Discuss

Trash Compactor Solid Pack does not function

 in

Trash Compactor Repair

. "

The regular mode works fine, goes up and down and shuts off. With Solid Pack rocker in the ON position,

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Trash Compactor Repair » Trash Compactor Solid Pack does not function

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2013, 01:19 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7
frd1952 is on a distinguished road
Default Trash Compactor Solid Pack does not function
Model Number: KUCS03FTSS0   Brand: Kitchen Aid   Age: 5 - 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


The regular mode works fine, goes up and down and shuts off. With Solid Pack rocker in the ON position, the ram goes down ONLY as long as I hold the foot pedal in the start/ON position. When I let go of the foot pedal the ram stops. When I then re-lift the foot pedal the ram goes up until I let the foot pedal go....IF I hold the footpedal up/ON as it goes up and it reaches the top I get a loud knocking noise until I let it go. IF I do NOT hold the foot pedal up while in Solid Pack mode, the motor/ram only travels (either up or down) while holding the foot pedal up/ON...as soon as I take my foot out from under the foot pedal the ram/motor stops.

Issue is with Solid Pack switch, or motor centrifugal switch, or up/down limit switch or what please ? Have meter if switches should be/can be tested, but not sure what to look for or where ? Do the same up & down limit switches control it in both Regular and in Solid Pack modes ? Does the motor centrif switch have 2 parts with one for Solid Pack mode only ? Just not sure which switch it most likely is.

Thanks.


Related Models
Whirlpool KUCS03FTSS0 TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCS03FTSS1 TRASH COMPACTOR
KitchenAid KUCS03FTSS2 TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCS180S0 Compactors
Whirlpool KUCS180S1 Compactors
Whirlpool KUCS181B0 COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCS181D0 COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCS181T0 Compactors
Whirlpool KUCS181T1 Compactors
Whirlpool KUCV02FRMT0 UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCV02FRMT1 UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCV02FRSS0 UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCV02FRSS1 UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCV151MMT0 UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCV151MMT1 UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCV151MSS0 UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUCV151MSS1 UNDERCOUNTER TRASH COMPACTOR
Whirlpool KUD121SS1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTBL0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTBL1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTBL2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTBL3 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTBS0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTBS1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTBS2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTBS3 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTWH0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTWH1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTWH2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA03CTWH3 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA210S0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220T0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220T1 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220TWH0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220TWH1 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220TWH2 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220TWH3 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220TWH4 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220TWH5 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA220TWH6 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22ST0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22ST1 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22ST2 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22ST3 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22ST4 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22ST5 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22SWWH0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22SWWH1 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA22SWWH2 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA230YAL2 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA230YWH0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA230YWH1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA230YWH2 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23HB0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23HBWH0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23HYAL0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23HYWH0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23HYWH1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23SBWH0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23SY0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23SY1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23SY2 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23SYWH0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23SYWH1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23SYWH2 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23ZY0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDA23ZY1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDA23ZYWH0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB03CTBL0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB03CTBL1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB03CTBL2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB03CTBS0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB03CTBS1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB03CTBS2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB210S0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB210S1 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB210S2 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB21S0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB220T0 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB220T1 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB220T2 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB220T3 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB220T4 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB220T5 KITCHENAID
Whirlpool KUDB220T6 Dishwasher
Whirlpool KUDB22HT0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB22HT1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB230B0 UNDER COUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB230Y0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB230Y1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB230Y2 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB23HB0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB23HY0 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB23HY1 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDB23HY2 DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC01TMBL0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC01TMBL1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC01TMBL6 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC01TMWH1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC01TMWH6 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC01TMWHO UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBL0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBL1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBL2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBL3 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBL4 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBS1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBS2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBS3 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRBS4 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRWH0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRWH1 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRWH2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRWH3 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC02IRWH4 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC03FTSS0 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC03FTSS2 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC03FVBL3 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Whirlpool KUDC03FVBL4 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
KitchenAid KUDC03FVBL5 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2013, 02:49 PM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,002
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frd1952 View Post
The regular mode works fine, goes up and down and shuts off. With Solid Pack rocker in the ON position, the ram goes down ONLY as long as I hold the foot pedal in the start/ON position. When I let go of the foot pedal the ram stops. When I then re-lift the foot pedal the ram goes up until I let the foot pedal go....IF I hold the footpedal up/ON as it goes up and it reaches the top I get a loud knocking noise until I let it go. IF I do NOT hold the foot pedal up while in Solid Pack mode, the motor/ram only travels (either up or down) while holding the foot pedal up/ON...as soon as I take my foot out from under the foot pedal the ram/motor stops.

Issue is with Solid Pack switch, or motor centrifugal switch, or up/down limit switch or what please ? Have meter if switches should be/can be tested, but not sure what to look for or where ? Do the same up & down limit switches control it in both Regular and in Solid Pack modes ? Does the motor centrif switch have 2 parts with one for Solid Pack mode only ? Just not sure which switch it most likely is.

