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Trash compactor drawer won't close

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01 - Trash Compactor Roller
The roller helps the compactor drawer to open and close smoothly. If the roller is broken or damaged the drawer may not close all the way. Pull out the drawer and inspect the rollers. If the rollers are broken or damaged they will need to be replaced.
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Trash Compactor Roller
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02 - Trash Compactor Wheel Assembly
If the drawer will not close all the way, a wheel assembly may be broken or bent. Pull out the drawer and inspect the wheel assemblies. If one of the wheel assemblies is broken or bent it will need to be replaced.
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Trash Compactor Wheel Assembly
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03 - Trash Overflow
If the compactor drawer will not close, there may be trash buildup or something may have fallen behind the drawer. Pull out the drawer and make sure there is nothing prohibiting the drawer from closing all the way.
04 - Trash Compactor Slide Shoe
The slide rails support the compactor drawer and allow it to open and close smoothly. If one of the rails is bent or broken, the drawer may not close all the way and the rail will need to be replaced.
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Trash Compactor Slide Shoe
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05 - Trash Compactor Door Strike
Some trash compactor models have a door strike and catch to help keep the door closed. If the door strike or catch is broken, the damaged component should be replaced.
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Trash Compactor Door Strike
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