There are a few reasons why your bin may not run at its scheduled time.
You didn’t add many kitchen scraps that day
The bin will only run if it sees new kitchen scraps totaling roughly 100g (0.22lb), which is about 2 banana peels. This is the bin’s way of conserving energy. It will still run every four days if you add less than this amount to keep your Food Grounds dry.
Your bin’s scale may need to be reset
If you did add kitchen scraps, and your bin still didn’t run, then its scale may need to be reset. This should sort things out:
- Take out bucket
- If you used the foot pedal to open the bucket, take your foot off the pedal
- Make sure you’re not pressing the lid button and that there’s nothing on the lid
- With the lid closed and bucket out, wait ~10 seconds
- Put the bucket back in
Your lid may not be closed all the way
The bin doesn’t run a Dry & Grind cycle if it senses the lid is not closed. Try opening and closing your lid. Check that nothing is stuck in the lid lock. You could also try starting a Dry & Grind cycle by double-tapping the lid button or from the Mill app, which will start correctly if the lid has closed all the way.
Your bin is on vacation mode
Your bin will automatically go into vacation mode if you don’t add any kitchen scraps. When that happens, it will only run every four days to make sure any contents stay dry and free of mold. But if your bucket is totally empty, it shouldn’t run at all.