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A built in trash compactor - how do we get it out?? We have added wood floors and granite counter tops since the installation of the compactor.....it is all apart we can not get the main unit to come free....what is holding it in the opening???

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  • NanaLovell Jul 13, 2008

    Please.....I need help....not call GE!!!!! I don't need to pay for that advice!!!

  • NanaLovell Jul 13, 2008

    There are no legs....they were removed when it was put back after the floors were installed!?!?!? Any other ideas??

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Because trash compactors have to be pulled out to add trash on a regular basis, they have to be anchored in the rear to the floor and the wall to prevent them from toppling over every time you open it. Most likely these are the anchors that are still holding it into the wall. You will need to gain access to both sides of the compactor and to the rear. That probably means you will need to remove some of the cabinetry or countertop that you recently installed.

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1. Shut-down power to compactor unit. 2. Remove the trash bin. 3. Remove four plastic "button" in floor of unit to expose screw-driver access holes. (One hole at each corner of the floor of compacting cavity.) 4. Use medium size, flat blade screw-driver to retract the leveling screws until the pads touch the bottom of the unit. This action lowers the unit and should make it free to "rock back-and-forth". 5. Once free to move, it can simply slide forward from beneath the sink. Protect the floor because the sliding unit can damage the surface.

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To remove a Built in Trash compactor, you are going to need to get the same materials of the Floors, and Counter tops. (Wood Flooring and Granite counter Top in your case). You can't pull it out, because the legs are catching on the floor, you are going to have turn the legs counter-clockwise. If you use a pair of plyers, it should help alot. If you have any other questions, I am glad to help. - CA

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    Tyler Durden Jul 13, 2008

    What is holding it in the opening, is the legs, you are going to have to remove them with plyers.

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    Tyler Durden Jul 13, 2008

    What happens when you try to pull it out?

  • Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Jul 13, 2008

    Marked, copying it off of a site is not going to work.

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Could be a lot of reasons..I would recommend getting in touch with the manufacturer first..

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    Swilin Sampson Jul 13, 2008

    yes, go along CA92793 's lines..hes got a point there..

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