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When hard pack switch is turned on, the compactor will only

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When hard pack switch is turned on, the compactor will only run while you hold the foot pedal up in the start position. If you continue to hold it up it will go all the way down, compact and return to the top and it doesn't stop there. It continues until the ram comes off of the drive screws and bump, bump, bump sound.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 years ago.

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That is typically a bad directions switch, you should check and replace number #16 at this link...CLICK HERE

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have already changed that switch. But the hard pack still will not work. See original question which was After changing the limit switch out up top.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 years ago.

The only other thing it could be is the pedal switch, they have redesigned it for issues such as yours, it is completely different and you step on it instead of hold up on it with your foot.


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is not the foot switch or it wouldn't work when the hard pack switch is Off, right?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 years ago.

The hard pack switch could be broken all that does is stop the motor from reversing. I would still update the foot switch kit though.