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GCG1700L0II General Electric Trash Compactor - Overview

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Foot Pedal - Black

Used with trash compactors.


Compactor Bags - 15 pack


Directional Switch

Used with trash compactors.




Drive Gear - White

Used with trash compactors.




Start Switch




Drive Motor and Gear Kit

This motor operates the trash compactor press that helps compacts the trash.

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Trash compactor motor buzzing, often did not cycle

  • Customer: Jeffrey from San Mateo, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 37 of 40 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the trash compactor from the cabinet and transported it to the garage to avoid scraping the kitchen floor....I then removed the the sheetmetal cover enclosing the motor by removing several sheetmetal screws. To remove the motor, I then removed the compactor drawer and tilted the compactor onto its front (the side you pull the drawer in and ... read more

New part problem, wire harness wrong

  • Customer: mark from colorado springs, CO
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 8 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
The wire harness from the part supplier was set up wrong, two of the three wires were switched and it damm near burned up the new motor. I had to correct the error by switching the wires around so that they matched the wireing from the original motor. read more

Foot release was not working properly making it difficult to open

  • Customer: Peter from Solon, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I noticed that one of the holes that the foot pedal was attached to on the drawer assembly, had opened up so that the pivot pin wouldn't stay seated in it. I ordered a complete drawer assembly which included the metal trash container, drawer slides, and foot pedal assembly. The old front of the cabinet is removed by unscrewing about 8 screws. The front th... read more