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Trash compactor door closes crooked and now it wont open

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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.

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Steve

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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SOURCE: compactor will not close and latch.

you will need to remove the entire Drawer to see if somthing fell behind inside.

Most of the time you can pull the drawer all the way out and lift the front of the drawer and pull it out.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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If the current rating on the name plate is 15A or better, I would have it on it's own breaker

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