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Whirlpool Trash compactor buttons not working

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01 - Whirlpool Trash Compactor Door Switch
Some trash compactor models use a door switch to monitor the drawer position. If the door switch is not working properly the start button will not work. You can test the door switch with a multimeter.
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Trash Compactor Door Switch
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02 - Trash Overflow
If the compactor buttons won't work, there may be trash buildup, or something may have fallen behind the drawer. When this happens, the drawer may not close enough to activate the door switch. Pull out the drawer and make sure there is nothing prohibiting the drawer from closing all the way.
03 - Whirlpool Trash Compactor Push Button Switch
A pushbutton switch can control different functions, depending on the model. You can check the switch with a multimeter using the wiring diagram as a reference. If the pushbutton switch is not functioning, or it tests bad with a multimeter, it will need to be replaced.
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Trash Compactor Push Button Switch
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04 - Whirlpool Trash Compactor Selector Switch
The selector switch controls different functions depending on the model. The selector switch can be checked with a multimeter, using the wiring diagram as a reference. If the selector switch is not functioning, or checks bad with a multimeter, it will need to be replaced.
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Trash Compactor Selector Switch
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05 - Whirlpool Trash Compactor Control Board
Some control boards have buttons that are covered by an overlay or panel. If the buttons are not working, the control board will need to be replaced since the buttons are not sold as a separate part.
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Trash Compactor Control Board
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