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Off-Switch Actuator Kit – Part Number: W10342596
Off-Switch Actuator Kit – Part Number: W10342596 Off-Switch Actuator Kit – Part Number: W10342596 Off-Switch Actuator Kit – Part Number: W10342596 Off-Switch Actuator Kit – Part Number: W10342596 https://partselectcom.azureedge.net/Schematics/Maytag/XO7WBAX2.gif

Off-Switch Actuator Kit

PartSelect Number PS3489806

Manufacturer Part Number W10342596

Manufactured by Whirlpool

Product Description

Off-Switch Actuator Kit Specifications

This kit contains everything you will need to replace your faulty off-switch actuator, including: normally closed switch, toe guard, template, 2 screws, and actuator. If your trash compactor keeps running after the cycle is complete, you may have a defective off-switch. The off-switch is used to supply power to the motor to initiate the compaction cycle. Check to see if the off switch has been damaged, and that it is working properly. However, if the switch is damaged, or will not stop the cycle when the button is engaged, the off-switch will need to be replaced. NOTE: This part has been redesigned by the manufacturer, but will still function the same as the original part.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Won’t start | Doesn’t stop at end of compacting cycle

This part works with the following products:

Trash Compactor.

This part works with the following brands:

KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Kenmore.

Part # W10342596 replaces these:

1877957, 9871976, 9871977, 9871984, AP4701307, W10155269, W10342596.
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Scott from Ventura, CA
Difficulty Level:
Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
W10342596
Beware the "two screws, five minutes" repair stories!
Needed a replacement actuator for KitchenAid trash compactor model KUCS03FTSS0. The part that broke is a small metal flange held in place by two screws. PartSelect.com clearly shows this part in the online exploded view of Container Parts. When I received the replacement order in the mail, I was surprised that it was not what I thought I had ordered (a single replacement piece), but a new, *completely redesigned* actuator kit. For this model (and perhaps for other models) this new kit requires much more extensive work than just replacing two screws. Repair entailed removing the trash compactor from its installation position, removing the recess cover and machine front, disconnecting and removing the old actuator switch, drilling holes in the machine front, attaching the new actuator assembly, and disconnecting and reattaching the foot pedal. Not an overly burdensome or complicated repair, but I had been fooled by the expectation of it being a five-minute job! (Submitted on 7/2/2011 by Scott - Ventura, CA)
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kim from spring, TN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10342596
Compactor wouldn't turn on but I could reach up with my finger when the door was closed and activate the trash compactor. So I knew it was operating properly it just was not connecting when we pushed up the toe plate
It was unbelievably easy!! I used a screw driver to remove two screws then replaced with the new activator. $15 total fix... As opposed to $150+ for a service call and repair!!! Woo hoo...
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Salvatore from Colorado Springs, CO
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Parts Used:
W10342596
Replaced switch actuator with a redsigned part actuator
Removed compactor drawer. Replaced toe guard. Since compactor electrical plug in our case is behind the machine, I turned off the circuit breaker at the electrical panel rather removing the plug. Removed compactor front (stationary part) of the compactor. In order to get the front assembly off-must pull the compactor machine out of the installed space under the cabinet in order to remove the screws on the sides of the front assembly. In addition must remove the top cover also to free the front assembly. Removal of the old actuator switch is combersome since there are several wires attached to the front assembly. After replacing the actuator and reinstalling the front assembly. Used the template provided to drill holes 3/32 for the replacement spring-holes are undersized and had to open them up to get the screws to go in.(1/8 might have been a better option). The hole alignment was also not great would suggest that you drill one hole with the templete and insert one screw and drill the 2nd hole using the new part as the template. Re-install machine under cabinet and re-install drawer. Everything should work fine.
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Bartlett from Kinsale, VA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10342596
Cheap piece of metal crippled trash compactor
After less than about 100 uses a little metal piece broke off the compactor. The piece pushes in a plunger switch when the door closes and allows activation of compaction thus prevening compaction with the door open. Without the piece the compactor does not work. Repairman was at my house for another Kitchen Aid repair and said he could come back and fix the compactor for about $200 but suggested I search online for the part because it was super simple to install. Took his advice and am back in action. Simply had to screw two screws to attach the actuator device. Took less time than writing this commentary.
Cheers
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Thomas from Truckee, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10342596
The Actuator (switch that activates the compactor) broke
I removed the two screws that hold the actuator in place, put the new part in line with the screws and turned the screws to hold the part in place.
Took 5 minutes.
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Michael from Fresno, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10342596
Foot actuator broken off at the bend.
Reattach new actuator using 2 phillips. Very elementary. The difficulty was finding the actual replacement part. Partselect.com made it simple, and my wife now thinks I am a mechanical genius.
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Nancy from Rochester, NY
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10342596
Unit would not operate-off switch broke
Husband de-installed the unit and we laid it down on a blanket on the floor. By looking at the diagrams on line we figured out which part we needed. ORDER THIS PART because it is a part that was re-designed to solve the biggest problem with this unit...the foot bar that activates the plunger. In the old design, you had to push up the foot bar at bottom to crush and unlock. Once this redesigned part is installed which requires drilling through the sheet metal (don't worry, they give you a template but hubby did not have the right drill bit), there is a small switch on right of unit under foot pedal which you PUSH with foot NOT PULL UP! Makes the unit much better. Should have been designed like this from the beginning.
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James from Vancouver, WA
Difficulty Level:
Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10342596
Off-on switch actuator broken (second time same model)
Ordered two replacements. Was shipped two redesigned parts (assemblies). Installation required more-or-less complete disassembly of garbage compactor. Unit is under-counter and is heavy and work is all at the bottom of unit. Requires drilling two new holes in metal. Instructions give wrong size drill for screws supplied. Supplied screws are robust stainless sheetmetal screws with tiny number one recessed Phillips heads - nearly impossible to drive through two layers of sheet metal with a little screwdriver. Most non-mechanics would have given up and called a repairman.
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John from Sugar Grove, IL
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10342596
Small flat spring flange broke
Had to buy the entire switch kit when I only needed a small part. I was told the small part was no longer available
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Gerald from Fox Island, WA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Parts Used:
W10342596
Compacting actuator broken due to design flaw
I received my Actuator Switch Kit 3 days after ordering. I opened the package and found more parts than I anticipated. I read the instructions and had to spend some time to understand them. I followed the instructions (a bit unusual for me) and the installation went without a hitch. The most difficult part was to basically uninstall the compactor from its cabinet location and remove the faceplate for access to the switch that needed to be replaced. Apparently the manufacturer understood there was a design flaw because the instructions said "...for trash compactor integrated switching redesign". Anyway putting it back together and back in the cabinet was very easy.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS3489806
Manufacturer Part Number: W10342596
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
66513633100
Trash Compactor - Kenmore Trash Compactor Model 665.13633100 (66513633100, 665 13633100) Parts
KitchenAid
KUCC151LPA0
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KitchenAid
KUCC151LPA1
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCC151LPA2
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KitchenAid
KUCC151LSS0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCC151LSS1
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCC151LSS2
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCS02FRPA0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCS02FRPA1
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCS02FRSS0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCS02FRSS1
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCS03FSSS0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCS03FTPA0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCS03FTSS0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCV02FRMT0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCV02FRMT1
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCV02FRSS0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCV02FRSS1
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCV151MMT0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCV151MMT1
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCV151MSS0
Trash Compactor
KitchenAid
KUCV151MSS1
Trash Compactor
Jenn-Air
TC607S0
Trash Compactor
Jenn-Air
TC607X0
Trash Compactor
Jenn-Air
TC707S0
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