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PartSelect Number PS2359919
This motor operates the trash compactor press that helps compacts the trash.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
First I removed the trash compactor from the cabinet and transported it to the garage to avoid scraping the kitchen floor....I then removed the the sheetmetal cover enclosing the motor by removing several sheetmetal screws. To remove the motor, I then removed the compactor drawer and tilted the compactor onto its front (the side you pull the drawer in and out of). This allow you to get to the bottom of the compactor. I then removed 3 sheet metal screws attaching the bottom cover of the compactor. After removing the bottom cover, I could then access the 4 mounting nuts that hold the motor in place. I disconnected the wiring harness to the motor, removed the motor and replaced it. The motor plate allows you to adjust the chain tensioning and gear lash of the drive motor. I adjusted and tightened the plate to provide close gear lash, and chain tension of about 1/2" play. Re-installed the motor cover and bottom plates, plugged the compactor into a wall socket, re-installed the compactor drawer and tested for several cycles. All is well. FYI - I do not think the motor itself was bad; however, there is a centrifugal switch built into the motor assembly...that is what I believe failed. The motor and centrifugal switch come as a one assembly.
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The wire harness from the part supplier was set up wrong, two of the three wires were switched and it damm near burned up the new motor. I had to correct the error by switching the wires around so that they matched the wireing from the original motor.
The repairman wanted $600 to replace the motor. A replacement compactor was $800. The motor was $220 and I did it alone in 30 minutes! Easy to do. Removed the trash container. Pulled out the compactor. Laid it on its side. Removed four srews from the bottom panel, two from the back. 4 Bolts held the motor on. Removed those, took out the motor. DId not replace or move the chain drive or large gear. Replaced the motor and it works perfectly.
after contacting GE about 3yr old product for 94.00 a service man will tell you thst it needs a new motor another couple of days and parts and labor (cheaper to buy a new one) ordered motor myself and took out 6 sheet metel screws remove the bottom panel and plastic fly wheel and liftrd out motor and replace and put new flywheel on and attched wires and was good to go all for $214.00 thanks again
My appliance repair guy came out, declared the motor "dead" and gave me an estimate of $600 to replace the three-year-old motor. Having purchased many parts from PartSelect.com for older appliances at our cabin, I found I could buy a new motor here for $200. IT didn't take long to pull the compactor from the cabinets, remove the shrouding around the motor, remove the old motor and gear; and replace with new parts. The most difficult task was pulling the old plastic gear from the metal spindle; finally drove it out with a small socket and hammer. The new motor dropped into place. After reassembling the covers and putting the compactor back in place, it works great.
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