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Our Whirlpool trash compactor seems to make a loud vibrating sound when the ram has finished and is coming back into position. We then have to use the "off" button to stop it from vibrating. The other button then is useless. Can you help? Sincerely, V. Norlin

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    jeffreybryer@comcast.net

    Please respond to the above email:-)

    I have a Kitchenaid Compactor - seems the Ram will not stop or disengage when it reaches the top of the ram housing. I open it & then shut it off otherwise, it will keep on making a very loud & consistent booming or hammering noise. Ram-ramming? yes that too!



    Can't seem to get it to stop. I read someplace about plastic power nuts - they get stuck or break. I don't know where or etc but i'd like to give the repair a try myself.



    Thank you!

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    I have the same problem with a whirlpool model tf8503xlp1. the ram goes to the bottom and starts making a loud banging noise. I can unplug the compactor and the ram will go back up when it is plugged back in.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    I have a whirlpool model tf8503xlp1 trash compactor. the ram will go down get struck and start making a loud banging noise. I can unplug it and plug it back in and will return to the top. There is nothing hung in it.I have taken it apart.

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There is a safety switch that is not operating properly remove an replace it.

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Ours was stuck at the bottom. Making loud noise. Barely over 1 yr warrantee, so took it apart(unplugged) on the bottom and saw the drive gears. Main big gear off motor had crack on center hex shape that goes over the drive gear to the side worm gears. Evidently the noise comes from that trying to drive and slips. I bet the unit will go back up for a time because it has no load as on the down cycle and the damaged part (plastic!) will kinda work for a while. Get new drive gear/pulley ( with teeth.)

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