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HIT FOOT SWITCH AND MOTOR RUNS AND CUTS OFF WITHOUT COMPLETE CYCLE

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Trouble in ur wire going to the swtich contact ge about this problem looking forward to helping u Shaun

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Model Number KUCS02FRPA1,foot switch not working,What Part is needed


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Replace the switch with kit number W10342596 should fix this problem you have. Remember to replace this kit completely. Good Luck

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Trash compactor cycles at top, motor smoking


You will probably need a new motor if it smokes without a load however check that the bearings are not seized, it may just be a matter of freeing them up and lubricating.

Jun 29, 2014 | Trash Compactors

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Ge compactor stops after just starting


the running cycle for this type of trash compactor is a max of about 30secs. The fuller the bag is the shorter the cycle. However, if this is not how yours is running try checking to see if there is any trash stuck between the ram and the basket. Or make sure that the foot peddle is still staying in the "up" position.

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I have a GE trash compactor I have to hold up the foot pedal for it to work. When I let it go the compactor stops. thank you


There is a spring that holds up the pedal. It is broken or has come apart. By the pedal in the up position it is a safety switch allowing the compactor to run. You may have to repair this or simply put a small block under the pedal of the unit to run.
I hope my suggestions helps and all the luck to you.
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Dec 23, 2010 | GE Profile GCG1580LSS 15" Built-In Trash...

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When cycles completes will not shut off


the momentary switch is bad.
In easy terms; the white push button down low that the foot petal triggers is bad. You can try pushing it in an letting it snap back.
This worked for about a week, but in the end I had to buy the part and replace it. $63 online,
Cheaper than a $75 service call

Feb 20, 2010 | GE Profile GCG1580LSS 15" Built-In Trash...

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Compactor continues to run when cycle is complete


the little white swiitch that the foot petal pushes is bad.
it may help if you push it in and let it snap back.
That was a temporay fix for me, but I ended up having to replace the part.
$63 online
took about 30 minutes to repair

Jan 23, 2010 | GE Profile GCG1580LSS 15" Built-In Trash...

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GE Profile trash compactor is stuck


This has happened a couple times to me and the fix is fairly simple. The problem is the trash ram is pushing down on the edge of the metal of the trash compartment because the door is partially open. The solution is to back-up the ram the the door will close.

To back-up the ram, you will need to pull the compactor out from under your cabinets and unplug it. Turn the compactor on it's side to expose the bottom. There is a plate on the bottom that covers the motor gears. Remove the plate and turn the large gear counter-clockwise to back-up the ram screws (at least this is how it works on my model works). The gears are a little greasy so you may need to add some after messing with the gears.

Good luck.

Oct 21, 2008 | GE Profile GCG1580LSS 15" Built-In Trash...

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GE Profile compactor


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Here is an assembly drawing of your compactor.. Please note item # 102 ( direction switch) ..That may be affecting the perfomance of your motor or your motor may have a dead spot on the windings.. Here is a link to a website for parts that coincide with this drawing.. There isn't an awful lot to a compactor in terms of hardware so good luck.. Hope this helps..

Here's the link for parts... http://www.myapstore.com/Omega/Dispatcher?REQUEST=ACCESSORY

Aug 19, 2008 | GE Profile GCG1580LSS 15" Built-In Trash...

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GE Profile trash compactor


Sure is... The motor drives a ram up and down to compact your trash... Like most drive systems.. it needs to find a refrence position near the top of the stroke.. that position is normally sensed by a switch.. so it is possible your motor is bad or.. it is also possible your top sense switch is bad too.. For $400.. the GE tech should come out and stomp on your trash until it is compressed.... In either case.. if you are handy.. you may be able to open the compactor up ( with power unplugged) and check the position of the ram.. if it is near the top.. you may be ableto reposition it down a little then try cycling it.. It may buzz if the motor is bad ( windings shot) or it may work OK.. if it does and the problem comes back after you cycle it.. there is a good chance the top sense switch is bad or the windings in th emotor bad too.. Hope that helps...

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