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My GE trash compactor just quit working. A little over 1 year old. I opened it and found inside the motor frame a magnetic contact that is burned up. Nothing else is wrong. This part shouldn't cost more than $10 . I can't find it anywhere. Do I have to buy a new motor for $180 to replace a perfect motor with a burned up $10 contact?

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Parts sadly, aren't as inexpensive as they used to be. Hopefully, you can get away with the $25 part.

http://www.repairclinic.com/GE-Trash-Compactor-Parts?s=b3a5e

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