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Motor Seized GE 15" Trash Compacter

I have a problem with my GE trash compacter the motor hums when turned on but does not start. I had a repair man come in to service it and he said the motor would have to be replace at a cost of $500. This unit was installed less than a year ago however because it was purchased before that the warranty is expired. I am very dismayed that the product is that poorly made and the support is as bad. After buying 5 of the GE Monogram products I will never buy GE again. Can the motor be repaired or do I have to replace?

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The usual "repair" of appliance motors is replacement. If you browse this site, you will find numerous other cases similar to yours where an expensive appliance has failed early.

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Well, i have to jump right in here and agree with you. I have been working on appliances since 1971 and GE is the most frustrating, highest priced replacement parts ( for the most part ) of all brands. Of all the brands, Whirlpool and Maytag have been the longest lasting, best priced and easiest to work on. I truly feel sorry for you....really.

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There is a motor jam. The mechanism needs to be cleared, perhaps a bone or any other hard material is jamming the mechanism. Do a visual inspection and look for foreign objects (Perhaps a fork?) or something unusual.

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The hum sound means that the motor is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

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