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KUCS03FTPA0 KitchenAid Trash Compactor - Instructions

All installation instructions for KUCS03FTPA0 parts

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Wouldn't come back up after compacting

  • Customer: mark from st george UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
replaced switch and fixed the problem. Still had one more problem after that though, but got that figured out and fixed that to.

Compactor ram was stuck in the down position and door would not open

  • Customer: Michael from South Boston MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
After inspecting to make sure the actuator was functional and that power to the unit was not an issue I was able to find that one the drive gears cracked in half and made the compactor inoperable. It was easy to remove the bottom casing with a nut driver. This casing covered the drive gear which operated the ram. After slightly loosening the gear mounts and I was able to replace center gear and re-attach gear chain and re-tighten. Then replace bottom casing and the compactor was back in action. Huge savings!

Ram quit moving

  • Customer: Hal from Granada Hills CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed bottom and replaced gears

Broken Drive Gear

  • Customer: Michael from Painted Post NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the gear cover at the bottom of the compactor. Loosened the slack on the chain. Replaced the gear drive. Replaced the gear cover. Worked like new. No major obstacles.

Compactor wouldn't function. We found a small piece of metal on the floor that turned out to be a part of the switch actuator

  • Customer: William from Clayton CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
repair was simple. just removed the two screws that were holding the rest of the switch actuator in place and installed the new one in it's place.

switch broke off and would not activate compactor

  • Customer: Jane from Edmond OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
removed two screws and replaced broken piece. Only thing a little difficult was getting screws in tightly enough to hold piece secure.

Part was missing

  • Customer: E Arlene from Reno NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
plugged it in

actuator broke at base. base remained in place.

  • Customer: Douglas from Moorpark CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the compactor bin. Removed the failed actuator base (two screws) using hardened phillips # 2 screwdriver. prepped the new part holes by inserting the screws into (too small on replacement part) holes prior to installing(used needle nose pliers to hold part while prepping holes). Backed out screws from replacement part then installed part with same two screws using hardened phillips # 2 screwdriver. Tested functionality and received hug from son's grateful wife. P.S. I printed the parts diagram showing the part relationships from the website. Very helpful in repair planning. Recommend this to all. Do not know why the two rubber grommets were included in kit as they seem to apply to the horizontal screws securing the pedel itself that the actuator is installed on and are not needed for the repair.

Regards,

DougM

Bought a washer without front leveling feet

  • Customer: Rick from Lennon MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was simple as you can imagine. Thought I could buy these legs at any big box store or at least at the local hardware store. No such luck. Partselect had the right product---easy to order and easy to install. Things around here are great.

Smelly kitchen

  • Customer: Saralyn from Dahlonega GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old filter and screen and replaced with the new!

unit was missing parts

  • Customer: Richard from glendale AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Installed new parts. Worked fine.

Switch activator broke

  • Customer: John R. from Cocoa FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the broken part with a new part by attaching with 2 small sheet metal screws.

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

Trash compactor does not actuate

  • Customer: MILIND from BEAVERTON OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple. 2 screws to unscrew - and then screwed the new actuator in. took less than 10 minutes.

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.
All Instructions for the KUCS03FTPA0
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