Speed Queen makes appliances to take care of everyday chores in both the laundry room and the kitchen. As a result of everyday use or some sort of mishap, parts can become faulty, leaving you out of luck when it comes to doing the laundry or cleaning the dishes. Thankfully, these issues can often be resolved with a quick repair.
If your trash compactor fails to turn on when you hit the "Start" button, there are a few different parts you should examine to find the cause. First is the start switch. The start switch sends an electrical signal to the motor telling it to start. If the trash compactor makes no noise when you press the start button, that could be a sign that the switch is bad. You can test the switch using a multimeter.
Another culprit is the safety switch. This switch tells the compactor that the door is closed and safe to operate. If the switch is faulty, the compactor won’t run. You can also use a multimeter to check this switch.
The third cause of an inoperable trash compactor is a burnt-out motor. Motors can burn out due to overuse, low voltage, normal wear or debris getting into the motor. You can test the motor with a multimeter and examine it visually for signs of damage.
Once you've diagnosed what's wrong with your Speed Queen appliance, you can find the parts you need to repair it by typing the model number in the search box located above. If you happen to not have the model number, you can use the categories listing to help pare down your search. If you have any questions or concerns during your search, we have customer service representatives standing by to assist.