Model #66513603000 KENMORE Compactors

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Trash Compactor 665.13603000 ONLY working in "Extra Pac" mode.


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Marc -
February 06, 2013

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The substituted part should work. Be sure to test the switch operation with an Ohm meter because it may not be faulty. It could have a faulty motor centrifugal switch instead. Below is the theory of the "Extra Pac" operation. I also added three images below of the circuitry. 

To access the "Extra Pac" switch, the control panel will need to be removed. You will need to remove the drawer, remove the top panel and remove the screws below the control panel. It may or may not have any screws above the control panel to remove. Remove the screws below the control panel first and see if will pull out and down. If not, you will likely need to remove the top of the compactor to access the two other screws. Be sure to disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing. 

When the cycle switch is moved to SOLID PACK (O to O/BK), power to the motor run windings is routed through an extra switch on the motor centrifugal switch. This switch (O/BK to Y) closes when the motor reaches normal run speed. When the motor stalls during compaction, the centrifugal switch operates and power is removed from the run windings. The ram is in the compacting or down position. To return the ram to the normal rest position, turn the knob to start or move the SOLID PACK switch to NORMAL.

If the unit will not keep running:


  1. Top limit switch contacts open
  2. "Solid or Dense Pack" cycle switch contacts open whether in "on" or "off" state.
  3. Centrifugal switch contacts open (orange/black switch)


 I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.


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Joey S -
Sears Technician
February 07, 2013
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