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ddecker 12-09-2011 10:34 AM

GE Trash Compactor won't stay on
Someone started opening the drawer during a cycle jamming the ram. We were able to get it unstuck but now when we lift up on the foot switch it starts but then stops when we let go. We can get it to run through its complete cycle as long as we hold the foot switch up. As soon as we let go it stops running, it does however change directions to go back up but will not go completely up without holding the foot pedal up. I'm thinking it needs a new switch but I'm not sure which one.

doivey01 12-29-2011 01:21 PM

Im having the same problem. Did anyone respond to you on how to fix it?

ddecker 01-19-2012 07:55 AM

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner doivey01. No replies except for yours.
I do know it is not the start switch, replaced it & it made no difference. Have you tried anything?

ddecker 04-28-2012 05:48 AM

The switch that is noted in the last reply fixed the problem, great work, repaired under $30.

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