Lawn Equipment Parts
How To Fix A Broken Trash Compactor
When your trash compactor starts making loud or unsual sounds you might find the drive gear or motor gear needs replacing. This repair guide helps you safely test those parts, among others.
When the trash compactor won't start up, take a look at the start switch, the directional switch, and the drive motor. If any of these parts are damaged or defective your appliance will not function properly, or at all.
Compactor ram gets stuck
If the ram inside your trash compactor gets stuck or jammed you may have a problem with the drive gear or directional shift. The troubleshooting guide walks you through how safely check and repair these parts.
Doesn’t stop at end of compacting cycle
If your trash compactor keeps running after the cycle, inspect the start switch and the directional switch. Our repair guide helps you safely test these parts.
Drawer is hard to open and/or close
Defective or damaged drawer rollers will make opening and closing the door of your trash compactor a challenge. Follow this troubleshooting guide as there also might be issues with the foot pedal.
Won’t stay on
If the trash compactor will not stay on for a complete cycle the problem might be with one of the switches, or the drive motor. Our troubleshooting guide will teach you how to test each part, and help you determine which part is causing your troubles.