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TC900QPDB1 Whirlpool Trash Compactor - Instructions

All installation instructions for TC900QPDB1 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the trash compactor repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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compactor wouldn't shut off

  • Customer: Ray from Dallas GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
changed out the switch and that fixed the problem

Jammed KitchenAid Trash Compactor.

  • Customer: Jan from Gilroy CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
With nothing in the KitchenAid Instructions nor anything on the internet… I had to go it alone.
Actually quite simple… I laid the unit over on its front and removed the 5 screws holding on the bottom plate. This exposed the motor and drive train which turns the two compacting screws on each side. The main drive gear was broken.
Taking a wrench to the main drive… I was able to free up the jam… a piece of glass from a broken bottle.

I went to the internet and did a search on KitchenAid Trash Compactor Parts and discovered PartSelect.com… They had me enter the Model Number of my unit and a parts diagram and list came up… I found the gear I needed… ordered it and in two days it was here. Instructions came with the gear on replacement and in no time I was back in business.

I was impressed with the simplicity of KitchenAid’s Compactor, and the ease in which I was able to get my part from PartSelect.com!

The compactor rubber guard was torn.

  • Customer: Judith V from Studio City CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 4 screws and the foot release to attach the new guard. Replaced the foot pedal and 4 screws and was done.

worn guard scratched door panel

  • Customer: harold from walpole MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
removed old parts and replaced

dented front panel

  • Customer: Michael from Southington CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
The first panel I received was scratched and had to be replaced. I called PartsSelect and they sent a replacement.

An easy replacement that made the compactor look like new, that is important since we will be selling the house.

Wouldn't come back up after compacting

  • Customer: mark from st george UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
replaced switch and fixed the problem. Still had one more problem after that though, but got that figured out and fixed that to.

PLASTIC GEAR WHEEL BROKE

  • Customer: Reagan from Glenshaw PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Emptied all garbage!
Laid machine on its side.
Removed cover.
Removed left over gear parts by removing pin.
Loosened chain by removing two top left corner screws.
Place new PLASTIC gear in position with chain.
Returned screws to top left corners.
Returned pin to gears.
Make sure chain is taught.
Replace cover.
Lift back up from its side.
Test.

Compactor ram was stuck in the down position and door would not open

  • Customer: Michael from South Boston MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
After inspecting to make sure the actuator was functional and that power to the unit was not an issue I was able to find that one the drive gears cracked in half and made the compactor inoperable. It was easy to remove the bottom casing with a nut driver. This casing covered the drive gear which operated the ram. After slightly loosening the gear mounts and I was able to replace center gear and re-attach gear chain and re-tighten. Then replace bottom casing and the compactor was back in action. Huge savings!

Broken Drive Gear

  • Customer: Michael from Painted Post NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the gear cover at the bottom of the compactor. Loosened the slack on the chain. Replaced the gear drive. Replaced the gear cover. Worked like new. No major obstacles.

Toe guard was broken, foot pedal was discolored.

  • Customer: Michael from Ashfield MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced both, results like new.

Ram quit moving

  • Customer: Hal from Granada Hills CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed bottom and replaced gears

Bought a washer without front leveling feet

  • Customer: Rick from Lennon MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was simple as you can imagine. Thought I could buy these legs at any big box store or at least at the local hardware store. No such luck. Partselect had the right product---easy to order and easy to install. Things around here are great.

My COMPACTOR WOULD NOT TURN ON

  • Customer: Mark from Tewksbury MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I ORDERDED THE SELECTOR SWITCH WHICH SITS BEHIND THE TOUCH PANEL THAT SAYS ON/OFF/START.i REMOVED THE 2 PHILLIPS SCREWS JUST BELOW THE DISPLAY.SLIDE THE WHOLE DISPLAY UP AND IT WILL EXPOSE 3 WIRES AND THE SWITCH.REMOVE THE TWO PHILLIPS SCREWS,REMOVE THE CLEARLY MARKED Y=YELLOW R=RED AND V=VIOLET .INSTALL THE WIRES MOUNT THE SWITCH REPLACE THE TWO SCREWS REINSTALL THE PANEL,HIT START AND GOOD TO GO!

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 TC900QPDB1
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