Compactor wouldn't turn on but I could reach up with my finger when the door was closed and activate the trash compactor. So I knew it was operating properly it just was not connecting when we pushed up the toe plate

ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

kim From spring, TN

Jul 14, 2010

19 out of 21 people found this instruction helpful

It was unbelievably easy!! I used a screw driver to remove two screws then replaced with the new activator. $15 total fix... As opposed to $150+ for a service call and repair!!! Woo hoo...

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Switch Actuator (Now subbed to Off-Switch Actuator Kit)

Part Number: PS3489806

$44.45
In Stock