Question about KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS02FRSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
KitchenAid compactor KUCC151T0. The compactor does not seem to sense when the ram reaches the bottom either when the unit has no trash in it or when the trash pressure should stall the ram. At that point, loud banging occurs. The banging stops automatically after 5 seconds (compactor shuts down) or when the key is turned off. When the unit comes back on (or turned on) the ram reverses and successfully returns to the normal start position. What switch (device) should prevent this problem? Is the directional switch not working correctly or is it something else?
I had same problem with my sears kenmore trash compactor so i replaced motor and switches because unit was 13 yrs. old. That was not the problem, after closer inspection, i found hair line cracks in the hub of the 4 in. plastic drive gear that drove the (2) screws or worm gears. sears parts dept. carried replacement parts. Bag contained both gears plus more parts, tax and shipping totaled $40.00. Problem fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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
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