akd01 & akd02 Waste Disposers
Manual for Installation, Use and Maintenance
Customer Care Department • The
Group Ltd. • Harby Road • Langar • Nottinghamshire • NG13 9HY
T : 01949 862 012 F : 01949 862 003 E : customer.care@cda.eu W : www.cda.eu
The CDA Group Ltd cannot be held responsible for injuries or losses
caused by incorrect use or installation of this product. Please note that
CDA reserve the right to invalidate the guarantee supplied with this
product following incorrect installation or misuse of the appliance.
This appliance is not designed to be used by people (including
children) with reduced physical, sensorial or mental capacity, or
who lack experience or knowledge about it, unless they have had
supervision or instructions on how to use the appliance by someone
who is responsible for their safety.
Under no circumstances should any external covers be removed for
servicing or maintenance except by suitably qualified personnel.
Appliance information:
Please enter the details on the appliance rating plate below for
reference, to assist CDA Customer Care in the event of a fault with
your appliance and to register your appliance for guarantee purposes.
Appliance Model
Serial Number
CE Declarations of Conformity:
This appliance has been designed, constructed and marketed in
compliance with safety requirements of EEC Directive 2006/95/EEC
(Low voltage) and requirements of EMC Directive 2004/108/EEC.
This appliance has been manufactured to the strictest standards and
complies with all applicable legislation, including Electrical safety (LVD)
and Electromagnetic interference compatibility (EMC).
At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed of as
urban waste. It must be taken to a special local authority differentiated
waste collection centre or to a dealer providing this service.
Disposing of a household appliance separately avoids possible
negative consequences for the environment and health deriving from
inappropriate disposal and enables the constituent materials to be
recovered to obtain significant savings in energy and resources. As a
reminder of the need to dispose of household appliances separately,
the product is marked with a crossed-out wheeled dustbin.
• This appliance is designed for disposal of domestic foodstuffs only.
Any other use falls outside the design criteria so will be considered
dangerous and will invalidate the guarantee.
• The appliance must be installed under a sink in a purpose-designed
kitchen unit.
• Ensure no cable from any other appliance can come into contact
with (or enter) the waste disposer during use.
• Do not modify the appliance in any way as this will invalidate the
guarantee and is potentially dangerous.
• Do not use flammable solvents near the appliance.
• Never allow inflammable or explosive substances and/or strong
corrosive acids or alkalis to enter the appliance.
• Do not allow children to play with or near the appliance, and pay
particular attention when the waste disposer is operating in the
presence of children.
• Operating, cleaning and user maintenance of the appliance must
not be done by children without supervision.
• If a fault is noticed, switch off the appliance and unplug it from the
electricity supply.
• There are no user-serviceable parts inside the appliance; all repairs
must be performed by a suitably qualified service engineer or
• Do not use a sink fitted with a waste disposer for any purpose
other than food preparation or washing dishes. Uses such
as bathing children or pets, washing hair or similar have the
potential for causing injury.
• Do not insert hands or fingers into the waste disposer. If it is
necessary to push foods into the unit, only use the plug/pusher
• Replace the splash-guard when worn to help prevent ejection of
materials, splashing water and entry of foreign objects.
• In event of the waste disposer jamming, always disconnect the
power supply (unplug it) before attempting to solve the problem,
or to retrieve any object that has accidentally fallen into the waste
• Certain materials may damage the waste disposer if they are put
into it, so do not allow these to enter it:
Oyster, clam or similar shells
Metal obejcts
Glass or china
Plastic or plastic wrappings (including cling film)
Chemical drain cleaners
Paper or cardboard
Large bones
Toothpicks and other wooden items
Excessive quantities of fat or grease
Abrasive cleaners such as scouring products and grits
(including creams such as Cif)
• CDA and its agents cannot be held responsible for any damage or
injury caused by improper use of this appliance.
• This appliance should not be installed in locations where the
ambient temperature may fall below 0°C. Use in ambient
temperatures below 0°C may damage the waste disposer.
• When the waste disposer is not in use, we recommend that you
disconnect the electrical power supply.
