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257882-1-S-GE-WC36X5071         -Drive Gear Kit
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Drive Gear Kit

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PartSelect Number PS257882
Manufacturer Part Number WC36X5071
Manufactured by GE

The drive gear is located at the bottom of your compactor and helps the drive motor power the ram by operating the chain that powers the compacting ram. If you notice that your drive gear is broken or damaged, look to replace it straight away to avoid causing any more damage to the trash compactor. If your trash compactor is jammed or stuck with the ram in the down position, it could be due to the drive gear being damaged or faulty. The most common issue with drive gears is that the teeth break. This occurs through regular use. Once teeth are broken from the gear, you should replace the part. This kit comes with everything you will need to properly install your new drive gear.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric.

This part works with the following products: Trash Compactor.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Compactor ram gets stuck.

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Gear Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: william from andover, MA

Trash compactor ram not moving - broken plastic drive gear

1) pulled the compactor from under the counter and unplugged it. 2) tipped it on its side 3) removed 5 screws (3 on the motor side and two on the bottom) an took off the bottom cover plate. 3) using the pliers i pulled of the retainer clip from the large drive gear(it had broken on only the hub remain attached) 4) i then just slid in the new gear, snapped in the retainer clip and buttoned up the cover plate. Note I did not replace the other parts that came in the package because the existing ones seemed ok.

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This part works with the following models:

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Manufacturer Part Number: WC36X5071
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