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GCG1500L0WW General Electric Trash Compactor - Overview

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Directional Switch

This is a top limit directional switch for a trash compactor. The directional switch reverses the motor direction when the trash compactor has reached the top of the drawer. If you...


Drive Gear - White

If your trash compactor is jammed or stuck with the ram in the down position, you may have a faulty or damaged drive gear. The drive gear is located at the bottom of your compactor, and helps the drive motor power the compacting ram. If you notice that your drive gear is broken, damaged, or faulty, look to replace it straight away to avoid causing any more damage to the trash compactor. If you notice that the gear is missing teeth, you should replace the part. This part is made of plastic, white in color, and has an approximate outside diameter of 4 1/2 inches.



This power nut assembly is made to be used in conjunction with your trash compactor. It comes with five pieces that include the two mounting pins, two clips, and the new power nut....


Compactor Bags - 15 pack

Using trash compactor bags is a practical way to remove your waste. Because compactors use such high pressure to compress the waste, using compactor bags designed to handle the force are a necessity. The bags measure approximately 21 inches (L) x 9 inches (W), are clear in color, and are made from plastic. This pack of 15 trash compactor bags is a genuine OEM replacement part, and will fit most rectangular 21-inch trash compactors.






Drive Motor and Gear Kit

This motor operates the trash compactor press that helps compacts the trash.


Start Switch





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Trash compactor motor buzzing, often did not cycle

  • Customer: Jeffrey from San Mateo, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 38 of 41 people found this instruction helpful
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 ... read more

New part problem, wire harness wrong

  • Customer: mark from colorado springs, CO
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 8 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
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. read more

Motor needed replaces. Not working

  • Customer: George from Danville, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
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. ... read more