Compactor motor kept running after cycle ran, making alot of noise and unit jumping around.

ApplianceWhirlpool Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Keith From Keller, TX

Dec 01, 2011

14 out of 16 people found this instruction helpful

Pulled the Compactor from underneath cabinet, unplugged power. Removed the top plate off compactor to expose the crush piston. Removed the front control panel by removing two phillips screws, wiring and directional (limit) switch is now exposed. Removed the two screws securing switch, removed wiring one wire at a time and replaced on new switch in same position. Replaced switch in same manner as removed, and followed reverse of above to re-assemble. Plugged back in and tested, problem resolved works like new. Only took possibly 30" to repair and saved an expensive service call.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Directional Switch

Part Number: PS386764

In Stock