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All about the
Use & Care
of your Food Waste Disposer
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Operating Instructions ........................................ 7
Important Safety Instructions .............................. 2
Troubleshooting ................................................. 8
Removal of Old Unit ........................................... 3
Cleaning and Maintenance .................................. 8
Installation of Mounting Assembly ................... 4 - 5
Notes ............................................................... 9
Electrical Connections ........................................ 6
Warranty ........................................................ 10
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Canada 1-800-265-8352
560C525P02 RevB (September 2011)
Product Registration ........................................... 2
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Bill of sale, sales slip, cancelled check or other purchase
record should be kept to verify the original purchase date for
warranty purposes.
Model Number*
See insert for specific information about your new
disposer:
NOTE: This Food Waste Disposer has been designed to
operate on 110-120 Volt, 60Hz exclusively. Using any other
voltage or Hz adversely affects performance.
IMPORTANT: Read all instructions thoroughly. Keep this
guide for future reference.
Serial Number*
*Above information appears on the label affixed to bottom of
the disposer. For your convenience, write down the model and
serial numbers prior to installation.
CAUTION: Be sure to review SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FIRST PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRICAL SHOCK
OR INJURY TO PERSONS before using disposer.
Call our toll free Help Line with any questions:
800-944-9044
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Note:
if you are not familiar iwth electrical power and procedures, call a qualified electrician.
Warning:
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check
with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. Do not
modify the plug provided with the appliance if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Warning:
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When using electrical appliances, basic precaustions should always be followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using the appliance.
To reduce the risk of injury, close supervision is neces
sary when an appliance is used near children.
Do not put fingers or hands into a waste disposer.
Turn the power switch to the off position before at
tempting to clear a jam or remove an object from the
disposer.
When attempting to loosen a jam in a waste disposer,
use a long wooden object such as a wooden spoon or
the wooden handle of a broom or mop.
When attempting to remove objects from a waste
disposer use long-handled tongs or pliers. If the dis
poser is magnetically actuated, non-magnetic tools
should be used.
©2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
7. To reduce the risk of injury by materials that may be
expelled by a waste disposer, do not put the following
into a disposer: clam or oyster shells; caustic drain
cleaners or similar products; glass, china or plastic;
large whole bones; metal, such as bottle caps, tin cans,
aluminum foil or utensils; hot grease or other hot
liquids; whole cornhusks.
8. When not operating a disposer, leave the stopper in
place to reduce the risks of objects falling onto the
disposer.
9. DO NOT operate disposer unless splash guard is in
place. (Does not apply to the Top Control/Batch Feed
units.)
10. For proper grounding instructions see the ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION portion of this manual.
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REMOVAL OF OLD UNIT
TYPICAL INSTRUCTIONS, YOUR MODEL MAY VARY
Before starting this step, turn off electrical power
at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
If your old mount is the same as the mount on your new
disposer, just reverse the assembly instructions found in
section Installation of Mounting Assembly. If your new
mount system is different, follow these instructions:
A. Use a pipe wrench to disconnect drain line where it
attaches to disposer discharge tube (see A).
B. Remove disposer from sink flange by turning mount ring
to the left clockwise (see B). If you are unable to turn
the mount ring, tap on one of the extensions from the
ring with a hammer. Some mounting systems have
tubular extensions. Inserting a screwdiver into on tube
will provide additional leverage for turning the mount
ring (see B). Some disposers may require the removal
or loosening of nuts from the mount screws (see C).
Some disposers may require the removal of a clamp.
IMPORTANT: Unless you have a new home, this is a
good time to clean out the trap and drain lines by
running a drain auger or plumber’s snake before
installing your new disposer.
Caution: Be sure to support the disposer while
perfomring this step or it may fall when the
mounting ring is disconnected from the mounting
assembly. If your disposer is hard wired (metal
shielded cable not utilizing a wall plug), complete
steps C and D. If you utilize a plug- in cord, go
on to step E.
C. When disposer is removed, turn up side down and
remove electrical cover plate (see D).
D. Use screwdriver to remove green ground wire. Remove
wire nuts from black and white power wires and
separate disposer wires from power cable wires.
Loosen screws on cable clamp and separate cable from
disposer.
E. To remove remaining mount system from the sink,
loosen mount screws, push mount ring up. Under it is
the snap ring. Use screwdriver to pop off ring (see E).
Remove mount ring, protector ring and gasket from sink
flange. Some mounts will require the unscrewing of a
large ring holding the sink flange in place. Pull sink
flange up through sink and clean off old putty from sink.
