Troubleshooting Trash Compactor Issues - Appliance Rescue Service

A trash compactor is a great kitchen appliance to have because the average American creates approx. 4 lbs. of trash each day. That’s a lot of trash! But what do you do when you are having trash compactor issues? Do not fret or start having nightmares about carrying huge bags of trash to the dumpster each day. Call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service! In the meantime, here are probable solutions to the most common trash compactor issues we see:

 

Problem #1: Trash compactor has no power.

Troubleshooting: Examine the unit’s power cord and make sure it has ample electrical supply. It is also important to examine the compactor’s latch, as it may been having trouble closing properly and creating a tight seal.

 

Problem #2: Trash compactor will not open.

Troubleshooting: Trash compactors function by rolling in and out on guided tracks. If the door is not opening, it is likely you have an issue with the track, guides, wheels, or rollers. The tracks may be broken, ungreased, or have some gunky build up. Either way, an appliance repair expert in Dallas like Appliance Rescue Service can help assess the issue.

 

Problem #3: Trash compactor will not compact the trash.

Troubleshooting: Most often, we find the issue here is that the drive belts are worn out from years of extended use. If the drive belts are in good working order, inspect the motor for issues.

 

If all else fails and you cannot troubleshoot the issue on your own, the experts at Appliance Rescue Service can fix the problem in no time. Our technicians are trained to work on trash compactors, disposals, dishwashers, cooktops, ovens, washers, dryers, and more.

 

Call us today to schedule your trash compactor repair appointment with Appliance Rescue Service!  Proudly serving Dallas, Garland, Plano, Richardson, Allen, Forney, Frisco, Las Colinas, and more.

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