The actuator had broken off, causing the foot lever to be inoperative.

ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Screw drivers

James From Westlake Village, CA

Aug 22, 2009

2 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

The repair is quite simple. All you have to do is attach the new actuator using the screws provided. The only question that arose came from the actuator part being delivered with two rubber gromets that are not used in 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