Trash compactors reduce the amount of trash volume by 80%. Saving space in your garbage (and therefore landfills) is the primary goal of these trash eating machines.

Trash compactors work like garbage trucks. The power used to compress the trash is hydraulic pressure.

A metal ram inside the compactor moves, forces, and squeezes the contents to a smaller size. Engineers designed them to save space, and with no effort on your part, the machine does all of the work.

With the touch of a button, you can keep your kitchen free of bulky trash containers.

It’s essential to keep in mind what gets thrown into the trash compactor will significantly affect the way it works. 

Good for Compacting

  • Cans
  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Milk Cartons
  • Paper
  • Wrappings
  • Sweepings
  • Foil
  • Plastic Wrap

Not Good for Compacting

  • Glass
  • Oils
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Wood
  • Batteries
  • Toxins
  • Paint
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Candles
  • Cigarettes or Burning Materials

Trash compactors can wear down and have many operating parts that need replacement. Regular maintenance is standard for compactors.

Garbage piles up quickly when the trash compactor isn’t working. If garbage has accumulated and taken over your kitchen, a professional trash compactor repair service is your best bet.

Don’t Panic. Call Appliance Mechanics

Appliance Mechanics offers quality, certified appliance services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Northern King Counties. Our team consists of a combined 45 years in expert appliance mechanics. It is important to us that we respond to you quickly. We will find the problem. Offer you a solution, plus provide information for the future maintenance of your component.

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Types of Trash Compactors

Freestanding compactors come with a finished top for extra space. Manufacturers often place a cutting board for food preparation. Some are on wheels and move around.

Under the counter, compactors fit within a space between or under kitchen cabinets.

Convertible compactors move around the kitchen and tuck into cabinets. 

We Quickly Order and Replace Trash Compactor Parts

Please note parts differ as per the manufacturer, and your service technician can help you decide on whether or not replacement makes sense in your situation.

Common Trash Compactor Problems

Disturbances with your trash compactor is a significant inconvenience. Trash compactor issues are not easy fixes for a novice. Appliance Mechanics has the experience and is ready and available to help you.

Trash Compactor Makes Weird Noses

The drive gear is the part that makes a lot of noise. It usually needs replacing after the teeth have broken or worn. The directional or top limit switch can cause damage to the compactor and also creates loud noises. Lubrication can dry on the motor and chain, which will also make a bad sound.

Trash Compactor Won’t Start.

The start switch is usually the problem for a trash compactor that will not start. Corroded parts can also be a problem, which means deep cleaning is involved.

The Ram Gets Stuck

The drive gear, chain, and directional switch have jammed, which causes the ram to get stuck. Sometimes, the chain needs proper lubrication. The drive gear may have to be changed.

Contact Appliance Mechanics

Appliance Mechanics repairs the above problems and more professionally and courteously. Excellent customer experience is our highest priority.  

Appliance Mechanics are the Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Northern King County experts in appliance repair. We will order your parts immediately, and we maintain communication with our valued customers.

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