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Trash Compactor Repair – How It Works


Trash compactor making loud noises, not stopping, or not opening? This video provides information on how a trash compactor works and offers troubleshooting tips to assist you in diagnosing and repair.
Here is a list of the most commonly replaced parts associated with each trash compactor symptom:

Trash compactor will not start: start switch, safety switch, on/off switch, door switch
Trash compactor making loud noises: trunnion nut, drive gear, gear box, drive chain, drive motor
Trash compactor will not stop: directional switch, start switch, drive motor, on/off switch
trash compactor door will not open: Door latch, power nut, drive chain, trunnion nut, foot pedal, door or lid latch assembly

How to disassemble your trash compactor:

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All of the information provided in this trash compactor troubleshooting video is applicable to the following brands: Amana, Broan, Electrolux, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, Insinkerator, JennAir, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Montgomery Wards, Roper, Tappan, Thermador, Universal, Whirlpool

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