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KU1550VP1 Roper Trash Compactor - Overview

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$26.63

Drive Gear Kit

This is the drive gear kit for the ram that compacts the trash inside your compactor. If your compactor ram is getting stuck, there is excess noise during its cycle, or if your com...

$34.61

Directional Switch

The function of the directional switch on your trash compactor is to ensure the ram lowers to compress your trash, then returns to the top position. If your trash compactor does not complete this task, will not stop at the end of the compacting cycle, or is noisy during operation, you may need to replace the directional switch. Be sure to disconnect your trash compactor from the power source before completing this repair. This is a fairly easy repair. After you open the control panel of the compactor, all you will need to do is unplug the old switch from the electrical wires, and plug the new switch in.

$7.36

Container, Bearing Roller

This bearing roller may also be known as the wheel assembly or the container roller bearing, and it is a piece for your trash bin. The function of this bearing is to work in conjun...

$53.80

Rotary Switch Kit

The rotary switch kit is also known as the start switch or the on and off switch, and is used to power on your trash compactor. The function of the rotary switch kit is to control the electrical power that is going into your trash compactor. This process happens when the switch sendsvoltage to the motor to start the compacting cycle. If your switch is broken the trash compactor will not start. A multimeter test can be performed to test the switch for continuity. The rotary switch kit will come with an on and off rotary switch, and two chrome knobs.

$3.02

Screw - 8-18 x 1/2

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$33.90

Foot Pedal

This replacement part is a foot pedal which fits on a trash compactor. It includes two screws for installation. The pedal mounts on the footplate on the bottom front of the container. The pedal controls the container drawer. When stepping on your trash compactor pedal, the latch should release the container from the compactor body. This foot pedal is black, made of plastic, and is sold individually. Be sure to disconnect power to your appliance before beginning this repair. You will only need a screwdriver to complete the repair. This is a genuine part and is sourced from the authentic manufacturer.

$6.12

Touch-Up Paint - White

This touch-up paint can be used on a wide variety of household appliances. It is most often used on washers, dryer, refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, freezers, trash compactors, ...

$20.15

Wheel Assembly - Kit of 2

This wheel assembly, or roller assembly, is for a trash compactor. The kit includes two wheels that are approximately 1 inch in diameter each. The wheels allow the trash compactor container to roll in and out of the appliance. You may have to replace the wheel assembly if the container does not roll smoothly. To access the existing wheel kit on your appliance, uninstall appliance from the cabinet, depress foot petal to lift the container off its track, and remove the container from the tracks. This kit is an OEM part sourced from the authentic manufacturer factory.

$3.02

Single Metallic Shoulder Screw - Size: 8-32 x 3\8"

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$20.79

USE MAC 749059

This part is a power nut, and it is intended to be used in conjunction with trash compactors. The function of this nut is to fasten to the side of the ram where it is threaded. When the power screw rotates, it is fed through the power nut, which pulls the ram down to compress the trash. This part is just over an inch in diameter, and is just one inch thick. This part is white and made entirely of plastic. The reason for needing to replace this part is if your compactor ram gets stuck, or if it does not stop at the end of the compacting cycle.

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Trash Compactor ram wouldn't lower

  • Customer: Scott from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 28 of 31 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled the trash compactor out from under the counter.

I took out the four screws that kept the top cover in place to expose the ram.

The gear shafts were turning but the ram would not lower, at first I though the ram drive bolts were stripped and it wouldn't engage the shaft. Then I realized there was a mechanical directional\limit s... read more

Old Plastic Compactor Key Became Brittle and Broke

  • Parts Used:
  • Key
  • Customer: Ron from El Paso, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 24 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
Original key part number was 776586 as found underneath the the rim of the broken key. It's known as a compactor key, or a key-knob, but in layman's terms, I would call it the "off-on-start" knob. The replacement part number was 386676, and fits perfectly.
The original key had become old and brittle, and eventually just broke apart. This was a 30... read more

Compactor out of line and would not shut off.

  • Customer: Janet W. from Shreveport, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 19 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled compactor out on a piece of cardboard. Used socket set to take top off and evaluate the problem. Power nut was not holding on one side. We ordered two power nuts. Decided to repair only the unlevel side. Fast and easy and cheaper than a new compactor. Whirlpool compactor is 28 years old and working like a charm. Thanks for the diagram an... read more