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Kitchenaid trash compactor bought in 2000; no model/serial number found. Compactor was stuck in partial down position; worked the drawer out and found cotton fibers wadded/stuck at top of the up/down screw mechanism; got most of the fibers out; worked the mechanism loose, but now it keeps trying to go up, makes loud/bang noise and won't stop doing this. How to fix it if I do it myself? Is it worth having it professionally repaired/cost wise vs. buying new unit?

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At the top, above the ram, there are two switches. One is the reversing switch (should have 4 wires), the other is the stop switch (2 wires). I suspect that the switch arm is bent, due to what you just described, and fails to activate the switch to stop the motor when the ram is at the top position.

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