Using Your Waste Disposer
To dispose of domestic food waste
• Ensure that your hands are dry, then turn on the electrical supply to
the waste disposer.
• Turn on the cold tap to run water through the disposer.
• Start the disposer, by a firm press of the air switch button.
• Insert food waste into the disposer, if this needs pushing in use the
pusher supplied. Do not use a finger or any other implement.
• After the grinding is complete, stop the disposer by a firm press of
the air switch button.
• Allow the water to continue running for a few seconds to rinse the
waste disposer through.
• Turn off the cold water tap.
• After ensuring that your hands are dry, turn off the electrical supply
to the waste disposer.
Note: The waste disposer is designed to grind a mix of foods at the
same time; inserting just one food type may cause blockage of the
waste disposer.
This is particularly important when grinding fibrous foods such
as banana skins, corn husks, pineapple or artichoke leaves, or
Care and Maintenance
Routine cleaning
In normal use, as described above, the waste disposer is unlikely to
require cleaning or maintenance.
If an unpleasant smell develops, due to buildup of greasy particles,
or if you intend not to use the waste disposer for a lengthy time, we
suggest the following procedure:
• Put a sliced lemon and a few ice cubes into the waste disposer.
• Switch it on without water flowing through, for 5-10 seconds.
• Run cold water through while the waste disposer is still running and
until grinding ceases.
• Turn off the cold water tap.
Overload Shut-down
The waste disposer is fitted with a shut-down system to prevent
internal damage in the event of a solid object or excessive food
entering it. If this happens the waste disposer will automatically shut
To restart the waste dicposer:
• Switch off the waste disposer and
disconnect the electrical supply.
• Remove the solid object or excessive
food waste.
• Insert the hexagonal key (supplied
with the unit) into the centre hole on
the base of the waste disposer, rotate
Fig. 1
it backwards and forwards (Fig. 1).
• Wait 5 - 10 minutes.
• Press the red “Reset” button on the base of the waste disposer.
• Re-connect the electrical supply.
• Run water through the waste disposer and start it up normally.
If you have any problems with your appliance you should check this
troubleshooting table prior to calling CDA Customer Care, to prevent
unnecessary service calls and potential cost.
You observe that
Possible Causes
Electrical power not reaching the
The disposer does not run.
What should you do?
Check the electrical cable is
plugged in.
Check the fuse and/or circuit
breaker protecting the circuit.
The overload shutdown has
been activated.
Press the red reset button on the
base of the unit.
PVC air tube not fully sealed.
Check the connections at both
ends of the PVC air tube.
The motor cannot be turned,
even with the hexagonal key.
The disposer is jammed by a
solid object.
Call CDA Customer Support for
The motor is turning but makes
metalic noises.
The disposer is jammed by a
solid object.
Call CDA Customer Support for
The motor attempts to run but
then stops.
The disposer is jammed by a soft
object (e.g. excessive food).
See instructions for “Overload
shut-down” above.
Water flow is slow when off but
fast when turned on.
The disposer is installed in a
single sink.
This is normal.
Water does not flow out freely in
the sink with disposer installed.
The disposer is installed in a
double bowl sink.
Blocked waste pipe, take apart
and clean.
Due to the nature of the waste disposer no further maintenance or
cleaning should be attempted by the user. Always entrust this to a
suitably qualified service engineer or similar.
Identification of parts
Identify and check all necessary parts, as Fig. 2.
Plug / Pusher
Sink flange
Rubber washer
Fibre washer
Mounting ring
Splash guard
Disposer body
Rubber seal
Outlet flange
Drain tube
Fig. 2
Installing the waste disposer
We recommend that before you start
installation you check the existing drain
pipe is in good condition and that any
obstructions are removed.
Part reference numbers below refer
to the diagram on page 9
• If fitting to an existing sink installation
it is necessary to remove the sink
drain and waste trap previously
• Clean the sink flange area of any
putty or other debris.
• Open the clamp (6) and remove the
sink flange (2). (Fig. 1).
• Unscrew the mounting ring (5) and
remove the fibre washer (4).
