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Stuck Trash Compactor

My GE Monogram trash compactor won't finish its cycle, so won't open. The crusher appears stuck in the down position inside. It's getting smelly...how do I get this this thing open?

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  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    My compactor is stuck in the down postion and keeps on running no fix at this time.



    Help!

  • CRANMER May 26, 2008

    I also have this same problem.

  • peterfsf Jul 25, 2008

    Hello,
    I have the same exact problem. The crusher plate is stuck in the down position. After unplugging the appliance I removed the rear plate to get a better look. When powering the unit back to the "on" position, the power screw continues to rotate, but the crusher plate remains in the down position. PLEASE HELP!

    Solution to removing trash bin before it begins to smell: You need two people. UNPLUG THE APPLIANCE FIRST!!! Remove the rear plate. Manually lift the plate up with your hand (it may be a little heavy). Have the second person open the front door and remove the receptacle bin. Then carefully lower the crusher plate where it wants to go until it stops.


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