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KitchenAid Product Help

Compactor drawer won't open

Is the ram all the way up? 

The drawer will open only when the ram is fully raised.

To raise the ram on models with a key-knob (or key-switch):

Turn the key-knob (key-switch) to Start and release.

To raise the ram on models with push button controls: 

Press Off, and then press On.

Is the Solid cycle engaged? 

The drawer remains locked until you reset by lifting up the foot pedal.

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