After almost 20 years, the plastic gears had stripped - go figure

ApplianceWhirlpool Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Robert From Springfield, TN

Jan 09, 2008

2 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Simply removed the two plastic gears (held on by some sort of clip), put the new gears in place using the spacing instructions that were provided in the kit ....... and it is working!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Gear Kit

Part Number: PS398589

In Stock