DISHWASHER CONNECTION
If you are utilizing a dishwasher, complete the following
procedure. If dishwasher is not to be connected go to
section Installation of Mounting Assembly.
A. Using a blunt instrument (steel punch or wooden dowl),
knock out entire plug (see A). Do no use a screwdriver
or sharp instrument. When knockout plug falls into
disposer, ou may remove it or simply grind it up when
the disposer is used. This will not damage the disposer
in any way, but may take sometime to grind, over the
course of several uses. Go to section Installation of
Mounting Assembly.
B. Connect dishwasher hose using hose clamp. If hose size
is different, you will need a Dishwasher Connector Kit
(see B). Make sure all plumbing connections are tight
and in accordance with all plumbing codes and ordinan
ces. Run water and check for leaks.
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INSTALLATION OF MOUNTING ASSEMBLY
Mount System
READ COMPLETELY BEFORE STARTING
NOTE: Pay close attention to the order of mount assembly parts, as they have been correctly assembled by the factory.
A. Disassemble the mounting assembly, as it has been
shipped, by turning the sink flange assembly until the
projections align with the notches in the lower mount
ring and allow you to pull th sink flange up and out of
the remaining lower mount assembly. Note the
sequence of these parts as they are stacked to identigy
each part. Unscrew the 3 mount screws until the
mounting ring can be moved to the top of the back up
flange. Remove the snap ring with a screw driver.
B. Keep these assembled parts together and set aside.
Before you connect the disposer to the mount
assembly under the sink. Make sure the lower
mounting is in place and teh hush cushion is engaged
properly to the top of the hopper.
C. Be sure your sink is clean. Pack the underside rim of
the sink flange with plumber’s putty. Position the sink
flange so it is centered and readable as you look into
your sink. Push the sink opening to make a good seal.
DO NOT move or rotate the sink flange once seated or
the seal may be broken.
D. Take the remaining portion of the mount assembly, as it
was set aside and make sure that the rubber gasket is
on top of the protector ring. From under the sink, while
holding the sink flange firmly with on hand, line up the
notches in the mount ring with the projections of the
sink flange. Slide the mount assembly up onto the sink
flange. Slide the mount assembly up onto the sink
flange, past the projections
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E. Tighten the 3 mounting screws evenly with a
screwdriver (see E). DO NO OVERTIGHTEN! Trim off
excess putty.
INSTALLATION OF MOUNTING ASSEMBLY
YOUR DISPOSER COMES WITH THE FOLLOWING MOUNT SYSTEM
Mount System
READ COMPLETELY BEFORE STARTING
NOTE: Pay close attention to the order of mount assembly parts, as they have been correctly assembled by the factory.
A. Evenly apply 1/2” thick rope of plumber’s putty around
flange (1).
B. Press Flange (1) firmly into sink drain. Remove excess
putty.
C. Insert fiber gasket (2), backup flange (3) and mounting
ring (5). Hold in place while inserting snap ring (6).
D. Place a weight such as a disposer on the sink flange to
hold it in place. Use a towel to prevent scratching sink.
Pull snap ring open adn press firmly unitl it snaps into
place.
E. Tighten the 1 2/3” screws (3) evenly and firmly against
backup flange. Use shorter screws if sink is more than
3/8” thick.
Grounding Instructions
FOR WASTE DISPOSERS EQUIPPED WITH A
GROUNDED PLUG-IN POWER CORD.
FOR WASTE DISPOSERS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A
GROUNDED PLUG-IN POWER CORD.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of
least resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of
electric shock. 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 all
local codes and ordinances.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of
least resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of
electric shock. The power cord (to be installed) must have
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 all local
codes and ordiances. Disconnect electric power to
disposer circuit before installation. Turn the circuit
breaker to the OFF position or remove the fuse.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
A. Connect disposer to 110-120 Volt, 60Hz AC current
only.
Wiring Disposer Directly to House Current
B. If plug-in cord is used, use a three prong plub (see A).
Ground wire should be attached to the ground screw in
the bottom of the end bell (see B).
This appliance must be connected to a grounded, metal
permanent wiring system or an equipment grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected
to the equipment-grounding terminator or lead on the
appliance.
C. Use a cable clamp strain relief connector where power
cord enters the disposer (see C).
A.
