motor would not stop at end of cycle

ApplianceWhirlpool Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

John From Sandy, UT

Feb 21, 2008

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Remove compactor drawer
Remove screws holding compactor to counter
screw in adjustable feet a short distance
slide compactor out far enough to unplug
loosen top screws that hold tiedown strips and move tie down strips out of way
remove two phillips screws on control panel
push control panel assymbly up and out of front of compactor
remove and replace wires one at a time onto new switch
remove two phillips screws on old switch and removeswitch.install new switch with same screws
install front switch assy by inserting in front panel of compactor and pushing down untill two holes match up for phillip screws.
install screws
realign both tie down straps and tighten screws
plug in compactor
push compactor back into place
level compactor with adjustable feet
replace tiedown screws to underside of counter
replace compactor drawer
push on/off switch to on. push start switch to start compactor.
watch as compactor stops at end of cycle. Hurrah!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Selector Off Switch

Part Number: PS405434

In Stock