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Off-Switch Actuator Kit

PartSelect Number PS3489806

This kit contains the normally closed switch, toe guard, template, 2 screws and actuator. NOTE: This part has been redesigned by the manufacturer but will still function the same as the original part.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Won’t start.
  • Doesn’t stop at end of compacting cycle.
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Parts Used

  • Off-Switch Actuator Kit

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJames from Vancouver, WA

Off-on switch actuator broken (second time same model)

Ordered two replacements. Was shipped two redesigned parts (assemblies). Installation required more-or-less complete disassembly of garbage compactor. Unit is under-counter and is heavy and work is all at the bottom of unit. Requires drilling two new holes in metal. Instructions give wrong size drill for screws supplied. Supplied screws are robust stainless sheetmetal screws with tiny number one recessed Phillips heads - nearly impossible to drive through two layers of sheet metal with a little screwdriver. Most non-mechanics would have given up and called a repairman.

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Parts Used

  • Off-Switch Actuator Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerGerald from Fox Island, WA

Compacting actuator broken due to design flaw

I received my Actuator Switch Kit 3 days after ordering. I opened the package and found more parts than I anticipated. I read the instructions and had to spend some time to understand them. I followed the instructions (a bit unusual for me) and the installation went without a hitch. The most difficult part was to basically uninstall the compactor from its cabinet location and remove the faceplate for access to the switch that needed to be replaced. Apparently the manufacturer understood there was a design flaw because the instructions said "...for trash compactor integrated switching redesign". Anyway putting it back together and back in the cabinet was very easy.

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Parts Used

  • Off-Switch Actuator Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJohn from Sugar Grove, IL

Small flat spring flange broke

Had to buy the entire switch kit when I only needed a small part. I was told the small part was no longer available

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Parts Used

  • Off-Switch Actuator Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerNancy from Rochester, NY

Unit would not operate-off switch broke

Husband de-installed the unit and we laid it down on a blanket on the floor. By looking at the diagrams on line we figured out which part we needed. ORDER THIS PART because it is a part that was re-designed to solve the biggest problem with this unit...the foot bar that activates the plunger. In the old design, you had to push up the foot bar at bottom to crush and unlock. Once this redesigned part is installed which requires drilling through the sheet metal (don't worry, they give you a template but hubby did not have the right drill bit), there is a small switch on right of unit under foot pedal which you PUSH with foot NOT PULL UP! Makes the unit much better. Should have been designed like this from the beginning.

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Parts Used

  • Off-Switch Actuator Kit

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Fresno, CA

Foot actuator broken off at the bend.

Reattach new actuator using 2 phillips. Very elementary. The difficulty was finding the actual replacement part. Partselect.com made it simple, and my wife now thinks I am a mechanical genius.

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