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TC406W Jenn-Air Trash Compactor - Overview

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Drive Gear Kit – Part Number: 882699
Drive Gear Kit
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PartSelect #: PS398589
Manufacturer #: 882699
This is the drive gear kit for the ram that compacts the trash inside your compactor. If your compactor ram is getting stuck, there is excess noise during its cycle, or if your compactor does not stop...
$73.61
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15" Paper Compactor Bags - 12 Pack – Part Number: 675186
15" Paper Compactor Bags - 12 Pack
PartSelect #: PS382653
Manufacturer #: 675186
Moisture-resistant liner. Pre-cuffed.
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15" Compactor Bag Carrier with Easy Grip Handles – Part Number: 13030RP
15" Compactor Bag Carrier with Easy Grip Handles
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PartSelect #: PS1782408
Manufacturer #: 13030RP
This 15 inch compactor bag carrier fits around the compactor bag inside the compactor and is used to easily lift and remove trash compactor bags once they are full. Simply place the reusable bag carri...
$35.91
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Directional Switch – Part Number: WP777811
Directional Switch
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PartSelect #: PS11744742
Manufacturer #: WP777811
The function of the directional switch on your trash compactor is to ensure the ram lowers to compress your trash, then returns to the top position. If your trash compactor does not complete this task...
$64.14
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Rotary Switch Kit – Part Number: 675382
Rotary Switch Kit
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PartSelect #: PS382679
Manufacturer #: 675382
The rotary switch kit is also known as the start switch or the on and off switch, and is used to power on your trash compactor. The function of the rotary switch kit is to control the electrical power...
$153.92
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Power Nut – Part Number: WP777533
Power Nut
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PartSelect #: PS11744741
Manufacturer #: WP777533
This part is a power nut, and it is intended to be used in conjunction with trash compactors. The function of this nut is to fasten to the side of the ram where it is threaded. When the power screw ro...
$56.21
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Screw – Part Number: WP489478
Screw
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PartSelect #: PS11742754
Manufacturer #: WP489478
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$7.91
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Drawer Roller – Part Number: WP9871602
Drawer Roller
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PartSelect #: PS11747573
Manufacturer #: WP9871602
This bearing roller may also be known as the wheel assembly or the container roller bearing, and it is a piece for your trash bin. The function of this bearing is to work in conjunction with your tras...
$16.40
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Foot Pedal – Part Number: 882657
Foot Pedal
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PartSelect #: PS398581
Manufacturer #: 882657
This replacement part is a foot pedal which fits on a trash compactor. It includes two screws for installation. The pedal mounts on the footplate on the bottom front of the container. The pedal contro...
$68.55
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Key – Part Number: 776594
Key
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PartSelect #: PS386676
Manufacturer #: 776594
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Wheel Assembly - Kit of 2 – Part Number: 882688
Wheel Assembly - Kit of 2
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PartSelect #: PS398587
Manufacturer #: 882688
This wheel assembly, or roller assembly, is for a trash compactor. The kit includes two wheels that are approximately 1 inch in diameter each. The wheels allow the trash compactor container to roll in...
$26.16
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Drawer Handle - Black – Part Number: WP608732
Drawer Handle - Black
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PartSelect #: PS11743097
Manufacturer #: WP608732
This part is now brown instead of black.
$153.75
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Trash Compactor ram wouldn't lower
I pulled the trash compactor out from under the counter.

I took out the four screws that kept the top cover in place to expose the ram.

The gear shafts were turning but the ram would not lower, at first I though the ram drive bolts were stripped and it wouldn't engage the shaft. Then I realized there was a mechanical directional\limit switch at the top that controlled the power and direction the gear shafts were turning, this switch was broken.

Just had to take off the front plate that was held on by a number of screws and replace the switch that was held on by two more screws. It had five wires attached to it, the new switch was clearly labeled as to which color wire went where.
Parts Used:
Directional Switch
  • Scott from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Change out defective switch
Pulled out compactor drawer and removed same, slid the compactor cabinet out and unpluged the appliance. Removed the two phillips head screws to release the control panel. lossened the locking nut from switch. matched the switches to be sure parts were the same,switched the wires to the new switch and reinstalled.replaced phillips screws, all Done !!!
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15" Compactor Bag Carrier with Easy Grip Handles Rotary Switch Kit
  • Edward from Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Compactor motor kept running after cycle ran, making alot of noise and unit jumping around.
Pulled the Compactor from underneath cabinet, unplugged power. Removed the top plate off compactor to expose the crush piston. Removed the front control panel by removing two phillips screws, wiring and directional (limit) switch is now exposed. Removed the two screws securing switch, removed wiring one wire at a time and replaced on new switch in same position. Replaced switch in same manner as removed, and followed reverse of above to re-assemble. Plugged back in and tested, problem resolved works like new. Only took possibly 30" to repair and saved an expensive service call.
Parts Used:
Directional Switch
  • Keith from Keller, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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