Unit would not operate-off switch broke

ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Nancy From Rochester, NY

Oct 18, 2011

4 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Husband de-installed the unit and we laid it down on a blanket on the floor. By looking at the diagrams on line we figured out which part we needed. ORDER THIS PART because it is a part that was re-designed to solve the biggest problem with this unit...the foot bar that activates the plunger. In the old design, you had to push up the foot bar at bottom to crush and unlock. Once this redesigned part is installed which requires drilling through the sheet metal (don't worry, they give you a template but hubby did not have the right drill bit), there is a small switch on right of unit under foot pedal which you PUSH with foot NOT PULL UP! Makes the unit much better. Should have been designed like this from the beginning.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Off-Switch Actuator Kit

Part Number: PS3489806

In Stock