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The trash compactor won't open and it locked shut. When the dial is on the "ON" position, the unit just hums.

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Check the mechanism for the door failure as the link could be caught up . open the top cover and find this out.
The hum could be the failure of the capacitor which could be short.
The microwave will not work then, so replace and check this out.

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