I just purchased and easily installed the new UCG1500 model. Previous GE compactor crapped out after 17 years...a good run in my book. These are solid, well made units. I was surprised to see that the old unit had a metal chain drive not a rubber belt.
It took three months to receive this unit I assume due to COVID issues. Then after it got here I realized that it didn’t have the extra pack feature that my previous one had. This means that I now take out the trash more often. With that feature I only took it out o ce per week.
Our old compactor did a great job (could keep pressure on trash for an extended period), but was loud and groaning. We would have kept the old Kenmore if we had known the poor compacting on the new one. We wasted a thousand dollars.
I believe that the page should be updated to accurately reflect the color. Since my appliances are all GE Profile Black Slate and no compactor come in Black Slate so I bought the black. it Is actually glossy black and does. It fit with the other appliances color.
I installed it by myself. After that it was just a plug and play. So far it is performing as expected. It has a tough example to follow - it is replacing the compactor that I originally installed in 1995, time will tell.
• Cycle Time: Less than 30 seconds
• Automatic Anti-Jam
• Lock/Start Control with Removable Key
• Side Release Bin
• Slide-Out/Removable Drawer
• Toe/Foot Pedal Drawer Opener
• Heavy Gauge Steel Construction
• Leveling Legs with Rear Wheels
• Bags WC60X5017 (5 Included)