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TC607S0 Jenn-Air Trash Compactor - Instructions

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New Actuator Part for failing old part

  • Customer: Stephan J from Thousand Oaks CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Many of you with the KitchenAid trash compactor now that there's a faulty Actuator part the continues to break, and most likely have replaced this several times. I was glad to see that KitchenAid finally redesigned a part hoping to solve this problem. Overall, installing the new part went well. The new part does require you to pull out your compactor from the cabinet so you have access. After removing the top and front panels, you'll replace the switch and then install the new pedal that activates the switch, needing to drill a couple holes to secure it. Other than that, it's very simple. Only advice is to read the instructions a couple times to get yourself familiar with what needs to be done...then you'll have a much easier time and feel more confident before you start.

I changed the front panels from the original beige to stainless steel

  • Customer: Walter from San Rafael CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was a breeze, a piece of cake, a walk in the park, a day at the beach. The part arrived quickly and installation was fast and simple. A week earlier I had the misfortune of ordering these parts from another supplier. One of the parts obviously was not correct, so I called customer service. Although the operator was polite, she insisted that the part I received was the right one (even though it was 2 inches too narrow). I looked up the part at PartSelect.com and ordered it. It arrived the following day, and fit perfectly. Thanks, PartSelect.com.

Broken drive gears

  • Customer: THOMAS from DENNISPORT MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out old gears replaced with new very easy with your dirictions.

Original actuator steel tab snapped

  • Customer: Sean from Sarasota FL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the instruction sheet. Instructions should be expanded to tell novice more about each step. Instructions should point out that the old switch is not easy to remove, and may break during removal. Instructions should point out importance of noting which of the two switch wires are connected to which temminal on the new switch. Instructions should warn installer that the metal console and compactor frame are very sharp and can cut hands and fingers-use gloves during switch removal and re-installation. Instructions should note that drill size should be larger. I used 7/64", and still needed to enlarge hole for screws to insert. Instructions need to emphasize that the new actuator pedal assembly screws supplied have a very small phillips head slot. If the hole drilled is not large enough, there is a possibility of stripping the screw slot.

Very poor engineering on compacting activator

  • Customer: Michael from Bear lake MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I attempted to fix the problems many time because of what I thought was a high cost. Your online reviews convinced me that it was well worth the cost. The instructions were very good and anyone who can read, use a screw drive, should be able to accomplish this job. It could be intimidating, but you can do it. And you will be glad. Follow the directions and you will have no problems.

stripped pinion gear

  • Customer: jeff from lincoln AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the hex screws out with a nut driver and then punched out the role pin in the pinion gear (the little gear) and replaced it along with the large gear, less than 15 minutes. I was surprised how fast (day and a half) the parts were here.

Broken actuator lever

  • Customer: don from Anaheim CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
To repair the o.e.m. actuator lever, Whirlpool supplies a redesigned actuator switch. It requires dis-assembly of the front panel which takes time since you must first remove the trash compactor from the cabinetry. Once the front panel is off and you've removed the old switch, installing the new switch requires drilling two holes. Do not use the recommended drill bit -use an oversize bit to match the core diameter of the new screws. The new switch works brilliantly if done right. It just takes time.

It took over an hour to replace the switch

  • Customer: Martin from Memphis TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The online repair states the repair could be done in 10-15 minutes and actually took over an hour. It would have taken 10 minutes if I could have just purchased the metal flange that broke.

Directional Switch lever broke

  • Customer: Dick from Penn Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The part was suppose to come with instructions, but did not. However, it was easy after reading the comments on-line, and discovering that the front cover had to be removed in order to expose the whole switch and wires. I did drop one of the mounting screws down the front of the compactor and was not able to recover it. So, I had to make a trip to the hardware store for a replacement. They couldn't match the remaining screw but I found 2 similar ones with lock washers and nuts that worked just fine. I saved a $90 service charge and probably double the cost of the switch by doing it myself.

replace actuator

  • Customer: kenneth from Portland OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I installed the new bracket, however not the new switch that came with the kit as the old switch was fine. The one key which threw me for several hours is, you must replace the switch, located in the compactor. The new switch is normally open when compressed, the old switch is closed when compressed.

Replace original on/off actuator with newly redesigned kit

  • Customer: Eduardo from Littleton CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Follow the included instructions carefully (read it all through first) and this was a quick and simple fix if you are reasonably handy with a screwdriver and drill. It took me about 45 mins. You have to pull the unit out from under the countertop and then remove a series of small screws in order to get behind the front panel. Putting in the new actuator switch was a little cumbersome simply because there are other wires you have to work around but it's still very straightforward. After you reinstall the front panel, you attach a new foot activated button that presses down on the new actuator switch. You have to drill 2 small holes in the front panel sheet metal to attach this new button but a perfectly sized paper template is provided and it worked great. Last easy step is to replace the rubber door sweep so that the new button can be accessed with your toe. In effect, the compactor is now operated by pressing your toe against the new button on the lower right side below the door. It is a nice improvement over the old method of lifting up on the lever that you normally step on to open the door. Easy to install.

Broken plastic gear

  • Customer: Bret from Newark DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thanks to Parts Select and their detailed instructions it turn out great! Replacement Parts fit Great!

compactor wouldn't compact

  • Customer: Tena from Parker CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
bought new gears, pulled it out and replaced the gears. wasn't very hard. I did expect a jenn-air to be better built (plastic gears really!) but for 30 bucks it is all better.

Hinge bracket between refrig and bottom freezer had broken. This is the part which keeps the door from opening too far.

  • Customer: Mary from Tillamook OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After I did the prep work of removing the items inside the door the project took less than 15 minutes to get the repair job done. 1. Remove the door by taking off the top hinge cover on top of the door, remove the three screws with a socket wrench, remove the plastic gasket under the hinge, left door up and off the lower hinge pin 2. Place the new bracket on the freezer door hinge pin, flange side down 3. I had to place an extra spacer washer, which I had on hand, on top of the hinge bracket 4. Replace the door on the bottom hinge pin 5. My husband held the door in place as I reattached the top of the door with the plastic spacer and 3 screws I had removed 6. Replaced the plastic gasket and hinge cap on the top 7. With the door reattached, I removed the existing screw under the door directly below the new hinge bracket, lined up the hinge bracket to the screw hole and attached it in place. Much to my surprise and pleasure, the door swings perfectly, stopping where it should with the door shelves loaded! Thank you PartSelect for having a part that would work for my 16 year old refrigerator even though I had to add a washer shim to make the new part as thick as the original.

motor would not engage

  • Customer: Warren from Bellevue WA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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