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I have a ge trash compactor model gcg1500Lobb when the pedal

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I have a ge trash compactor model gcg1500Lobb when the pedal is pushed the motor hums. If i rotate the drive shaft a few turns then the unit will work. But once it completes a cycle it stops and then hums again when pedal pressed. Could it b a bad spot in the motor. could adjusting the travel of the ram change this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  william replied 5 years ago.

It sounds like there is a dead spot on the motor and you will need a new one.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is there any way I can adjust the travel of the shaft as to not return to the bad spot in the motor??
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Did you get my follow up question. If you can't answer then I will not be able to accept and pay. Sorry
Expert:  william replied 5 years ago.
Please re-check that model number for me and how old is this please? Thanks.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The model number is XXXXX serial # XXXXX Mfg Date 08/07. Stopped working over a year ago. Just been using it like a trash can. But won't to fix. I will buy a new one if the repair is too expensive.
Expert:  william replied 5 years ago.
Ok thanks give me a minute please? Thanks.
Expert:  william replied 5 years ago.

Sure you can try that inspect the gears make sure all the teeth are there also ok. The motor assembly for this is well over $200.00. Good luck.

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