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Manufacturer #:WC60X5015
The compactor bag is used in a trash compactor, where trash is compressed. This bag is made of a stronger plastic material so that it is able to contain a large amount of trash. It...
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Manufacturer #:WC1X5131
The trunnion nut (also referred to as a power nut) is made of metal and sold individually. This nut is part of your trash compactor assembly. The trunnion nut has spiked edges and ...
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Manufacturer #:WC2X5144
This is a single roller and it is a part for multiple appliances in your household. You may also know this as a bearing roller or a wheel assembly. It is roughly one inch by one in...
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Manufacturer #:WC22X5028
This is a gearbox kit for a trash compactor. The outer casing of the part is made of metal and measures 5 inches wide and 7 inches tall. The gearbox is run by the motor, and allows...
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Also known as Endless Chain. Sold individually.
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Compactor Piston stays down even though the motor is running

Trunnion Nut - Metal – Part Number: WC1X5131
  • Customer: Robert from San Deigo, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 15 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
If the drawer is stuck because the piston is in it, you will have to take the back off to lift the piston in order to remove the drawer.

With the drawer out, tip the compactor on its back to easily maneuver the otherwise heavy piston. Working from the front remove the trunnion nut cover (two hex screws) and then the bad trunnion. You may need to m... read more

Plastic trunnion nut was worn out

Trunnion Nut - Metal – Part Number: WC1X5131
  • Customer: Joe from Avondale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
The problem with this repair arises after you have removed the old trunion nut and you are trying to get the new one to seat into the narrow bracket that surrounds it and keeps it from turning. You can only screw the trunion nut on so far and then it runs into the edges of the bracket. I found that by aligning the new trunion nut at the proper angle and then... read more

The ram would not raise and the motor kept running.

Trunnion Nut - Metal – Part Number: WC1X5131
  • Customer: Scott from Colleyville, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I actually pulled the entire motorized unit out of the case, not knowing what the problem was. I found that the old nylon trunnion nut was stripped. I ordered two replacement trunnion nuts in case the replacement stripped out also. (However, the manufacturer has replaced the old nylon nut with a threaded metal unit that should never strip so I goofed when... read more