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My KitchenAid trash compactor model KUCP021RBL1: cycle does't end

In normal position if turned on it will cycle with ram going down and then coming back up, but it does not stop, it keeps trying to go up when the ram is already fully up. In the dense pack position, does not stop at bottom, just continues to up position and does not end cycle, just continues to attempt to go up.

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  • gems25 Mar 01, 2009

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  • gems25 Mar 01, 2009

    KAID KUCC151SS0 does not stop when it reaches top after compacting cycle. Changed: momentary start switch, top-limit directional switch #777811 (adjusted correctly), motor centrifugal switch #780164, Meter tested: tilt switch (reads open and closed), motor run winding @ 2.1ohm, motor start windings @ 4.8ohm, tilt switch (reads open and closed), red and grey wire from T.L.D.S are intact. Don't know what else to do.

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Hello,
Most likely the motorwindings have been overheated after staying to long time in down position and trying to get up.
If there is a Emerson motor in your compactor than you will not find anything wrong most likely it is the winding of the motor, we have had this two times, changed the motor and the problem is solved.

Kind regards,

Paul
Netherlands

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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