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Trash Compactor Not Starting? Two Terminal Switch Test, Repair

Trash compactor not starting? This video demonstrates how to test a two terminal switch on a trash compactor. The start switch, safety switch, door switch, and on-off switch are commonly replaced parts for a trash compactor not starting.

All of the information provided in this part testing video is applicable to the following brands:
Amana, Broan, Electrolux, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, Insinkerator, Jenn Air, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Montgomery Ward, Roper, Tappan
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KitchenAid Trash Compactor Disassembly:

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For more DIY videos including part replacement and help finding your model visit the repair help section of our website: Trash Compactor repair help