• Pass the sink flange (2) through the
rubber washer (3) and the sink hole.
• Tighten the mounting ring (5) with
fibre washer (4) onto the sink flange,
then tighten the screws so the sink
flange is seated firmly.
• Check that the splash guard (7) is
fitted to the disposer body (8).
• Wet the splash guard (7) with water.
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
• Insert the disposer body (8) into the
flange (2) by pushing upward.
• Use the clamp (6) to lock this in place
(Fig. 3).
• Thread the outlet flange (10) onto the
drain tube (12).
• Fit the rubber seal (9) onto the lip of
the drain tube (12) and tighten this
assembly onto the disposer body (8)
(Fig. 4).
Waste trap installation
• To improve the flow of water, all pipes
should be cut to length and internally
• The waste disposer is supplied with
inlet “A” blanked off (Fig. 5). This
inlet may be used to connect a sink
overflow using a flexible hose. If
using this it is necessary to remove
the plastic plug as shown in Fig. 6
before fitting the disposer.
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Air switch installation
Identify and check all necessary parts, as Fig. 7.
Air switch
PVC air tube (1m supplied)
Push button bellows
Mounting bracket
Fig. 7
• The air switch needs to be fitted into a 35mm diameter hole within
easy reach of the user. We suggest you either use a redundant
tap mounting hole (if you have one) in your sink or drill one in the
• Unscrew the back-nut from the push button bellows (C) and pass
the threaded part of the belows through the 35mm hole as above.
Fit and tighten the back-nut to lock the bellows in place.
• Attach one end of the PVC air tube (B) to the bellows (C), trim it to
length and mount the other end over the spout of the air switch,
located in the base of the waste disposer body.
• The mounting bracket (D) is supplied as an alternative mounting for
if you choose to mount the air switch button under the sink out of
Electrical Information
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
The mains lead of this appliance has been fitted with a BS 1363A 3 Amp
fused plug. To change a fuse in this type of plug, follow the steps below:
1. Remove the fuse cover and fuse.
2. Fit replacement 3A fuse, ASTA approved to BS 1362 type, into the
fuse cover.
3. Replace fuse cover.
Important: Do not use the appliance without the fuse cover in
How to connect an alternative plug
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, then it should be
cut off and disposed of safely to prevent the risk of electric shock. A
suitable alternative plug of at least 3 Amp rating to BS 1363 should be
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:• The wire which is coloured GREEN and YELLOW must be connected
to the terminal which is marked with letter (E) or by the Earth symbol
or coloured GREEN and YELLOW.
• The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter (N) or coloured BLACK.
• The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter (L) or coloured RED.
If in doubt regarding the electrical connection of this appliance, consult a
qualified electrician.
N.B. Ensure that the plug socket is situated in an easily accessible
If the power supply cord is damaged, it must replaced by a CDA
authorised agent.
Mains electrical voltage: 230Vac, 50 Hz
Total rated electrical consumption (akd01): 380W
Total rated electrical consumption (akd02): 550W
Your guarantee is valid providing that
• The product has been installed by a suitably qualified person.
• Installation has been carried out in accordance with instructions and
current legislation.
• Proof of purchase can be produced.
• The product has been used for domestic purposes only.
• The product has not been tampered with or repair attempted, or
modified by any unauthorised person.
• All products have been installed in accordance with local water byelaws and any building regulations in force.
Your guarantee does not cover
• Damage by misuse, neglect or transit.
• Use of parts not used or recommended by CDA.
• Routine maintenance, general wear and tear and installation faults.
• Products used for commercial or professional purposes.
Your waste disposer is guaranteed against defects in materials and/or
workmanship for 12 months
At the discretion of CDA, should a fault arise, the waste disposer may
be repaired or replaced and agreed refitting may be reimbursed on
receipt of a faulty part, once they have been inspected and deemed
Please contact our Customer Care Department for Service on the details below
Customer Care Department • The
Group Ltd. • Harby Road • Langar • Nottinghamshire • NG13 9HY
T : 01949 862 012 F : 01949 862 003 E : service@cda.eu W : www.cda.eu
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