Erratic starts and direction of ram. Switch tested bad.

ApplianceWhirlpool Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Arthur From San Diego, CA

Jun 16, 2012

Ordered part and received it in two days. Unplugged the compactor from wall outlet. Removed two screws holding control panel in place, marked proper wire location on rear of panel, disconnected push-on terminations from start/run switch. Removed knurled nut holding start/run switch onto the control panel and substituted the new switch. Reassenbled everything in reverse order to disassembly and plugged power cord back into the wall outlet. No further work required.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rotary Switch Kit

Part Number: PS382679

In Stock