Thanks.
FRD, You'll need to circuit check the selector switch, then the motor centrifugal switch "SOLID PACK / EXTRA PACK (IF USED)
When the cycle switch
Part number: AP3872576

Part number: AP3872576


is moved to SOLID PACK (O to O/BK),
power to the motor run windings is routed through an extra switch
on the motor centrifugal switch.
Part number: AP3117747

Part number: AP3117747


This switch (O/BK to Y) closes when
the motor reaches normal run speed. When the motor stalls during
compaction, the centrifugal switch operates and power is removed
from the run windings. The ram is in the compacting or down position.
To return the ram to the normal rest position, turn the knob to start or move the SOLID PACK switch to NORMAL."
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2013, 06:49 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7
frd1952 is on a distinguished road
Default

OK, maybe I am missing something ? My unit has 2 rocker switches on the front, with one being Solid Pack (with On and Off) and the other is Air Filter (with On & Off), plus the general unit On and Off dial switch. The Solid Pack switch does not look at all like the one I think you are calling the selector switch (#....576) above, or maybe I am just not thinking/seeing this properly Joe ? Mine looks like this>>>SwfrontSmall_zps19e6d8a8.jpg Photo by FRD-BWood | Photobucket, and this >>> SwcontactsSmall_zpsf44de0ff.jpg Photo by FRD-BWood | Photobucket ..... So all that said, can you tell me what I need to do (attach meter where and do what to look for readings such as what please...sorry, I need that level of input to test this rocker, and it sounds like to test the extra switch at the centrif. switch) in order to know what switch is shot ? Seems like since the unit does indeed start to run with the Solid switch in ON, that the rocker Solid switch is working (???), and maybe it is that extra switch on the Centrif Switch on the motor that is keeping it from actually compacting and stopping at the bottom, and then returning to the top with another flick of the foot on the floor lever switch ? But whatever I need to do to test one or both switches would be very helpful...thanks for your patience with me and the details on the testing procedure....How do I get to the motor and Centrif Switch ? FRD
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,002
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frd1952 View Post
OK, maybe I am missing something ? My unit has 2 rocker switches on the front, with one being Solid Pack (with On and Off) and the other is Air Filter (with On & Off), plus the general unit On and Off dial switch. The Solid Pack switch does not look at all like the one I think you are calling the selector switch (#....576) above, or maybe I am just not thinking/seeing this properly Joe ? Mine looks like this>>>SwfrontSmall_zps19e6d8a8.jpg Photo by FRD-BWood | Photobucket, and this >>> SwcontactsSmall_zpsf44de0ff.jpg Photo by FRD-BWood | Photobucket ..... So all that said, can you tell me what I need to do (attach meter where and do what to look for readings such as what please...sorry, I need that level of input to test this rocker, and it sounds like to test the extra switch at the centrif. switch) in order to know what switch is shot ? Seems like since the unit does indeed start to run with the Solid switch in ON, that the rocker Solid switch is working (???), and maybe it is that extra switch on the Centrif Switch on the motor that is keeping it from actually compacting and stopping at the bottom, and then returning to the top with another flick of the foot on the floor lever switch ? But whatever I need to do to test one or both switches would be very helpful...thanks for your patience with me and the details on the testing procedure....How do I get to the motor and Centrif Switch ? FRD
FRD, My fault, apparently I looked at the incorrect model number, thanks for the additional information. Once you get access to the back of the "cycle" switch, label and disconnect the orange and orange/black wires from the switch terminals. using your multi meter, with the solid pack switch "Off" you should read an"open" circuit(infinite resistance) between the "O" and "O/B" terminals and a "closed" circuit between the "O" and "Y" terminals. When you select the "solid pack" setting, the circuits should reverse "O" to "O/B should be a "closed" circuit and "O" to "Y" should be an "open" circuit. If the switch circuits are proper, the issue would be in the centrifugal switch on the motor, or the wiring(not likely). To access the motor siwtch, you'll need to remove the compactor from the counter, remove the rear motor cover and panel(s) and carefully change the motor switch assembly. Of course the compactor is in the "standby" mode, and power has been disconnected to the compactor, before you started. Here's a little information that may help.

