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15WH15" Compactor, white door, storage compartment and manual advance odor control system. 120V.

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  • This product is DISCONTINUED and no longer available

    Beautiful lines and a rich finish in appliance-matching colors makes this compactor a seamless addition to your kitchen work area. It features a crushing mechanism with an industry-leading 3,000 pounds of continual force and over twice the horsepower of competitors, for the highest compaction ratio on the market. The reversible hinged door allows installation to suit your kitchen layout. Turn the activation key, close the door and touch one button. That’s it! Another chore is finished.

    • 3000 pounds of continual compaction force and a 3/4 horsepower motor delivers a 6 to 1 compaction ratio – the highest in the industry – to minimize your trash volume and handling
    • 1.55 cubic foot, painted steel trash bucket holds 30 pounds of compacted trash for fewer trips to the curb
    • Six-month, manual advance, odor control system is simple to turn each month or in keeping with your compacting schedule
    • Full extension, ball-bearing drawer slides means the bucket pulls all the way out allowing complete access for unloading; side panel drops down so there is no more struggle to lift the bag over the side – you can just slide it out
    • Reversible 170 degree hinged door has a magnetic gasket resulting in a tight, secure close and a child lock with a removable key to ensure your family’s comfort and safety
    • Painted steel compacting plate is specially designed to efficiently crush bottles and cans so you can dispose of nearly any object with confidence
    • Fully enclosed cabinet has adjustable height and is painted with a fingerprint resistant coating to maintain a clean appearance
    • Integral bag storage compartment means bags are always handy and ready for use
    • Optional toe kick kit allows you to finish off freestanding installations neatly
  • 220V/240V CE CertifiedNo
    Adjustable HeightYes
    Appliance FinishWhite Door
    Bag StorageYes
    Compacting PlateBlack
    Compaction Force3000 lbs.
    Compactor Bag Securement Detail(4) buttons on trash bucket
    Control PanelMechanical controls
    cUL ListedYes
    Dimensions; Depth21-1/2"
    Dimensions; Height34-1/8" to 35-1/8"
    Dimensions; Width14-7/8"
    Door OpeningReversible
    Drawer SlidesFull extension
    Hertz (Hz)60
    Hold FeatureYes
    Horse Power3/4 hp
    Installation TypeBuilt-In or Freestanding
    Noise Insulation SystemDoor panel
    Odor ControlManual advance
    Rated Amperage (AMPS)15
    Required Voltage (Volts)120
    RoHS CertificationYes
    Safety Lock With Removable KeyYes
    Stainless Steel Grade (if applicable)N/A
    Warranty1 Year
  • 15WH is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Changed my concept of the Broan Brand I have serial #31M-00037. The unit had to go to the shop on the 11th month of the warranty, which is 1 year. The problem was the belt. They replaced the belt under warranty along with the labor. It sounded different when it was returned to me when it ran. Now 4 months after it was repaired the belt went out again. We had a Kitchen Aid for over 15 years & had periodic problems with it & I was always able to repair the unit & keep it running until parts were not available anymore. I wish now I would have gone with the same brand instead of being concerned over the compact ratio & motor HP. Take my advice, do not buy the 15SS, or its similar models.
    Date published: 2015-04-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of junk broke twice in a year and a 1/2 As a building contractor I've never with an appliance and getting it repaired right. Parts hard to get no local service techs, and the one I took it too in Elk Grove it did the same thing 3 months later.
    Date published: 2014-12-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from pass on this disappointed. not much compression at all. I have owned compactors a third of the price that has done a much better job.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is nearly invisible. My wife and I love the Braun trash compactor. We chose to get the model that let us put a matching cabinet panel on it and the small silver bar at the top with the power switch is not noticeable at all. In fact we always have to tell guest where the garbage is. The one drawback is that you can open the door when the compactor is down so I often have to clean trash from the top of the compactor after guests has been here...especially grandchildren!
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broan 15ss is not as robust as previous Broan trash compactors We needed to replace an older Broan trash compactor that died after 15 years. My disappointments in current design: 1) had to reconfigure kitchen cabinets since the new units are several inches wider 2) the trash compactor bags are larger, and not available locally (we've checked Costco & Target so far) 3) to access old compactor you simply pulled the drawer out. this unit you must first open the cabinet door, then pull out the drawer. very awkward 4) the cabinet door has been pulled off by my daughter already. very flimsy. 5) the compacting arm does not compact as much as old model. the bag always looks "full" 6) the best I can say is that this unit is quiet
    Date published: 2014-01-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from BROAN COMPACTOR Good features works well the odor disc works really helps only drawback you must first open the door then pull out the container to throw in garbage. Should be some kind of foot release so that both hands can be used while working
    Date published: 2013-08-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very dissapointing product--would not recommend! I had purchased this trash compact her to match the other appliances I bought wall upgrading my kitchen. I think it is a very poor design. You have to use your hands to open the door and to slide out the trash can. Furthermore you have to push the button continuously for the trash compacter to complete its cycle. This can be up to 30 seconds of standing beside the machine depressing the button. Finally the compacter trash can is not the standard size, so you have to buy Broan trash bags which are rather expensive compared to the standard trash compact bags.
    Date published: 2013-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is reliable and has great features. We purchased a house that had a Broan Compactor 23 years ago. That Compactor never gave us any trouble in the 10 years we were in that house. We moved to another state and in 2008 had a new home built. We decided to purchase a Kitchenaid Compactor because it had a foot pedal and it matched our refrigerator. That compactor started giving us trouble in 2011 and eventually broke down completely this year 6/2013. I was delighted to find a Broan to purchase and install ourselves 8/2013. This product is far superior in performance and quality. The Kitchenaid was tinny sounding and can't compare to the quality of the Broan. Thanks for making such a superior product.
    Date published: 2013-08-20
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  • Repair advice or local repair service

    When start button pushed the compactor plunger moves up and down rapidly about 1/4 inch....does not extend down to the garbage to compact. What part can i install to repair?
    Asked by: schroader
    Thank you for your question on the model 15SS trash compactor. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-08-25

    Does the trash bin slide out for use to put in trash automatically when the door is opened?

    Asked by: Scott
    Thank you for your question on the model 15SS trash compactor. When you open the door on the 15SS, the trash bin will not automatically slide out to put trash in. You would need to pull the door out manually.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-01-05

    Compactor does not compress trash

    Our unit was installed 1 month ago and we just began using it a week ago. We have no children and don't put too much trash in the unit but it is about 3/4 full and when we operate it the ram goes down for about 3 seconds then the door opens slightly. Of course the unit stops with the ram down and when we close the door the ram returns to the starting position but the trash is not compacted at all.
    Asked by: Skip
    Thank you for your question on the Broan 15SS compactor. If the door is opening during the cycle, then it is possible an uneven load maybe causing the trash bucket to shift forward opening the door. You can also inspect the trash bucket itself to be sure it is not bent or warped in any way. Finally, check behind the bucket to be sure something hasn't gotten wedged behind forcing the door open. If you need more assistance, please contact our Technical Support Department at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-11-05

    where do i find specs for wood overlay panel for 15WT

    Asked by: tiffany
    Thank you for your question on the wood overlay panel for the 15WT trash compactor. You will find this information in the installation instructions for this model. The instructions can be found on our website. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for more assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-01-02

    Why are some of the compactors 120 volts and others 220?? Do they have the same compacting force?????

    Asked by: Bucket
    Thank you for your question on trash compactors. The domestic models are all 120 volt. The export models are all 220 volt. They would all have the same compaction force.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-01-05
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