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The trash compactor does not run

Is the power supply cord unplugged? 

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?

Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.

Is the drawer completely closed? 

Firmly close the drawer and start the compactor again.

Is the key-knob turned all the way to Start? 

Turn the key-knob (key-switch) fully to Start and release (on some models). See "Starting your compactor" in your Use and Care Guide.

Did you press On before pressing Start? 

Press On before pressing Start (on some models). See "Starting the compactor" in your Use and Care Guide.

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