The compactor keeps on making noise at the end of the compactor cycle with shaking until the "off" switch is pushed.

ApplianceWhirlpool Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers

Paul From Sandy Springs, GA

Oct 06, 2009

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Took off front panel and replaced the directional switch which I thought was the problem. However, the problem continued. I read on line it could be the "centrifugal" switch on top of the motor. I haven't gotten around to taking it apart yet to see if that is the problem because it is more involved down under and in the back. That switch cost $88.
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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Directional Switch

Part Number: PS386764

In Stock