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    Universal 15" Built-In Compactor

    Model # UCG1680LSS

     3.7 out of 5 (105 Reviews)

    Available in 4 Color(s)

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    Hidden controls

    The controls are hidden behind the compactor door, lending a beautiful designer appearance


    Built-in only

    The stainless steel compactor is built-in to adjacent cabinetry for an upscale appearance


    1.4 cu. ft. capacity

    Provides plenty of room for waste items or recyclables


    1/3 HP motor

    Powerful motor provides maximum compacting power


    Removable key lock

    Provides added safety by assuring the drawer remains locked during use


    Removable drawer

    Makes it simple to empty and clean


    Automatic anti-jam

    Operation is easy and reliable, even with a challenging load


    Toe pedal opener

    Hands-free toe pedal drawer makes it easy to open and load


    Rear wheels

    Allow easy movement and installation

    Features:

    • Hidden controls
    • Built-in only
    • 1.4 cu. ft. capacity
    • 1/3 HP motor
    • Removable key lock
    • Removable drawer
    • Automatic anti-jam
    • Toe pedal opener
    • Rear wheels
    CAPACITY
    Total Capacity (cubic feet) 1.4
    FILTER
    App Filter-Multi Brand GE
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    APPEARANCE
    Toe kick Black (Optional Stainless Steel WC17X10019, WC17X10011, WC17X10006)
    Color Appearance Stainless Steel
    WARRANTY
    Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
    Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
    Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
    POWER / RATINGS
    Volts/Hertz/Amps 120v; 60Hz; 15A
    ACCESSORIES
    Optional Accessories - Compactor Bags WC60X5017 (5 Included)
    WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
    Net Weight 129.0
    Cutout Dimensions (w x h x d) (in.) 15 x 34-1/4 x 24
    Overall Depth 24.0
    Height w/Legs Extended - Maximum Height 35.0
    Height With Legs Retracted 33.75
    Overall Width 14.875
    Overall Height 35.0
    Approximate Shipping Weight 141.0
    Cabinet Width 15.0
    FEATURES
    Style Built-In
    Leveling System Leveling Legs with Rear Wheels
    Compactor Features Automatic Anti-Jam
    Lock/Start Control w/Removable Key
    Side Release Bin
    Slide-Out/Removable Drawer
    Toe/Foot Pedal Drawer Opener
    Compression Ratio (Avg.) 75% Reduction
    Ram Force 2300 lb
    Control Location Hidden
    Construction Heavy Gauge Steel
    Cycle Time Less than 30 seconds
    Motor Horsepower 1/3 hp

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    3.7

    out of 5 (105 Reviews)

    69% of reviewers recommend this product.

    neat

    Submitted by PAI53 - 12/28/2020

    good looking product blends neatly into kitchen cabinets
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    Do Not Buy this compactor

    Submitted by Teepee man - 12/18/2020

    Do not buy this product. We purchased this as part a remodel for our home. The unit worked for less than a month and had a material related failure to the compressing mechanism. We waited two months on back ordered parts. It finally was repaired and lasted less than two weeks and the exact same part failed. Now we are being told all we can do is wait another two months for parts to fix it again. Do not waste your money - this compactor has a design flaw and it will never be reliable due to cheap materials used to build it. Worse, GE will not live up to their word to replace it within the warranty period without weeks of delays and hassles.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Works great.

    Submitted by llongshot - 12/16/2020

    Nice overall appearance. Easy to use. Compacts trash well. Love the toe operation to open the compactor and then to operate it. I suggest to other users to install the compactor as high as you can so that there is plenty of room for the toe operations.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Looks Great, compresses OK, functions poorly

    Submitted by David in Phoenix - 12/2/2020

    Unit looks great, but from day one it does not open or close smoothly. Bounces as it opens and closes, what you would expect if something was stuck to the wheels. I checked, nothing stuck to the wheels. Now the unit hardly opens and it appears the door is bending due to the large amount of resistance from opening it. Also, do not feel the 2400 pounds is enough force to properly compress the bag.
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    SO DISAPPOINTED!!!!

    Submitted by Big dud - 11/25/2020

    Not what I would ever expect from a GE appliance! So disappointed!
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    Nice looking compactor, parts failure at 9 months

    Submitted by Steve202 - 11/25/2020

    We like the unit. Clean look, reasonably quiet, good compression of the trash. I downgraded the unit to 4 stars because after 9 months of normal use the frame roller assembly bearings failed on the drawer slide. Just ordered new ones on the site and noticed they have been replaced by a newer version, so there maybe a design flaw in the original roller bearings??? Will have to see how the new ones hold up.
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    Amazing

    Submitted by samin - 11/24/2020

    works really great. First time i am using this product. IT's very easy to use.
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    NO reverse operation.

