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Kenmore trash compactor is stuck with the ram down. The door

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Kenmore trash compactor is stuck with the ram down. The door is open about two inches and I can neither open nor close it.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using this service.

You will have to slide the unit out and remove the top cover. From there you can see if there is anything stuck in the ram binding it from coming back up. This is the only way to get it unstuck or get the ram up.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How do I pull the unit out?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 years ago.
You just pull it out, it should not be mounted in the cabinet. It should just slide out.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Unit started working after I knocked it around a little. Thanks for the advice. But it was not useful and I will not expect to be charged. Thank you.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 years ago.
No problem, I see you have not paid for another question either, I am sure you took my advice and got it unjammed. What comes around goes around...I never worry about it. Have a great summer!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
You to.. Thanks!