If you use BX cable:
1. Install cable connector in hole.
2. Connect white wire to white lead of disposer.
3. Connect black.
4. Connect bare ground.
If BX cable is not used, provide a serpareate ground wire to
nearest cold water metal pipe or other suitable ground, using
the screw in the bottom of the end bell for the ground wire
(see C).
B. If your power supply does not include a ground wire, you
must provide one unless metal cable is used. Attach a
copper wire securely to disposer ground screw and attach
other end of wire to a metal cold water pipe. Use only UL
approved ground clamp. If plastic pipe is used in your home,
a qualified electrician should install a proper ground.
ATTACHING DISCHARGE ELBOW/ CONNECTING DISPOSER TO MOUNT
ASSEMBLY
A. Connect waste elbow to the disposer (see A), proceed
to set B and C then connect bottom of the elbow by
tightening the slip nut (see D).
If you are connecting to a dishwasher, return to section
(B) page 3. If not, make sure all plumbing connections
are tight and in accordance with all plumbing codes and
ordiances. Run water and check for leaks.
B. Hang disposer by aligning 3 mounting tabs with slide-up
ramps on mounting ring.
C. Turn mounting ring until all 3 mounting tabs lock over the
rides on the slide-up ramps.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The Anti-Jam Swivell Impellers make a clicking sound as they swing into place. This indicates normal operation.
A. Remove sink stopper. Turn on a medium flow of cold
water.
B. Turn switch to ON position; your motor is turning at full
speed and ready to use.
C. Scrape in food waste. Down the drain go table scraps,
peelings, rinds, seeds, pits, small bones and coffee
grounds. to speed up food waste disposal, cut or break
up large bones, rinds and cobs. Large bones and fibrous
husks require considerable grinding time and are more
easily thrown away with other trash. Do not be alarmed
that the disposer slows down while grinding. The
disposer is actually increasing torque (grinding power)
and is operating under normal conditions.
D. Before turning disposer off, let water and disposer run
for approximately 15 seconds after shredding stops. T
This assures that all waste is thoroughly flushed through
trap and drain.
E. It is not recommended to use hot water while running
disposer. Cold water will keep waste and fats solid so
disposer can flush away particles.
BATCH FEED OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The Anti-Jam Swivel Impellers make a clicking sounds as they swing into place. This indicates normal operation.
A. Remove sink stopper and turn on a medium flow of cold
water.
B. Scrape in food waste. Down the drain go table scraps,
vegetable peelings, cobs, rinds, pits, bones and coffee
grounds. (see A)
C. Insert stopper to start disposer. (see B) One of the two
small slots in stopper base must line up with switch
plunger inside the neck of the disposer. Push down
firmly to turn the disposer on. Lift stopper to shut the
disposer off.
D. Run disposer for 15 seconds after shredding stops. This
assures that all waste is thoroughly flushed through the
drain.
E. To fill sink, insert stopper and align the largest slot with
the switch plunger. (see C) Push down to seal sink
without starting the disposer. When medium sized slot
(see B) in stopper base is lined up with the switch
plunger, water, can drain, but tableware, etc., cannot be
accidentally dropped into disposer.
TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL OPERATION
A. Be sure disposer is empty before using your dishwasher
so it may drain properly.
B. You may want to leave the stopper in the drain when not
in use to prevent utensils and foreign objects from falling
into the dispoer.
C. Your disposer is ruggedly built to give you many years of
trouble free service. It will handle all normal food
wastes, but it will NOT grind or dispose of such items as
plastic, tin cans, bottle caps, glass, china, leather, cloth,
rubber, string, clam and oyster shells, aluminum foil or
feathers.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before seeking repair or replacement, we recommend that you review the following:
LOUD NOISES: (Other than those during grinding of
IF TURNTABLE DOES NOT ROTATE FREELY:
small bones and fruit pits): These are usually caused by
accidental entry of a spoon, bottle cap or other foreign
object. To correct this, turn off electrical switch and water.
After disposer has stopped, remove *splash guard, remove
object with long handled tongs, and replace *splash guard.
Turn off disposer, then check for any foreign object lodged
between the turntable and grind ring. Dislodge object by
rotating table with a wooden broom handle and remove
object. (see 8B) If no foreign object is present, there may
be internal problems.
UNIT DOES NOT START: Unplug power cord or turn
LEAKS: If the unit leaks at the top, it may be due to:
either the wall switch or breaker box switch to “OFF”
position, depending on your model and wiring configuration.
