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Get Solutions for Common Trash Compactor Issues and Problems

Get Solutions for Common Trash Compactor Issues and Problems

If you have a trash compactor that is not performing as it should, you do not have to simply live with it. Many homeowners do not realize just how helpful their trash compactor is until it stops working. Instead of having their garbage neatly compressed, they end up with bags full of trash. Before you decide that there is nothing left to do, consider the following solutions.

Remember that American Appliance Repair is always here to help. You can contact us at 800-640-9934 and we will make an appointment right away. No home owner should have to live with trash in their home.

Trust the Company with More Than 30 Years of Experience Repairing Appliances

The fact of the matter is that the average trash compactor is a relatively simple appliance – there are not many things that can go wrong with them. With more than 30 years repairing appliances, you can trust us to find the right solution for you in as little time as possible.

Fixes for a Trash Compactor That Won’t Turn On

The first thing we will do if you call us for help with a trash compactor that won’t turn on is to check the power cord as well as the electrical supply. If neither of those are the cause of the issue, then our next option is to check the drawer latch, as problems with it can prevent the trash from compacting for safety reasons.

Fixes for a Trash Compactor That Doesn’t Work Correctly

If the issue is that the trash compactor is not appropriately smashing the trash, then there are a number of things that may need to be done. The most common fix is to replace or tighten the drive belt, which may be old or otherwise worn out. If that is not the fix, then it is possible it is time to replace the motor of the trash compactor.

Fixes for a Trash Compactor with a Door or Drawer Won’t Open

If the issue is that the door or drawer won’t open, then we will closely inspect the track, roller, guides, and wheels. If they are not free to move, whether because they are dirty or damaged, we will find the right fix. It may involve a deep cleaning, repairs, or replacement.

We Can Help Repair and Replace a Wide Range of Parts in a Trash Compactor

We are experienced with all major brands and are an authorized service center for Whirlpool appliances. This gives us quick, affordable access to many parts and accessories including switches, motor components, pedals and handles, belts, wheel assemblies, roller bearings, ram stops, trash compactor bags, charcoal filters, and more. If your unit is under warranty, let us know so we can see if it will cover the cost of parts and repair.

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