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Universal Trash compactor drawer will not open

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Common solutions for: Universal Trash compactor drawer will not open
Solution 1:
Door Latch
Usually, if the latch is broken, you can use a putty knife or screwdriver to release the door catch. You may have to disassemble the drawer to remove. After removing the drawer, inspect the latch. If...
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Trash Compactor Door Latch
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Solution 2:
Drive Chain
The drive chain on the ram drive system might have broken, become jammed in the gears, or fell off the gears completely. If the drive chain is defective, the ram will not move all the way to the top...
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Trash Compactor Drive Chain
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Solution 3:
Trunnion Nut
If the trunnion nut is defective, the ram will not move all the way to the top of the compactor. As a result, the drawer will be prevented from opening. To determine if the trunnion nut is at fault,...
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Trash Compactor Trunnion Nut
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Solution 4:
Foot Pedal
Inspect the foot pedal for damage. If the foot pedal is damaged, replace it.
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Trash Compactor Foot Pedal
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