Originally Posted by Gene
Check if the latch on the right side of the container is locked properly.
Check both slides, rollers on the container and the foot pedal.
Here are the break down diagrams for the Kitchen Aid trash compactor Model KUCC151GSS1
well,that got me on the floor with a flashlight,and low and behold,the rear most area was packed with petrified garbage.took off back cover cleaned.now its like new!