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Directional Switch

$63.77
Fix Number: FIX11744742
Manufacturer #: WP777811
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This is an OEM part sourced directly from the manufacturer. This is a top limit and directional switch that is designed for use with trash compactors. This switch will interrupt the current that flows to the motor when the ram reaches the top of the compactor. When the ram reaches the top of the compactor this switch reverses the motor direction. You may have a problem with your switch if you compactor won?t stop running at the end of the cycle. Before you replace this part make sure you have unplugged your trash compactor.

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    • Customer:
      Chad from Moreno Valley, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
    Trash Compactor would not stop after cycle and would make a ton of noise
    I had a couple of problems with my trash compactor, it was present in the home when we bought it. First it wouldn't turn on, the on/off switch was broken so I replaced the switch and knob assembly. Then the unit would run through a cycle and wouldn't stop at the end and would make a loud banging noise. My directional switch was the suspect at first because it was in bad shape to begin with, looked like it had gotten stuck at some point and bent the arm. I replaced the directional switch and it didn't help. Then I realized that the on/off/start panel showed that the start button was stuck in the on position. This was delivering constant current and wouldn't allow the unit to stop. DON'T spend $150 for a new start/on/off panel. I took the panel off and separated the front from the back to expose the buttons from the inside. The start button was stuck so I took the parts out and reassembled them, they're all little plastic and metal pieces that interlink. After I reassembled the buttons' insides I reassembled the panel and reinstalled it. The unit works fine now.
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    • Customer:
      Willard from EASTMAN, GA
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Socket set
    Compactor would not compact
    I removed the top cover and it has two (2) screws holding it with tabs at the rear that will slide out once the screws on the front are removed ,also the control panel has two screws holding it they, are at the bottom of the control panel, they can only be removed by removing the compactor drawer ,once this is done ,it is relatively easy to replace the Directional Switch because there is only two (2) screws holding the Directional Switch ,but you must be careful not to loose the strip of metal that the screws are screwed into once the screws are removed this piece of metal will fall, if you have a small magnet it will keep it from being lost.
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    • Customer:
      Jerry from Pleasanton, CA
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    Compactor had been worked on by repair company but would not stop running.
    Followed the video instructions. Repair complicated by a metal shield requiring a nut driver that was hard to position. My initial switch replacement did not work as I did not position the long lever correctly. It has to go straight up to be correctly positioned. In my model, the screws go in from the left. The best was is to use some masking tape to hold the screws in the nut driver while working it behind the metal shield. Other that that, the directions and video were very helpful. My compactor works again! I could not replace it since it has a custom cut wood panel on it.
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      Model Compatibility
      This part works with the following models:
      Fix Number: FIX11744742
      Manufacturer Part Number: WP777811
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