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KUCS03FTPA1 KitchenAid Trash Compactor - Overview

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If you know the trash compactor repair part you need, you can browse the list of all parts on the KUCS03FTPA1, or you can search by name or part description. You can also find your part by where it is located on the KUCS03FTPA1 by selecting a section below. If you’re not sure which part you need, you can narrow your search by selecting a common symptom and we’ll show you the repair parts most likely to fix your trash compactor. We’ve also included any installation videos we have for KUCS03FTPA1 parts. Installation instructions provided by other do-it-yourselfers will help guide you through your repair.

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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...

$2.90

Foot, Front - Single

The front facing foot is sold individually. It is used on your washing machine and can also be known as an adjustable leveling leg. This specific front facing leveling leg has a rubber foot. It is important that when installing this part you are very careful, if not installed correctly your washer will be off balance which will then cause it to vibrate and/or shake during the cycle. The function of the adjustable foot is to keep your washing machine supported and to make sure that it is level at all times. The tools you will need for this repair include a pair of channel lock pliers, and a 9/16 wrench.

$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 no...

$27.04

15" Compactor Bags - 15 Pack

Trash compactor bags are a practical way to discard your waste. Due to the extreme pressure of the compactor, trash compactor bags designed to handle the force are necessary. These bags are made from tough 2.5-millimeter, multi-laminate plastic, and the patented Slip-Grip design prevents the bag from slipping into the compactor bin. They measure approximately 15 inches wide x 15 inches high and are made from 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. This pack of 15 trash compactor bags is a genuine OEM replacement part, and will fit most rectangular 15-inch trash compactors.

$12.21

15" Compactor Bag Carrier with Easy Grip Handles

This 15 inch compactor bag carrier fits around the compactor bag inside the compactor and is used to easily lift and remove trash compactor bags once they are full. Simply place th...

$7.57

Filter, Charcoal

This part is sold individually. The filter is black in color and measures approximately 4-1/2 inches wide by 4-1/2 inches high. This part is for your trash compactor. This part acts as a filter and deodorizer. This can become worn down and develop a smell over time. To access the filter, you will need to depress the food pedal on the trash compactor and pull the door forward. The plate covering the filter should just lift off without the use of any tools. You will find the filter underneath where it is aligning the fan housing.

$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...

$2.96

Screw

Sold individually.

$53.43

15" White Plastic Compactor Bags - 60 Pack

This is a 60-pack of plastic compactor bags. These bags are 15 inches wide, 3 millimeters thick and are white in color. The 3-millimeter thickness makes the bags more durable and h...

$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, or microwaves. It is an 18 ml, or.6 fluid ounces, bottle of touch-up paint. It also features a brush for easy application. This quick-drying, long-lasting paint is perfect for fixing any nicks, scratches, or chips on the exterior of your appliance. This paint is white in color, and provides a durable finish.

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Compactor stuck in lower position

  • Customer: Asbjorn from The Woodlands, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 40 of 49 people found this instruction helpful
Moved the compactor out from under cabinet and unplugged the powercable.Laid compactor over on its side Removed the top (4 screws) and base plate (3 screws) as well as the coverplate for the motor(3 screws)Found that large drive was broken in half. Used two screwdrivers to start split ring then pliers to pull it off the rest of the way.
Removed the driv... read more

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

Scratches in Surface

  • Customer: Michelle from Richardson, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 22 of 31 people found this instruction helpful
This product comes in a bottle with a brush like Liquid Paper. It goes on incredibly easy. A second coat might be needed. I wanted to prevent rust from setting in so I covered the scratches and dings. The paint is a little brighter since my washer is 10 years old but it still looks great. read more