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KitchenAid Trash compactor will not start

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Solution 1:
Start Switch
The start switch sends voltage to the motor to start the trash compacting cycle. If the start switch is defective, the trash compactor will not start. If the trash compactor makes a humming noise but...
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Trash Compactor Start Switch
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Solution 2:
Safety Switch
When the trash compactor door is open, the safety switch opens to prevent the trash compactor from starting. If the safety switch is defective, the trash compactor will not start. To determine if the...
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Trash Compactor Safety Switch
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Solution 3:
Door Switch
When the trash compactor door is open, the door switch opens to prevent the trash compactor from starting. If the door switch is defective, the trash compactor will not start. To determine if the...
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Trash Compactor Door Switch
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Solution 4:
Drive Motor
The drive motor might be defective. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the drive motor, first test all of the more commonly defective parts. If none of these parts are defective, use...
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Trash Compactor Drive Motor
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