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Trash compactor will not stop

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Common solutions for: Trash compactor will not stop
Solution 1:
Directional Switch
When the compacting ram reaches the top of the compactor, the directional switch interrupts all current flow to the motor. If the directional switch fails, the motor can continue to run after the ram ...reaches the top. To determine if the directional switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the directional switch has shorted contacts, replace it.
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Trash Compactor Directional Switch
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Solution 2:
Start Switch
The start switch sends voltage to the motor to start the compacting cycle. If the electrical contacts in the switch are stuck closed, the switch will send continuous voltage to the motor, causing the ...motor to run continuously. To determine if the start switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the switch has continuity when it is in the off position, replace it.
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Trash Compactor Start Switch
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