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KUCC151LPA1 KitchenAid Trash Compactor - Instructions

All installation instructions for KUCC151LPA1 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the trash compactor repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the KUCC151LPA1
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Broken Part

  • Customer: Francisco from Hernando Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Part replacement

Could not activate the compactor

  • Customer: Dan from Ramona, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
It simply required removing two screws that were holding in the remaining piece of the broken actuator, positioning the new actuator, and reinstalling the screws.

Broken metal depresser for button

  • Customer: Nancy from San Clemente, CA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the two screws that held the broken element in place. I replaced it with the new metal actuator. TA DA! Ordering was very easy even for me a girl! Shipment could have been faster though.

Actuator broke

  • Customer: ALANA from BEAVERTON, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Repair took just a couple of minutes. Two screws to install. Easy as pie.

Trash compactor wouldn't compact when the food pedal was engaged

  • Customer: Julia from Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I removed 2 screws that held the brokent piece in place. I positioned the new piece and replaced the 2 screws. This is the 3rd time I've done this repair myself, it's so easy.

Actuator broke at the sheet metal bend spot

  • Customer: Gregory from Greenwood Village, CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Put the screws in. Unfortunately, there were no directions and the screws sent didn't match those that came out, so I have to substitute screws.

I only needed the directions to find out how to use the two rubber washers that were included.

could not compact the trash

  • Customer: Monte from Joilet, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
No problem replacing the spring steel tab that actuates the switch for the compactor. My concern it is a poor design and will have to be replaced on a regular basis. Where the spring steel tab is attached to the toe pedal the spring is bent at a 90 degree angle and this is where it broke..high stress area, constantly being worked at this juncture. Expensive little part!!

Switch Activator Broke

  • Customer: SCOTT from NORTHGLENN, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed 2 phillups screws, put new actuator on with 2 phillups screws. Works fine

The switch actuator had broken and would not compact

  • Customer: BYRON from OLIVE HILL, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I opened the door of the compactor and removed the old actuator with a scewdriver and replaced the new actuator.

Part was missing

  • Customer: E Arlene from Reno, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
plugged it in

Part Shered Off At The Screws

  • Customer: Charles from Clovis, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws holding the remaining piece and replaced it with the new part. Hardest part of this whole issue was making sure that I had the correct part on order. Would have liked to have been able to blow up the diagram for easier viewing.

The compactor was not compacting

  • Customer: Suzie from Northridge, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
The part has broken several times in several years. Each time it required a service call with a hefty fee. The fourth time I decided to do it myself. I ordered the part. It came faster than a service man would have and I installed it myself with a screwdriver in about three minutes. I will treat myself to lunch out with the girls with the money I saved!!!

Pressue bar on switch activator snapped off

  • Customer: Geoffrey from East Otis, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Losses two screws, old part off; install two new screws, new part on. Piece of cake

Compactor would not turn on via the foot pedal

  • Customer: Frank from Gorham, ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
The metal actuator had broken off on my trash compactor. It is held by 2 screws. It was easy to remove the 2 screws to replace the actuator. It was somewhat obvious which way it attached to the frame in order for the actuator to hit the white bush button switch located on the lower right of the compactor.

Metal flange on foot switch broke

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Greenville, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
After reading on your site how easily this problem was solved, we ordered part, received it in 5 days, and truly just screwed into place. Compacted immediately!
All Instructions for the KUCC151LPA1
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