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Thanks, I had already taken the compactor apart before I read your response, and found pretty much what you guessed.

When I took the compactor apart, I found I could not budge the ram, but that I could spin the motor rotor (?) by hand. I spun it down a little, then put things back together, and the compactor operated correctly...for about three compaction cycles. After that, the motor just buzzed again, and the ram again refused to move. My sense is that your idea about the top sensor is correct, and the ram cycles too far up, gets 'stuck'somewhere past the sensor, and the ram can't engage to spin down to compact the garbage. My problem is that I couldn't identify the sensor when I had it apart, and don't know how to proceed now. Have any further suggestions?

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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

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  • paulcynergy Dec 04, 2010

    I was having the same problem. When it was at the top and I hit the foot switch to start it, it would just buzz. I took off the top and found a pair of shut off switches that get hit by an l-shaped bar on the ram. I took off the back cover over the motor and saw a switch handle on this white round plastic, spring-loaded ring. That seems to be what switches the direction of the motor when the pressure builds. I found on mine, when it reached the top, the white ring was stopped in a place where the switch pushed on a place where it didn't have support. I could adjust this by bending the L shaped bar on the top of the ram to get it to stop a little earlier. The reason why turning the worm screw made it go again was because it moved the white plastic ring to a better position under the switch on the motor. If this isn't clear, you can email me at paul@cynergynetworks.com and I'll try to explain. From this picture, it looks like part 103 that I bent up a little bit to get it to stop a little earlier.

  • colorado970 Apr 03, 2011

    I had the same problem - motor buzz, but no action. I took the back motor cover plate off and spent about 30 minutes observing how this thing works. On mine, there is a spring activated mechanism on the top shaft of the motor. When the cycle is over, the springs push a black nylon ring up to push up on the white direction switch. The hum happened when the black nylon ring got stuck on one side and it was cockeyed, not level as it should be. That caused the direction switch to be stuck between its up and down positions. I will order new parts, but for now, I sprayed the nylon ring and shaft with WD-40 and it is working for now.

  • Ric Holder Sep 20, 2013

    same problem here, but my compactor press is stuck half way (either on the way down or the way up) motor is humming. How do i get the

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