Large Drive Gear Failure (split in half)

ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

Mark From Littleton, CO

Feb 26, 2010

8 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Moved the compactor out from under cabinet, laid it on it's side, removed bottom casing (two nuts front, three back), remove compression pin from small drive gear shart, replace new small drive gear and install compression pin, loosen motor mounts to allow large gear replacement, remove circlip holding large drive gear to shaft, remove and repace damaged gear, set gear clearance and tighten motor mounts, grease gears, replace bottom casing. .

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Gear Kit

Part Number: PS398589

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