Ram was stuck in the down position, would not return up.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

Ian From Camano Island, WA

Aug 10, 2009

3 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

1.I removed the back of the compactor
2. turned the large nut to raise the ram so I could remove the trash container
3. removed the bolt holding ram plunger onto the actuator
4. put the chain on by starting it on the large sproket and walking it around. there was enough slack to do it this way.
5. cleaned and oiled everything and reassembled.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Chain

Part Number: PS257527

In Stock