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I just replaced the start switch in my Kitchenaid trash

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I just replaced the...

I just replaced the start switch in my Kitchenaid trash compactor but it still won't operate automatically, I have to hold the switch in the on position to make is cycle?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your KitchenAid is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

10 years old (Approx.) and its a KUCC151JBLO

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If I can.....

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I replaced the same switch several years ago and seemed to solve the problem, it works if I cycle it by hand.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 8 months ago
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My name is Woody.
I`m sorry to hear that your having issues!
I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.

Have you checked or even tested the directional switch yet?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
That was going to be my next step, but not yet.
Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 8 months ago

ok When your pressing and holding the start switch your powering the run winding on the drive motor direct , and when you let got the directional switch should have opened one set of contacts and closed a second contact thus giving voltage to the motors start winding .

And if you need this models wire diagram I can send one to you if you need it .

And I can provide you with parts info also.

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