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KUCS03FTPA0 KitchenAid Trash Compactor - Instructions

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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!!

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.

lost cover (went into trash)

  • Customer: Jacek M from Bedford TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
replaced

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.

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

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!!!

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!

roller bearing for trash bin was damaged and would not allow canister to roll

  • Customer: roberto from keller TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
the bearing were the perfect match and instructions helpful. sysem is rolling smoothly

Unit cycled when on switch operated and would not stop until Off switch was activated.

  • Customer: Gerald from Wickenburg AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the limit switch. This did not alter the problem. Took off the On/Off/Start switch and dissasembled. I found the the Start switch was stuck in the on position. I reassembled the switch mechanism assuring that the Red "ON" indicator moldings were correctly positioned and reassembled everything. The Compactor now works properly. Need to add "Check the Start switch" to diagnosis.
All Instructions for the KUCS03FTPA0
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