Question about KitchenAid Architect S Series II KUCS03FTSS Fully Integrated Trash Compacto
When switched to solid pack mode, ram will engage trash and then return to the top of compactor.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Trash Compactor Problem
Had a similar problem with mine. I took it apart and found that the nut that is on the bottom end of the ram screw was loose. I tightened it and it fixed the problem. That was about a month ago. Now it is doing it again. I'm going to tighten it again this weekend and apply Loc-tite to the threads.
To get to the nut, you have to lay the compactor on its side and remove the plate from the bottom. You'll see a chain that goes around the motor sprocket and both ram screws. You need to tighten the nuts on the ram screws.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
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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