Question about Refrigerators
When I pull up on the foot pedal to initiate the compacting cycle, it doesn't work - it makes a electric noise but nothing happens
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
the nut on the ram drive fell off for me and the chain fell off and then broke the grear drive. At 72$ each for the two ruined gears I don't know if I should try to repair it or get a new one.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
You may have to get a voltmeter or multi-tester and test voltage from power supply. Check to see if fuse is good. Check wires to pedal and lastly, use capacitor tester and test all capacitors to see if there is a faulty one.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
I also found that after 2 years my GE Profile Trash Compactor (purchased in June '07), the pedal was hanging down on the left side. I searched the internet and called GE to no avail.
After a few attempts, I finally solved the problem by removing the screw on the left side and adding a metal "L" bracket, with the bottom of the L flush against the back of the front panel. That way, when you depress the pedal, the screw can't pop out of the metal it's attached to.
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
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