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We turn the compactor on, it goes through the cycle then when it would normally stop it starts thumping and won't turn off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: trash compactor problem
I have had this problem on my GE Monogram. The 'smasher' is near the bottom and does not move anymore, even though the motor is working.
What I did was to get a crowbar that would fit through the crack and hook the underneath side of the bottom plate. You also have to hold the switch so the motor runs with the door open and pull up on the plate until the drawer can be slide out. The trunnion nut (a plastic nut) was cracked. I replaced it 3 years ago, and it just cracked again. They now make it out of metal, so maybe it will last longer. Ordered it from appliancepartspros.com.
Posted on Apr 26, 2008
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
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.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
Most likely a ram position switch but could also be a bad motor. process of elimination will lead to the faulty component...Eric
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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