I turn it on, it makes a whirring sound. The door won't open.
What happened is that I usually keep it on and then pushed the start button this AM. Then I heard a "crack" sound and then it started whirring and wouldn't stop. Now the door won't open
okay the drive gear or the chain broke, do you have a model number ? these are all different and I need a model number to see whats in yours.
where do I look for it? It's a whirlpool compactor - looks like it is from 2005
how do I slide it out? It looks pretty fixed in place.
I think the model number might be(NNN) NNN-NNNN It came with the house when we bought the house 2 years ago
ok, I slid it out, now what? there is motor thing in the back
I opened the motor thing in the back - it looks like a motor. I don't see any gears
there is a chain assembly and a white gear that has snapped into 3 pieces.
How do I rotate the chain to raise the ram so I can open the door?
is this easy to fix or should I get a new compactor? If it is easy to fix, how much might I expect it to be?
If I get a new compactor, what brand do you find most reliable?