Lawn Equipment Parts
How to Repair Your Trash Compactor
Common Broken Trash Compactor SymptomsReported By
If your trash compactor is making loud or unusual noises, learn to test and replace the compactor parts that cause this. Use our troubleshooting and repair guide.
If your trash compactor will not start, or will not compact, first check the start switch, directional switch, and drive motor. Troubleshoot with our repair guide.
Compactor ram gets stuck
If your trash compactor ram is stuck or jammed, check the directional switch, drive gear, and power nut. Troubleshoot with our trash compactor repair guide.
Doesn’t stop at end of compacting cycle
If your trash compactor won’t stop running, check the start switch and directional switch. Learn to test these and other compactor parts with our repair guide.
Won’t stay on
If your trash compactor won't stay on, if it will not compact or it will not complete a cycle, use this troubleshooting and repair guide to diagnose the problem.
Drawer is hard to open and/or close
If your trash compactor drawer won’t open, or if it won’t stay closed, check the drawer rollers or foot petal. Fix your jammed drawer with our repair guide.