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I have a kitchenaide trash compactor. To open the door I have

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I have a kitchenaide trash compactor. To open the door I have to lift up with a lot of effort. Normally a slight upward motion while you pulling would work. Not now.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using this service.

You may have something in the drawer glide or release mechanism. You need to pull the unit out. There is a cover on the very bottom back of the unit that exposes the glide and release mechanism. Sometimes garbage and stuff get in there and it just needs to be cleaned out. Check it out as this was preety common. You may have a broken piece, but that is where to start and hopefully solve the issue.