ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repairLess than 15 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
Someone pulled a Conan on the compactor handle and broke it loose--no one admitted doing it but I have my suspicions. Since the compactor was installed during the first Bush administration, I assumed that the part would be unavailable. I tried to glue it with the latest "super" bond epoxy/space shuttle goop and it would not hold. A friend tried to plastic weld the crack--it worked until Conan showed up again and ripped it loose. I was ready to look for a new compactopr but since it had an insert that matched the custom cabinets--that I knew would not fit on a new unit--I looked on the internet for a part.
The part number was entered, the part was in stock and the order placed on Sunday afternoon. The part arrived on Tuesday and was installed in less than two minutes. It was the high point of the week.