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Trash compactor will not solid pack

When switched to solid pack mode, ram will engage trash and then return to the top of compactor.

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    Yep, I have teh same problem. When solid pack is on it runs just like a normal cycle and the ram returns to the top. No solid pack :(


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SOURCE: I have a KitchenAid Trash Compactor Model


you better replace the unit
is not relibly try fixxing it

Posted on Nov 26, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a KitchenAid Trash Compactor Model

Just last month I began having the exact same problem as that listed above with my Kitchen Aid trash compactor (which I believe is made by the same company as the one listed above). I searched the internet for a solution and couldn't find anything on it other than this post. I too checked out the limit directional switch and even went as far as opening it up and looking inside of it to see if any of the contacts were fused... but they weren't and it was fine. Then, I noticed that the "solid pack" feature wasn't working properly either. The smashing foot should stay down when this is on and that wasn't happening...this turned my attention to the "on" button that gets pressed when you push up on the start peddle. Turned out THAT was the problem. That button was stuck (or possibly fused inside) in the on position. I was able to fix it by simply depressing the button all the way in and letting it snap back up a few times. This completely solved the problem. If this happens again I will simply replace that part but so far, after about 20 compactor cycles, there hasn't been any problems.

Posted on Nov 26, 2010

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