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I have a whirlpool trash compactor with the ram stuck in the

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I have a whirlpool trash compactor with the ram stuck in the down position. the door won't open more than an inch. I have removed the bottom panel and tried to turn the gear. It won't budge. What can I do now?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 4 months ago.

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If the main gear is not turning, you likely have something stuck in the cabinet obstructing the ram or the motor is faulty. Had it been acting up right before it failed completely or just this one time?

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