Compacting actuator broken due to design flaw

ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Gerald From Fox Island, WA

Sep 10, 2011

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

I received my Actuator Switch Kit 3 days after ordering. I opened the package and found more parts than I anticipated. I read the instructions and had to spend some time to understand them. I followed the instructions (a bit unusual for me) and the installation went without a hitch. The most difficult part was to basically uninstall the compactor from its cabinet location and remove the faceplate for access to the switch that needed to be replaced. Apparently the manufacturer understood there was a design flaw because the instructions said "...for trash compactor integrated switching redesign". Anyway putting it back together and back in the cabinet was very easy.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Off-Switch Actuator Kit

Part Number: PS3489806

In Stock