Drive Gear Broken

ApplianceWhirlpool Trash Compactor

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

clyde From Covington, GA

Sep 10, 2009

7 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Replaced the gear and unit worked execpt the plunger hit the side of the garbage container. This appears the be the reason the gear broke in the first place. Defective assembly from the factory.

To correct I had to remove the newly installed gear system remove inside cardboard side cover, Remove the screws that hold the bearing for the lift screw so I could remove the chain. After removing the chain I could adjust the plunger to be level and not hit the side of the garbage container on its way down.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Gear Kit

Part Number: PS398589

$24.85
In Stock