Compactor would not open. Ram was down

ApplianceWhirlpool Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

James From Flagstaff, AZ

Oct 18, 2011

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Once I discovered that the ram was down, I had to determine why. Opened up the bottom and discoverer the drive gear was broken. Ordered the parts kit and made the repair. Did not know what the other parts in the kit were for, but it works.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Gear Kit

Part Number: PS398589

In Stock