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Sharper Image Touch-Free Candy Dispenser Manual

Sharper Image Touch-Free Candy Dispenser Manual Image


Thank you for purchasing the Sharper Image Touch-Free Candy Dispenser. Please read these instructions prior to using this device for the first time. In addition, please store this guide for future reference.


  • Filler cap
  • Filler hole
  • Treat reservoir
  • Treat funnel hole
  • Treat funnel
  • Auger cover
  • Candy auger
  • Main body
  • Treat chute
  • LED light
  • Spout
  • Motion sensor
  • Base
  • Auger gear
  • Drive gear
  • Power/Serving size switch
  • Battery compartment cover
  • Battery compartment


  • Party-sized treat reservoir
  • Touch-free operation
  • 4 serving sizes
  • Battery operated


  • Make sure the power/serving size switch is in the OFF position.
  • Remove the filler cap.
  • Remove the treat reservoir by twisting (rotating) left and lifting up.
  • Remove the treat funnel by lifting upwards.
  • Remove the auger cover by lifting upwards.
  • Remove the candy auger by lifting upwards.
  • Perform these steps in reverse to reassemble.


  • Empty remaining treats from the reservoir.
  • Disassemble according to the disassembly instructions above.
  • Remove the candy auger, auger cover, treat funnel, treat reservoir, and filler cap.
  • Hand wash with mild soap.
  • Dry completely with a soft towel.
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe any excess candy residue from the chute, spout, and body. Be very careful to wipe only these areas. Do not get any moisture on the circuitry, motor, or motion sensor in the spout. Dry area completely with a soft towel.
  • Once all parts are completely dry, reassemble.
  • Parts are NOT dishwasher safe.


  • Make sure the power/serving size switch is in the OFF position.
  • Replace the candy auger and be sure to properly position the auger gear with the drive gear (Dia. A).
  • Replace the auger cover by aligning the raised tabs and recessed slots on the base with the corresponding tabs and slots on the cover. (See Dia. B)
  • Replace the treat funnel by positioning the large hole in the funnel over the hole in the auger cover. Align the hole on the treat funnel with the hole on the main body (Dia. C).
  • Replace the treat reservoir by engaging the locking slots on the treat reservoir into the main body. Push down to engage and twist (rotate) right to lock into place.
  • Replace the filler cap.
  • Perform these steps in reverse to disassemble.


  • Locate the battery compartment on the bottom of the base.
  • Remove the battery cover by pulling the release tab.
  • Load 4 “AA” 1.5V batteries according to their polarity markings (Dia. G). Always replace batteries with new batteries. Brand-name alkaline batteries are recommended.
  • Replace the battery cover.


  • Disassemble and clean prior to use (see Cleaning and Disassembly instructions).
  • Once completely dry, reassemble components (see Reassembly instructions).
  • Install batteries (see Battery Installation instructions).
  • Remove the filler cap.
  • Load treats by pouring the desired amount into the reservoir through the filler hole.
  • Replace the filler cap.
  • Move the power/serving size switch (Dia. H) to the desired serving size: small, medium, small bowl, or power fill for party bowls.
  • Cup your hand(s) or bowl under the spout and over the motion sensor on the base. Make sure to cup your hand(s) completely so that the beam between the sensors in the spout and base is broken. This will cause the device to activate and dispense treats (Dia. J).
  • Repeat step 5 when additional treats are desired.
  • Set the power/serving size switch to the OFF position to conserve battery life.


  • Jelly beans
  • Hard candy
  • Hard-coated chocolate(s)
  • Mini gumballs


  • Pistachios (out of shell)
  • Peanuts (out of shell)
  • Almonds
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Soy nuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Wrapped candy
  • Gummy candy
  • Sticky candy
  • Salted nuts (salt makes a mess and corrodes electronic parts)
  • Soft-coated chocolates
  • Barrel-shaped candy


Problem: Treats are not dispensing when dispenser cycles.
Solution: Make sure the funnel, chute, and spout are not clogged.

Problem: Portion size is erratic.
Solution: Reset controls by switching to a different serving size. Make sure your hands are completely cupped. Gaps between fingers may result in intermittent sensor connection problems. Sensors may be dirty. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Treat size/shape may be irregular.

Problem: Loud clicking noise during activation.
Solution: Clicking noise indicates that treats are jammed in the chute. Gently tilt, tap, and shake the device. Repeat. If this does not resolve the problem, disassemble/reassemble to clear the blockage.

Problem: Dispenser will not activate.
Solution: Check to make sure that the power switch is set to the ON position. Cup hand(s) completely. Reset by selecting a different serving size. Replace batteries. Wipe sensor with a damp cloth.

Problem: Random activation and treat dispensing.
Solution: Sensors in spout and base are dirty. Turn off and wipe clean with a damp cloth.


  • Do not stick fingers into the spout/dispenser while batteries are installed
  • Treats will leave a residue over time. Clean the device after a few uses, or when a new type of treat has been dispensed
  • Always turn the device OFF when it is not in use
  • Remove batteries prior to cleaning
  • Parts are not dishwasher safe
  • Do not submerge in water
  • Do not spill liquids into the device
  • Clear bowls may cause erratic operation
  • Residue from salted treats may corrode the motor, circuitry, and metal parts


Store in a cool location. High heat and/or humidity may cause treats to stick together, jamming the chute. Avoid storage/operation in direct sunlight. Avoid treats that have a sticky coating. Store treats in a sealed container between uses. Treat reservoir in not air tight. Treats may become stale due to prolonged exposure to air while in the treat reservoir. When using power fill mode, place a large bowl under spout. Switch to the OFF position to avoid spilling.


Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries. Do not dispose of batteries in fire. Batteries may explode or leak. Please dispose of batteries properly. Remove batteries for long term storage. Batteries could leak and cause corrosion.


Sharper Image branded items purchased from SharperImage.com include a 1-year limited replacement warranty. If you have any questions not covered in this guide, please call our Customer Service department at 1 (877) 210-3449. Customer Service agents are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

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