Trash Compactor

Trash Compactor Repair Services

A reliable trash compactor is an essential appliance for reducing waste volume and maintaining a clean and organized living space. When your trash compactor encounters issues, it's important to address the problems promptly to ensure continued efficiency and functionality. Our trash compactor repair services are designed to diagnose and resolve common trash compactor problems, helping your appliance operate effectively and reliably.

Our team of experienced technicians has the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and repair any trash compactor issue quickly and effectively. We use the latest diagnostic tools and techniques to identify the root cause of the problem and provide you with the most efficient and effective solution.

Common Trash Compactor Problems We Fix:

  • Compactor Won't Start: If your trash compactor fails to start, it could be due to a tripped circuit breaker, a damaged power cord, or a faulty control board. Checking the breaker and resetting it, inspecting the power cord for damage, and testing the control board for proper function are all essential steps in restoring power and functionality to your trash compactor.

  • Compactor Not Compacting Properly: Inadequate compacting can result from a worn or damaged motor, a malfunctioning drive gear, or issues with the compaction ram. Inspecting the motor for signs of wear, ensuring the drive gear is functioning properly, and checking the compaction ram for obstructions or damage will help ensure optimal compacting performance.

  • Compactor is Noisy: Unusual or loud noises coming from your trash compactor may indicate problems with the motor, drive gear, or bearings. Listening for specific types of noise, inspecting the motor and drive gear for damage, and checking the bearings for wear or misalignment will help reduce noise levels and ensure that your trash compactor operates smoothly.

  • Compactor Drawer Won't Open or Close: If the trash compactor drawer is difficult to open or close, it could be due to misaligned tracks, a damaged latch, or a faulty switch. Adjusting the drawer tracks, replacing a broken latch, and testing the drawer switch for proper function are all essential steps in ensuring easy and convenient access to your trash compactor.

  • Compactor Stuck in Cycle: A trash compactor that gets stuck in a cycle may have a malfunctioning limit switch, a damaged control board, or a faulty timer. Inspecting the limit switch for proper operation, testing the control board for damage, and checking the timer for accurate cycling will help restore proper cycling and maintain the efficiency of your appliance.

  • Unpleasant Odors: Persistent bad smells from your trash compactor may indicate trapped food debris or a buildup of bacteria. Regularly cleaning the unit, replacing the air filter as needed, and using proper compactor bags will help maintain a fresh-smelling appliance and a clean living environment. In addition, consider using deodorizing products designed for trash compactors to further reduce odors.

  • Loose or Damaged Belts: Loose or damaged drive belts can cause your trash compactor to operate inefficiently or fail to compact trash properly. Inspecting the belts for wear or damage, tightening loose belts, and replacing any damaged belts will help ensure reliable operation and optimal performance.

By addressing these common trash compactor problems, our trash compactor repair services can help keep your appliance running efficiently and reliably. Regular maintenance and prompt attention to any issues will extend the lifespan of your trash compactor and ensure that you can continue reducing waste volume and maintaining a clean and organized living space. When you call us for your trash compactor, we'll send out a technician to your home or business as soon as possible to diagnose the problem and provide you with a detailed estimate of the repair cost. We also offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy schedule, and we always come equipped with the necessary tools and replacement parts to get your trash compactor up and running again in no time.
At Appliance EMT, we offer reliable diagnosis and assessment of your appliance issues. Whether they require significant repairs, minor tune-ups or a replacement, our team can provide the necessary services. Contact us today!

Customer Testimonials

What our customers say

Rated 5.0

Too expensive

salim merchant September 29, 2023
Rated 5.0

Alex performed professional work repairing our refrigerator.

Alexey Garza September 29, 2023
Rated 5.0

Marcus was beyond exceptional! Sincerely appreciate the knowledge that Marcus provided regarding washer machine. Thanks again for everything Mr. Thomas

TK&Lake September 29, 2023
Rated 5.0

Technician, I think his name was Adan, very professional and knowledgeable. Explained and showed me the issues and repairs. Provided great customer service. Highly recommend them.

Joe Pueblas September 29, 2023