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Models starting with TC400

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$30.39

Drive Gear Kit

This kit is used for trash compactors. It includes both gears, pin spring, C-ring, ram stop, and ram cam.

$34.60

Directional Switch

$52.47

Rotary Switch Kit

This kit comes an on-off rotary switch, and two chrome knobs.

$3.86

Touch-Up Paint - White

$11.30

15" Compactor Bag Carrier with Easy Grip Handles

Compactor bags are sold separately.

$20.54

Power Nut

$13.17

Key

$2.70

SCREW

Sold individually.

$7.97

Container Roller Bearing

Appliance takes 2 - Sold individually.

$3.54

Rotary Nut

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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
  • 17 of 21 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

Trash Compactor ram wouldn't lower

  • Customer: Scott from Indianapolis IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 12 of 13 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

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
  • 10 of 11 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