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TU8100XTP0 Whirlpool Trash Compactor - Instructions

All installation instructions for TU8100XTP0 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the trash compactor repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Change panel color from Black to White

  • Customer: Paul from Grand Forks, ND
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the handle, slipped the panel in (needed to pull out cardboard piece to make room - then reinsert the card board to keep from rattling). Replaced handle and screws holding it in.

Grinding sound when operating compactor

  • Customer: Don from Los Angeles, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed drawer first, then removed compactor from under kitchen cabinet. Removed top cover. Discovered that a small wash cloth was wound around one of the drive screws. I then removed plunger and put it back in position. Replaced top cover and turned on compactor. Plunger went to the top and made a grinding sound. I removed the cover to discover that when I put the plunger back in, I did not have the lever that trips a micro switch in proper position. I needed the replacement plastic gears that were ruined when compactor did not shut off. Relatively easy job if I had noticed the location of the shut off lever, and would have needed the parts.

plastic gear broke this is the 2nd time in less than 1 year so this is the 2nd repair

  • Customer: Mary from Lilburn, GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged trash compactor and removed from undercounter. Took cover off and removed broken plastic gear. Replaced with new gear and put cover back on

Both outside door handles turned very beige

  • Customer: Howard from Boynton Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 11 of 24 people found this instruction helpful
Everything worked perfectly---thanks to the suggestion of your call center agent. She suggested that since the replacement door handles were no longer available, I should consider repainting them--it worked like a charm. Please tell her she was a life saver. We rent that house in Fl and my returning tenants had complained about the discoloring refer handles. Thank you

powerscrew protector damaged and gear nut broken

  • Customer: Fred from Loveland, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Took top off of the unit, then the 2 protective covers, Lifted Power ram out. Installed protector and new gear nuts. Reassembled... Done job. Great schematics and part list from Part Select./ Good delivery time as well. Will use again.

trashcompacter was getting jamed,making noise

  • Customer: david from tampa, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
First i removed 2 screws that holds it to the cabinet,pulled the unit out removed the cover off the bottom of the unit,then i notice the gears were damaged,but was not supprised,because the machine gets over worked.Then i removed one clip,removed one gear,the other gear had a pin,tapped the pin out with a punch ,pulled that gear off.then replaced both gears .Got it back together and it now works like new.i am very pleased with your service,you responded right away and let me know the order had filled.i ordered it on sunday night and i recieved it on tuesday morning .i will surly use your service in the future you guys are great. thanks alot

After almost 20 years, the plastic gears had stripped - go figure

  • Customer: Robert from Springfield, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Simply removed the two plastic gears (held on by some sort of clip), put the new gears in place using the spacing instructions that were provided in the kit ....... and it is working!

dented front panel

  • Customer: Michael from Southington, CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
The first panel I received was scratched and had to be replaced. I called PartsSelect and they sent a replacement.

An easy replacement that made the compactor look like new, that is important since we will be selling the house.

ram wouldn't go up or down.

  • Customer: Mona from San Diego, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
pulled it out, turned it upside down, and removed the gear, then replaced it, turned it back up and pushed it back it worked.

Directional switch on a Jenn Aire trash compactor

  • Customer: Danny from Spring Branch, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two screws on the front panel cover and lifted off the cover , removed two small screws on the switch bracket, you need a short nut driver, removed the spade clipped wires from the old switch and replaced them on the new part and thats all there was to it.

broken gear

  • Customer: Francine from bowie, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrew the bottom, pull out the chain, replace the gear.

broken switch

  • Customer: William from Wilmington, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I broke the directional switch trying to replace the power nuts..duh huh... ordered a new switch, took off the front panel ( 4 screws) replaced the switch (2 bolts) be careful not to lose the small threaded plate used instead of nuts to secure the switch.. and now it works like new again....partselect is a great resource for the diyer

stop running

  • Customer: Peter from NAPA, CA
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
replaced rotary

compactor wouldn't shut off

  • Customer: Ray from Dallas, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
changed out the switch and that fixed the problem

Compactor piston stuck in down position and couldn't open!!!

  • Customer: George from Houston, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First thing I did was put the unit on its side and removed the bottom to access the broken plastic gear that moves the chain that drives the compactor up and down...There I was able to manually move the chain by turning the nut with pliers and moving the piston up (painfully slow) until I could at least use the bin for trash while I waited for the replacement part to arrive. Once I had the part I loosened the four bolts that allowed the drive gear to move a little and slacken the chain - I then put in the new gear - make sure you have the proper spacing and washers - my replacement kit didn't have any washers so I resused the old washers and all seems to be working well!
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