DIY Trash Compactor Repair

Your trash compactor compresses your garbage into a fraction of the space it would occupy in a trash bag. If your trash compactor is malfunctioning, Sears PartsDirect can help your narrow down the possible causes by matching the trash compactor’s symptoms to our troubleshooting tips. Once you figure out what’s wrong, we also have DIY repair guides that show you step-by-step instructions for installing replacement parts.

Follow the tips in our trash compactor articles to help avoid smelly odors and trashy messes when using your compactor.

If you need additional use and care instructions, you can find owner’s manuals for major brands of trash compactors such as Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid and GE.