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TC8700XYP4 Whirlpool 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 TC8700XYP4, or you can search by name or part description. You can also find your part by where it is located on the TC8700XYP4 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 TC8700XYP4 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...

$2.81

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.

$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...

$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 conjunction with your trash bin to allow the canister to roll free. For this repair you will need a nut driver, a pair of pliers, a screwdriver set, and an adjustable wrench. The most obvious symptom that will require you to replace this part is if your drawer is hard to open and/or close. Your appliance comes with two bearing rollers and it is sold individually.

$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...

$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 the reusable bag carrier in the garbage can before placing a new compactor bag in the bin. The easy-grip handles make removal easier once the bag is full. This piece also makes a good carrier for bringing in logs for your fireplace. This part fits most 15 inch compactors. For the full list of compatible compactors, check the list below. Compactor bags are sold separately.

$33.90

Foot Pedal

This replacement part is a foot pedal which fits on a trash compactor. It includes two screws for installation. The pedal mounts on the footplate on the bottom front of the contain...

$20.15

Wheel Assembly - Kit of 2

This wheel assembly, or roller assembly, is for a trash compactor. The kit includes two wheels that are approximately 1 inch in diameter each. The wheels allow the trash compactor container to roll in and out of the appliance. You may have to replace the wheel assembly if the container does not roll smoothly. To access the existing wheel kit on your appliance, uninstall appliance from the cabinet, depress foot petal to lift the container off its track, and remove the container from the tracks. This kit is an OEM part sourced from the authentic manufacturer factory.

$3.02

Single Metallic Shoulder Screw - Size: 8-32 x 3\8"

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$6.24

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:
  • 23 of 32 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