Remove stopper and/or *splash guard. Check to see if
turntable will rotate freely using a wooden broom handle. If
turntable rotates freely, replace *splash guard and check reset button to see if it has been tripped. Re-set button is red
and located opposite discharge elbow, near the bottom (see
8A). Push button in until it clicks and remains depressed.
1. Improper seating of sink flange (gasket centering, putty
or tightening).
2. Support ring not tightened properly.
3. Defective or improperly installed cushion mount.
If unit leaks at the waste elbow, leak may be due to improper tightening of elbow flange screws.
If re-set button has not been tripped, check for shorted or
broken wire connecting to disposer. Check electrical power
switch, fuse box or circuit breaker. If wiring and electrical
components are intact, the unit may have internal problems
that require service or replacement.
*Splash guard not used on Top Control/Batch Feed unit.
Call our toll free Help Line with any questions
800-944-9044
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LUBRICATE YOUR DISPOSER!
The motor is permanently lubricated. The disposer is self
cleaning and scours its internal parts with each use.
NEVER put lye or chemical drain cleaners into the disposer,
as they cause serious corrosion of metal parts. If used,
resulting damage can be easily detected an all warranties
are void.
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Mineral deposits from your water can form on the stainless
steel turntable, giving the appearance of rust. DO NOT BE
ALARMED, the stainless steel turntables used will not
corrode.
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WARRANTY
1. Warranty: Electrolux Major Appliances (EMA) warrants
this Frigidaire GrindProTM disposer, when installed in the
United States, to be free from defects in workmanship and
material during the warranty period. This warranty sets
forth our total warranty commitment. We will not assume,
nor authorize any person to assume for us, any other liability
in connections with the sale of our products.
2. Length of Warranty: Model FFDI331 and FFDI501 - Two
years from date of purchase; FFDI751 - Three years from
date of purchase; FFDI502 - Five years from date of purchase: FGDI751 - Ten years from date of purchase; FPDI758
- Twelve years from date of purchase; Model FPDI103 Limited Lifetime warranty - Any model that fails to operate
during its warranty period, will be repaired or replaced by
Electrolux Major Appliances. This warranty is limited to the
original purchaser. Original sales receipt required.
3. Defective Disposer: During the warranty period, a
defective or inoperative disposer will be replaced by the
company at no charge to you. Original sales receipt required.
4. Change of ownership of disposer: Warranty remains in
force for warranty period from date of purchase of disposer
by the first retail customer. Original reciept required.
5. Misuse of disposer: This warranty does not apply to any
disposer which is misused, altered, improperly installed or
used for anything other than normal private household use.
Additional conditions are not covered by the warranty as
follows: Electrical connections due to improper installation;
leaks at the sink flange, dishwasher inlet or dishcharge
elbow; damage by installer such as excessive torquing of
screwed connections; incorrect operation such as grinding
non-food waste; and jams.
6. How to receive Service: Contact the installer or return
inoperative disposer to the place of purchase. They will
replace your inoperative disposer with a new disposer at no
charge to you.
7. Customer Service: If you do not receive satisfaction from
the place of purchase, please contact our Customer Service
department: Telephone: 1-800-944-9044; Website:
www.frigidaire.com; Mail: Frigidaire P.O. Box 212378
Martinez, GA 30917.
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8. Lifetime Corrosion Warranty: In addition to the above
warranty, any Frigidaire GindProTM model FFDI1502,
FGDI751, FPDI758 and FPDI103 disposer that fails to operate
as a result of corrosion will be repaired or replaced by
Electrolux Major Appliances. Parts or disposer will be
provided to repair or replace the subject disposer. Costs of
service labor for installation will be borne by the owner.
This Lifetime Corrosion warranty is limited to the original
purchaser. Original sales receipt required.
9. Model Number and Serial Number: The model number
and serial number can be found on the serial plate of your
disposer. Always reference the model number and serial
number when contacting EMA about your disposer.
10. Implied warranties: Implied warranties, including
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, are limited in duration to warranty period
from the date of purchase. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitations may not apply to you.
11. Consequential or incidental damages: The company
shall not be liable for consequential or incidential damages
for any breach of warranty, expressed or implied. Some
states do not allow the exculsion or limitation of the consequential or incidental damagers, so the above exclusion may
not apply to you.
12. Exclusive Remedy: Consequential Damages: The
foregoing provisions state the exclusive remedy for any
breach of warranty, express or implied, to the extent
permitted by the law, the company shall not be liable for
consequential or incidental damages for breach of warranty,
express or implied. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the
above exclusion may not apply to you.
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