How It Works: Trash Compactor

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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

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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