Question about GE Profile GCG1580LSS 15" Built-In Trash Compactor with 1.4 cu. ft. Capacity, Hidden Controls & Remo...
Our new compactor is stuck slightly popped open. our daughter's foot slipped from pedal while trying to open compactor. Then when she went to lift her foot to put it back onto to peddal to open compactor her shoe caught the pedal from UNDER it and engaged the compactor. The problem is she immediately put her foot ON the pedal to open it. It stopped compacting and is stuck slightly open about 2" And the pedal is limp...won't go up or down.
HELP!! it is ony 3 months old
This has happened a couple times to me and the fix is fairly simple. The problem is the trash ram is pushing down on the edge of the metal of the trash compartment because the door is partially open. The solution is to back-up the ram the the door will close.
To back-up the ram, you will need to pull the compactor out from under your cabinets and unplug it. Turn the compactor on it's side to expose the bottom. There is a plate on the bottom that covers the motor gears. Remove the plate and turn the large gear counter-clockwise to back-up the ram screws (at least this is how it works on my model works). The gears are a little greasy so you may need to add some after messing with the gears.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
I turned off the breaker going to the compactor then switched it back on. When I tried the pedal again it worked
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
You said, Our new compactor is stuck slightly popped open. our daughter's foot slipped from pedal while trying to open compactor. Then when she went to lift her foot to put it back onto to pedal to open compactor her shoe caught the pedal from UNDER it and engaged the compactor. The problem is she immediately put her foot ON the pedal to open it. It stopped compacting and is stuck slightly open about 2" And the pedal is limp...won't go up or down.
HELP!! it is ony 3 months old
What is the model number???????????
First know that you are under full warranty from GE for one year. No charge for them to fix it!
I will tell you to turn off the breaker to the compacter for 5 minutes and see if it resets the system?
mean while I am looking up the compacter in the repair guide.Waiting for your response
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
WOW, I have had an this issue with my compactor for a couple of years, I got it open and have been using as a regular trash receptacle. I finally got desperate because It got stuck in the down and found this answer. I got it back up and trash removed. It looks like my gears are worn or need adjustment. but I'm on the road to fixing this long time problem.
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
Thank you so much tcbarton. I did what you recommended and it fixed the problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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