Question about GE Profile GCG1580LSS 15" Built-In Trash Compactor with 1.4 cu. ft. Capacity, Hidden Controls & Remo...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE Profile trash compactor
Sure is... The motor drives a ram up and down to compact your trash... Like most drive systems.. it needs to find a refrence position near the top of the stroke.. that position is normally sensed by a switch.. so it is possible your motor is bad or.. it is also possible your top sense switch is bad too.. For $400.. the GE tech should come out and stomp on your trash until it is compressed.... In either case.. if you are handy.. you may be able to open the compactor up ( with power unplugged) and check the position of the ram.. if it is near the top.. you may be ableto reposition it down a little then try cycling it.. It may buzz if the motor is bad ( windings shot) or it may work OK.. if it does and the problem comes back after you cycle it.. there is a good chance the top sense switch is bad or the windings in th emotor bad too.. Hope that helps...
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
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
When the ram reaches the end of its downward movement, the motor stalls. When the motor stalls, it
causes the motor centrifugal switch to change position(s), completing a circuit through the CCW motor
windings (ram up direction). This circuit is set up through the top limit/directional switch, which is
activated by the ram. At this point, the motor reverses direction and the ram moves in the upward
Posted on Oct 18, 2010
There is a spring that holds up the pedal. It is broken or has come apart. By the pedal in the up position it is a safety switch allowing the compactor to run. You may have to repair this or simply put a small block under the pedal of the unit to run.
I hope my suggestions helps and all the luck to you.
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
sounds like you have a bad ram bushing on unit... you will have to pull out and watch operation ...there is also a differential switch that tells unit when to stop that sometimes gets worn and needs replaced... it generally is at the top or on the side of bin ....most likely it is one of the two items that has failed...
Posted on Jan 05, 2011
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