    Submitted by Alva69 - 11/24/2020

    Read through the troubleshooting and manual and there is no mention of any way to run this in reverse. When it will eventually get stuck (guest in my house accidentally flipped up the bottom when going to move foot to open the compactor) it proceed to compress and then got stuck on the drawer. There is no function to run in reverse which means it will have to be REMOVED from the built in and hand operated to be raised back into position.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Stylish

    Submitted by JoeRose86 - 11/21/2020

    We love the clean look of stainless. This woks well and we love the fact it is controlled by the foot pedal. Perfect fit in our kitchen.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Does the job. Clean look, easy to operate

    Submitted by Shpa - 11/16/2020

    Great look, high quality. Runs well, a little loud, but no louder than our previous one
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Super sleek style

    Submitted by Ppfe - 11/14/2020

    Beautiful in our kitchen. Works great. Very stylish.
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    Looks Great!

    Submitted by lena8 - 11/12/2020

    We are very pleased with the new trash compactor. Looks great with the other new stainless steel appliances we purchased. I like that there are no buttons or words on the front of the compactor, just a clean, smooth surface. So easy and convenient to use. Holds and compacts a lot of trash so we don't have to carry out the trash as often. We've only had it for a couple of months, but I highly recommend it.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Works great

    Submitted by Jlw01_99 - 10/27/2020

    Only thing I would have done differently is to get fingerprint resistant. Other than that it's wonderful.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    It Looks Nice

    Submitted by KLCsquared - 10/21/2020

    We just installed this about a month ago(9/21). The controls are a little different than the Whirlpool compactor that we had for 25 years. Unfortunately, the compactor quit cycling 10 days after installation. We hadn't even come close to needing to change the first bag. It is so new, I thought maybe I was doing something wrong, but it is pretty difficult to mess up, I think. Lift the pedal with your toes and it cycles. The motor runs, but the ram won't compact the trash. A repairman was out a couple of weeks ago. He was fixing it, the compactor cycled and bent the bin. I thought we were supposed to have a new bin shipped to us last Friday, but I haven't seen the bin nor have I heard from the repairman or GE. A little disappointing! I'm giving it 3 stars because I'm assuming it will get fixed or replaced and will then provide years of trouble free service. If not, I will be editing my review.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Looks great

    Submitted by RGoff - 10/21/2020

    I like the toe control to operate it. I have been told that it's not the same construction as my older one so I reserve judgement on quality until later. This one is considerably lighter than my old one
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Just ok

    Submitted by 21Ween - 10/20/2020

    Dislike the fact of no handle.. yes, no handle .. it isn't great.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Great features.

    Submitted by Retha31 - 10/18/2020

    I Love my trash compactor. We just moved and leave the old one behind. Couldn't wait to get a new one.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Very basic and easy to use

    Submitted by Mishzp91 - 10/14/2020

    Just got it. It's okay. Very simple for the amount of money.
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    Love The Look

    Submitted by diddy girl - 10/12/2020

    The compactor is everything I hoped it would be, it can hardly be heard when it is running, I love that it has no handle to get in the way and the hands-free toe pedal control to open and to start it. It does a great job of smashing the garbage .
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

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    Not the quality I expected

    Submitted by fogmaster - 9/23/2020

    I bought this compactor to replace one that came with my home built 21 years ago. I have a trusted appliance dealer just about to go out of business and he could only get this one. I figured they all looked the same so why not. From the day I put it into the encloser I could feel the difference between it and the 21 year old appliance it was replacing. The slider was not as smooth and wasn't as quiet. I ran into some issues closing it early on and today the door was completely stuck after only 3 months of use.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Great product

    Submitted by Janet - 9/19/2020

    This was a replacement for one that was over 25 years old.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Works efficiently

    Submitted by Linkap - 9/8/2020

    First trash compactor and really like it Will get one for other home.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Looks like an All Star but is really "No" Star

    Submitted by Mark76051 - 9/4/2020

    This compactor looks great in pictures but feels cheap and performs about the same...the flimsy construction and rough feeling tracks for the compartment make this product less than desirable...we are actually trying to return this model to the store and get a better quality product.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Sleek and easy to install

    Submitted by TLC5 - 8/26/2020

    Just got it and so far so good. Only thing is when one pressed to open, the drawer doesn't open sufficiently. Since there's no handle on this model, one must touch to pull open the drawer. Maybe with more use or a little WD40 it will pop open more widely.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

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    A Handle Would Be Better

    Submitted by Bonnietree - 8/26/2020

    The compactor works beautifully. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a handle, so that if I forget and touch the top of the stainless steel, I leave a mark, which I then have to clean off.
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    Great compactor

    Submitted by Dale 127 - 8/20/2020

    Unit is quiet and was very easy to install. The design matches the rest of our kitchen
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    excellent works well easy to use