Tech%20Sheet%20-%209871923.pdf
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2013, 08:22 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7
frd1952 is on a distinguished road
Default

Joe,
The selector rocker sw for Solid Pack tested out OK since Closed moved to/from Y & OB when Solid Pack selected or un-selected. So must be the "extra" sw on the centrif sw on the motor. Took it out and apart...pics (4) can be seen at Are These 2 Switches Stacked ? Photo by FRD-BWood | Photobucket ...p/n on the top of the sw is 777971. Is this actually 2 switches stacked on each other and inner-connected, and IF so do I need the top one or the bottom one (p/n=?). Seems like it comes apart for top/bottom but afraid to pop it wide open as looks like the contacts will be flopping around. In any case can you answer above questions and tell me what p/n I need and IF it is just part of this total sw will it easily come apart and go back together and have the same # & location of contact points ? If it is all one piece, is it still this p/n and will new one have same contact points, location for hook ups as my pics ? Thanks for hanging in there with me on this Joe....Frank
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2013, 06:17 AM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,002
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frd1952 View Post
Joe,
The selector rocker sw for Solid Pack tested out OK since Closed moved to/from Y & OB when Solid Pack selected or un-selected. So must be the "extra" sw on the centrif sw on the motor. Took it out and apart...pics (4) can be seen at Are These 2 Switches Stacked ? Photo by FRD-BWood | Photobucket ...p/n on the top of the sw is 777971. Is this actually 2 switches stacked on each other and inner-connected, and IF so do I need the top one or the bottom one (p/n=?). Seems like it comes apart for top/bottom but afraid to pop it wide open as looks like the contacts will be flopping around. In any case can you answer above questions and tell me what p/n I need and IF it is just part of this total sw will it easily come apart and go back together and have the same # & location of contact points ? If it is all one piece, is it still this p/n and will new one have same contact points, location for hook ups as my pics ? Thanks for hanging in there with me on this Joe....Frank
Frank,
Great job, Based on the post information, you'll need to replace the motor centrifugal switch
Part number: AP3117747

Part number: AP3117747

The new motor switch is a "single" one piece component, so be careful with it, don't let it "fall" apart on you. Label all the wires(your pictures will help) before you disconnect them, remove the two screws and lift the original switch off the motor. Reverse the procedure and test the machine.
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2013, 11:28 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7
frd1952 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Joe,
I will order the part as soon as I finish this reply.

Seems like the connections are different on the new sw vs. the old one, and the new one has that blue jumper that I don't see on the current one.

Here is how my current one is wired ( http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...pse2526bed.jpg ) and if you go back one further picture at that site you will see a pretty clear pic of the new sw and the connection points.

Can you tell me where the following "top wires" will connect onto the new sw (they have the heavy white plastic shields/ends on them...one is green actually on the heavy black wire)... BR, BK, GY, BLU, and then same for the ""bottom wires" (regular slip on connector ends) BR, W, GY, BLU ? I assume Y & Y go where they were and still says Y on the new sw & same for R / R .

Thanks Joe.

Frank
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2013, 06:32 AM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,002
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frd1952 View Post
Hey Joe,
I will order the part as soon as I finish this reply.

Seems like the connections are different on the new sw vs. the old one, and the new one has that blue jumper that I don't see on the current one.

Here is how my current one is wired ( http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...pse2526bed.jpg ) and if you go back one further picture at that site you will see a pretty clear pic of the new sw and the connection points.

Can you tell me where the following "top wires" will connect onto the new sw (they have the heavy white plastic shields/ends on them...one is green actually on the heavy black wire)... BR, BK, GY, BLU, and then same for the ""bottom wires" (regular slip on connector ends) BR, W, GY, BLU ? I assume Y & Y go where they were and still says Y on the new sw & same for R / R .

Thanks Joe.

Frank
Frank, Nothing to worry about. Being a substitue and revised replacement part

Part number: AP3117747

Part number: AP3117747


The part has an instruction sheet (prt # 675397), that has all the wiring and installation information you'll need. You'll do fine.
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2013, 07:19 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7
frd1952 is on a distinguished road
Default

OK Joe...thanks. Ordered the part and will install next week after it gets here. Will holler if any issues.

You have been a great customer service/tech person in this deal and I appreciate it.

Frank
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2013, 09:02 AM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,002
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frd1952 View Post
OK Joe...thanks. Ordered the part and will install next week after it gets here. Will holler if any issues.

You have been a great customer service/tech person in this deal and I appreciate it.

Frank
Frank, Great Deal, will keep an eye out for any posts. But, we'd appreciate a positive report as well.

Thanks for the compliment, You're Welcome !!!

Thanks Again,
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trash Compactor Solid (Locked) Cycle does not function dce Trash Compactor Repair 0 12-26-2011 09:15 AM
GE Monogram compactor wont solid pack Tedineaston Trash Compactor Repair 0 07-18-2011 10:38 AM
Won't raise after Solid pack. 860smapdi Trash Compactor Repair 2 09-10-2009 01:29 PM
Kitchen Aid trash compactor doesn't solid pack mkaminski Trash Compactor Repair 4 07-16-2009 06:53 PM
kitchen aid will not solid pack jwrubel1 Trash Compactor Repair 0 07-28-2008 03:25 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:02 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17