Drive Gear Kit

PartSelect Number PS398589

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.
  • Noisy.
  • Doesn’t stop at end of compacting cycle.
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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Drive Gear Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJames from Flagstaff AZ

Compactor would not open. Ram was down

Once I discovered that the ram was down, I had to determine why. Opened up the bottom and discoverer the drive gear was broken. Ordered the parts kit and made the repair. Did not know what the other parts in the kit were for, but it works.

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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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