    Submitted by cueball 25 - 8/6/2020

    easy to unload and put in new bag works well easy to use like hidden controls
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Sleek Lines, Hidden Knobs, Easy Install

    Submitted by Terri2C - 8/6/2020

    I haven't had the product for a week yet but I love the sleek lines, the hidden power button and the fact that I was able to install it by myself. The Lowe's delivery guys were outstanding and opened the wrapping on their truck and then delivered the trash compactor within inches of its final destination. They were punctual, courteous, cautious and wore their masks. Thank you Lowe's. I will be buying the rest of my much needed GE appliances from you!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Disappointing

    Submitted by Less than expected - 8/5/2020

    This is not a very good quality appliance. The drawer does not glide well. It really needs a good shove to insure its closed. There is no "extra pack" feature and even the regular pack is not as effective as previous compactors I have owned. I tried to save a few hundred dollars and wish I hadn't.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    GE Trash Compactor

    Submitted by GE Trash Compactor - 7/31/2020

    It fit in the space we needed and had the features and reliability we needed.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Mediocre

    Submitted by Compactor guy - 7/29/2020

    Product lacks features and is poorly designed. Foot pedal to open and operate is very poorly designed.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Reduce trash with a compactor.

    Submitted by Steve KC - 7/29/2020

    We moved into a new house for us in November. Many items were better than our original house, but what we missed most vs. old house was our trash compactor. We didn't like taking out trash everyday, so we added our new GE compactor.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Not sure on effectiveness

    Submitted by Tom Orlando - 7/27/2020

    Have had two previous compactors different makes and both had extra compaction settings this one doesn't appear to compact as well
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Very easy to operate and clean!

    Submitted by To y - 7/22/2020

    Easy to order, install and use. I love GE appliances and will always recommend them to friends and family.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Needs handle but works well

    Submitted by Minigramma - 7/21/2020

    Needs handle to close as leaves greasy hand prints
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    East to use

    Submitted by Tomi22 - 7/18/2020

    Simple and clean,easy to use. Nice addition to our kitchen.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Love my compactor

    Submitted by dyyanblue1 - 7/15/2020

    We've had a compactor for 35 years. Bought this under counter during a kitchen remodel and we love it.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Trash

    Submitted by Jackie 1234 - 7/7/2020

    Needed to replace an old one that didn't work and couldn't put anything else in the area - works great but sure is an expensive trash can
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Great product, Great value

    Submitted by Bayport - 7/6/2020

    Simple to use, looks great and quiet while doing a Great job
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Works well

    Submitted by PinkDaisey - 7/1/2020

    This compactor is easy to use and does a good job of compacting. My only issue with it is that when it starts to get full you can't put larger things in it, even though there is room for more compacting.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

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    Well done

    Submitted by Joel04 - 6/24/2020

    Really works well. Looks good. Fair price Looks good. Fair price. Works well. Good retail store to deal with.
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    So far so good

    Submitted by Joel02 - 6/19/2020

    After 2 weeks, all is good. Nothing else to say. Too short of time of ownership.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    Great style blends well in kitchen.

    Submitted by Ladyluxor - 6/18/2020

    Sleek lines, no knobs outside, love it easy to use control Inside & step on floor control to open, lift with foot to compact. Great features!!!
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Horrible!

    Submitted by geishorrible - 6/11/2020

    Broke within a week. Cant be fixed. The crusher crushed the inside barrel when it came down.
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    Quieter then the last one I had.

    Submitted by Dee Llaury - 6/3/2020

    Quite and smooth opening and closing. Looks great
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    Nothing but problems

    Submitted by JodiL - 5/23/2020

    3 service calls in less than a year, all for different problems. Wheels disintegrated, door stuck, and door comes ajar when running. I've had a compactor for 30 years and if I could trade in all of the GE appliances , I would.
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    No, I do not recommend this product

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    The perfect compactor!

    Submitted by Dwayne61 - 5/20/2020

    We researched long and hard to find high performance, reasonably priced, matching appliances with all loads of features to meet the aesthetic of our new kitchen. GE exceeded our expectations. This trash compactor hums along and is the perfect size for our home.
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    Compactor

    Submitted by Dyck - 5/19/2020

    Works well, looks good, and priced right. Great product!
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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    Buyer beware

    Submitted by sljs47 - 5/15/2020

    After about 6 months I noticed some sluggishness when opening the unit to place refuse inside. Today I took the fiberboard side covers off & found both the plastic ram stoppers were destroyed. As expensive as this unit is I expected far better quality from GE then what I've found. I have several other GE appliances that have seved me well for a number of years, but his compactore is a big disappointment.
    Originally posted on www.ge.com

    No, I do not recommend this product

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    So quite!

    Submitted by Msladyjae - 5/15/2020

    So nice to have a quality appliance that works, only issue was the dishwasher didn't come with the clips to secure it to the counter
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    Yes, I recommend this product

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