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luann  
#1 Posted : Saturday, May 31, 2008 5:53:19 AM(UTC)
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My compactor will not stop running. The crushing arm is stuck in the lower position and the door will only open about 2 inches. If you stick your hand in to feel around (unplugged) you get black grease on your fingers. Open from the back and you can see the crushing arm lowered, not moving, but the motor is working hard. What do I do?
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abadfish66  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, June 3, 2008 9:58:00 PM(UTC)
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your nut trunion has probably cracked. you will need to get the door open, i believe on the right side are 2, maybe 1 latch locking the door in place, get a screw driver and pop them open. After you get the door open, I can help guide you the rest of the way
gcharles  
#3 Posted : Saturday, June 14, 2008 8:33:57 AM(UTC)
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Did you manage to solve the issue?
How, I have the same problem?
gcharles  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:47:23 PM(UTC)
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I have the same issue. The Trunnion nut is cracked and I have the
replacement die cast part. Problem is that the worm screw gear is
rotating in the direction to raise the ram. When the gear turns this
way the motor works to unscrew the nut. If I screw it in by hand the
nut eventually catches on the bracket it's designed to insert into and
cover plate intended to hold the trunion nut in place can not be
mounted. Is there a simple way to get the compactor to switch
directions for the worm screw gear? I've tried completely cutting
the power to the compactor and that does not work. The only other
thought I had was to purchase longer bolts to temperarily mount the
bracket. This should result in the compator finishing it's cycle and
then I could start the compactor on the down cycle which should tighten
the Trunnion nut. I would then have to stop the compactor mid cycle
to then re-attach the the bracket after the Trunnion nut is flush with
the cover plate. Thoughts?
scchang  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:03:58 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gcharles Go to Quoted Post
I have the same issue. The Trunnion nut is cracked and I have the
replacement die cast part. Problem is that the worm screw gear is
rotating in the direction to raise the ram. When the gear turns this
way the motor works to unscrew the nut. If I screw it in by hand the
nut eventually catches on the bracket it's designed to insert into and
cover plate intended to hold the trunion nut in place can not be
mounted. Is there a simple way to get the compactor to switch
directions for the worm screw gear? I've tried completely cutting
the power to the compactor and that does not work. The only other
thought I had was to purchase longer bolts to temperarily mount the
bracket. This should result in the compator finishing it's cycle and
then I could start the compactor on the down cycle which should tighten
the Trunnion nut. I would then have to stop the compactor mid cycle
to then re-attach the the bracket after the Trunnion nut is flush with
the cover plate. Thoughts?


Exact same problem. I ordered the metal trunnion nut. Amazing that plastic was used in the first place. Were you able to install the nut? How did you overcome the screw direction? I was thinking of raising the assembly to the top by hand while the motor was running hoping that this would trigger a reverse switch. Once the motor was rotating in the opposite direction, the nut would thread in the proper direction. Just waiting for the part to try.
gcharles  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, September 23, 2008 1:00:30 PM(UTC)
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The solution I found was there is a sensor to determine if the door is closed. It's tucked away on the top left side - the door will have a
rubber/plastic finger to press the button. It's been a while but, pressing
that button with the other button that detects when the RAM is in the
home (retracted) position while turning the dial switch on the front of
the compactor will result in changing the direction of the worm
screw gear, allowing you to thread the trunion nut into position. I did
it by myself, but it requires enough arms to get to work it would be easier
to do with two people.

BTW, it has been working properly for three months now.
scchang  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, September 23, 2008 1:16:00 PM(UTC)
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Glad you got it fixed. You mentioned a button that detects when the RAM is in the home (retracted) position. Do you remember how to get to it? I know where the door closed switch is. Thanks for the help!
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