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Kitchen Aid Trash compactor ram keeping door from closing


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#1 tme

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 07:01 PM

Ok, since Nov my KA dishwasher, icemaker, and my Maytag washer have all broken. Now it's the KA trashcompactor and my saab died today.  :shock:

A little shaky on the details as my boyfriend was managing the trash, after picking me up from my broken car.

The compactor was self-compacting, it started stuttering, he pushed the kick switch up and the compactor must have been going back up.  I believe all signs were that it had completed the up cycle when he opened the drawer.

The drawer won't shut, the ram is *just* down a little too far for the drawer to go back in. Pushing the drawer in is the only way I know of to try to run it through another cycle to see if it positions itself back up correctly.

Any advice?

Thanks

Tracey

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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 12:27 AM

Unplug it and open the control panel. The tech sheet inside will tell you how to manually jump the controls to activate the ram. Try cycling it down then back up. If still no joy, probably got some plastic wound around the ram screw. OY!

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