Ram Stuck in Mid Position, motor not able to move.

ApplianceWhirlpool Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Jerry From El Paso, TX

Dec 27, 2011

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Removed unit from under counter. Moved to garage. removed Top, Bottom plates, and switch controller. Turned upside down and removed power screw nuts One came off easy. One side frozen. Took large pliers and worked nut off of drive screw. Removed ram. Ordered two new power screw nuts. Lubed screws, chain, nuts, rollers and cleaned whole unit. Straightened ram which was bent from so many years of use. Unit 26 years old. Replaced all plates and plugged it in. Works like a champ. Thanks for carrying parts for a unit this old.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Power Nut

Part Number: PS386743

In Stock