actuator broke at base. base remained in place.

ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Douglas From Moorpark, CA

Jul 03, 2009

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Opened the compactor bin. Removed the failed actuator base (two screws) using hardened phillips # 2 screwdriver. prepped the new part holes by inserting the screws into (too small on replacement part) holes prior to installing(used needle nose pliers to hold part while prepping holes). Backed out screws from replacement part then installed part with same two screws using hardened phillips # 2 screwdriver. Tested functionality and received hug from son's grateful wife. P.S. I printed the parts diagram showing the part relationships from the website. Very helpful in repair planning. Recommend this to all. Do not know why the two rubber grommets were included in kit as they seem to apply to the horizontal screws securing the pedel itself that the actuator is installed on and are not needed for the repair.



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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Switch Actuator (Now subbed to Off-Switch Actuator Kit)

Part Number: PS3489806

In Stock