Drive Gear Kit

PartSelect Number PS398589

Manufacturer Part Number 882699
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This kit is used for trash compactors. It includes both gears, pin spring, C-ring, ram stop, and ram cam.

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:

  • Compactor ram gets stuck.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Doesn’t stop at end of compacting cycle.
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Parts Used

  • Drive Gear Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJan from Gilroy CA

Jammed kitchenaid trash compactor.

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!

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Parts Used

  • Drive Gear Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerClem from Scottsdale AZ

Motor gear broken

There were no instructions that came with the parts kit other than how to set the spacing for the gear lash. There were parts in the kit which I have no idea what they are (4 inch long plastic pipes?. Having 4 years experience with Sunbeam appliance repair was an asset. The old melted and broken gear came off easily with a few strikes of a hammer on a flat blade screwdriver. The replacement gear was a perfect match and the scroll pin was put in with a little gusto effort (tight fit as it should be). It would be great if just one gear or the other could be ordered....

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Parts Used

  • Drive Gear Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerReagan from Glenshaw PA

Plastic gear wheel broke

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.

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Parts Used

  • Drive Gear Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMichael from South Boston MA

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

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!

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Parts Used

  • Drive Gear Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerHal from Granada Hills CA

Ram quit moving

Removed bottom and replaced gears

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Parts Used

  • Drive Gear Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerMichael from Painted Post NY

Broken drive gear

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.

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