction because
the ram does not travel all the way down into the drawer. By adding trash, compaction is
transferred to the items below until all trash is compacted.
Safety Instructions
Using the trash compactor.
Press inside of bag against the
drawer bottom, sides and corners
for a smooth fit.
■ Folded newspaper is also helpful when
compacting a large glass bottle, or several
bottles or jars, or any other items that
might shatter.
■ Although it is not necessary to compact
until the drawer is full or nearly full, we
suggest that, for maximum compaction,
you start the compactor each time a
significant amount of trash is added.
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Slightly lift and pull the compactor door
handle or press the foot pedal and pull the
drawer out.
■ To help keep the ram clean when
compacting messy food waste, place a
couple of folded sheets of newspaper
on top of the load to be compacted.
■ Items too bulky to go into the drawer
can be folded to fit. If it cannot be folded
to fit into the drawer, do not attempt to
force it in.
To start the compactor:
Turn the knob to ON.
Make sure the drawer is fully closed.
Lift the foot pedal up to start cycle.
The ram travels downward into the
drawer, compacting the trash. At the
bottom of the stroke, the ram automatically
reverses direction, retracts out of the
drawer, returns to its starting position,
and the compactor shuts off automatically.
The cycle takes less than 30 seconds.
As the trash drawer fills with trash, cycle
time gets progressively shorter.
■ You will not see compacting of trash the
first few times you load. The compactor
drawer should be about 1/2 full before
the compactor can begin to compress
the load.
■ Glass bottles can make a loud noise when
they break during compaction. This is
normal. Also, bottles in the trash drawer
will not always break during the first
cycle. Breaking glass and associated noise
may occur several cycles later, depending
on the type and volume of the trash.
■ When bottles and cans are compacted,
small tears in the bag may occur. This
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Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the trash compactor.
is normal and in no way affects the
performance of the compactor. Keep
the bag away from your body to prevent
injury from sharp objects that may have
pierced the bag.
■ Do not apply too much force when
turning the knob. The knob should
always rotate easily. Forcing may break
the knob and damage the switch.
■ When emptying waste baskets into the
trash drawer, some items may spill into
the compactor behind the drawer. Items
behind the drawer could prevent it from
closing completely and prevent the
compactor from operating. To remove
such items from behind the drawer,
open the drawer and remove it to clean
them out. See the Care and Cleaning
To stop the compactor:
The compactor may be stopped at any time.
Attempting to open the drawer while
the ram is moving will stop the ram.
The safety switch will activate.
Close the drawer completely and the
ram will travel back to the UP position.
Open the drawer fully and turn the
knob to OFF.
Removing a Full Trash Bag
Troubleshooting Tips
Pull the drawer completely open.
Remove the top of the bag from the
bag retainer buttons. Pull up all four
bag cuffs.
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Push the side-lock latch down and tilt
the drawer side open.
Lift the bag out.
As is true of most appliances, proper care is needed to give you continued satisfaction. Before cleaning the compactor,
turn the knob to the OFF position and remove it. If you will be away for more than a couple of days, remove the compactor
bag. Lock the compactor by removing the knob and store it in a safe place.
Cleaning the Unit
To clean the outside:
Wipe with a clean damp cloth.
Painted panels:
Stainless steel panels:
Stainless steel panels can be cleaned with
Cerama Bryte® or a similar product using a
clean, soft cloth.
Cerama Bryte is available from GE Parts by
calling 800.626.2002 (U.S.) or 800.661.1616
To clean the drawer interior:
If the drawer side was removed, slide it
back into the tilted position.
Press the side door latch down while
pressing the side to the upright
position. Lock the side door latch.
To clean the cabinet interior:
Pull the drawer out until it stops.
Note the tracks in which the drawer
rollers move.
Lift the front to clear the drawer stops.
Grab the drawer on both sides. Pull it
out the rest of the way and set it aside.
Operating Instructions
Apply a coat of kitchen/appliance wax
when the compactor is new, and then
several times a year.
Wash with a damp cloth using warm,
soapy water. Rinse and then dry with a
soft cloth.
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the compactor.
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Remove the bag. See page 6.
Wear protective gloves. There may be
bits of glass in the drawer. Press the
side door latch down.
Hold the side door latch and tilt
the side of the drawer until the latch
clears the drawer front. The drawer
side can be removed by tilting and
sliding it out.
Troubleshooting Tips
Vacuum inside of the cabinet. Liquid
spills or wet trash should be cleaned
up by hand, or use a vacuum designed
to pick up liquid.
Wash, rinse and dry the inside.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Possible Causes
What To Do
Compactor won’t operate
Compactor is unplugged
•Make sure the cord is plugged securely into a
working outlet.
Circuit breaker/fuse is
•Check house circuit breakers /fuses. Replace
fuses or reset breaker.
Knob switch may not be
in the ON position
•Make sure the switch is in the ON position.
•Foot pedal may not have been lifted up long enough to
start the compaction cycle.
Drawer may not be closed
•Check to make sure the drawer is firmly closed.
Compactor has an automatic
thermal motor reset
•If you have just compacted repeatedly, this protector
may have opened the motor circuit. Wait a few
minutes and the motor reset will reclose
Drawer is hard
to close
Trash may have fallen
behind the drawer
•Remove any trash.
Drawer will not
The ram is not all the
way up
•Lift up on the foot pedal and release to allow ram to
complete a cycle.
Little or no apparent
Drawer is not full
•The drawer must be at least 1/2 full of trash before
you will see any amount of compacting. The ram does
not travel all the way to the bottom. Trash in the bottom
of the drawer will be crushed during later cycles.
Trash is stuck between ram
and basket
•Remove any trash.
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Troubleshooting Tips
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Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
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Safety Instructions
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service,
on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at ge.com, or call 800.GE.CARES
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GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the compactor which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor
and in-home service to replace the defective part.
What GE Will Not Cover:
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
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■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
■ Damage caused after delivery.
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For The Period Of:
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Trash Compactor Warranty.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
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