trash compactor ram not moving - broken plastic drive gear

ApplianceGeneral Electric Trash Compactor

Modelgcg1540f0ss

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver

william From andover, MA

Dec 27, 2011

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1) pulled the compactor from under the counter and unplugged it. 2) tipped it on its side 3) removed 5 screws (3 on the motor side and two on the bottom) an took off the bottom cover plate. 3) using the pliers i pulled of the retainer clip from the large drive gear(it had broken on only the hub remain attached) 4) i then just slid in the new gear, snapped in the retainer clip and buttoned up the cover plate. Note I did not replace the other parts that came in the package because the existing ones seemed ok.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Gear Kit

Part Number: PS257882

$77.09
In Stock