Trash Compactor Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Trash compactors can make garbage day a snap, especially if you live in a small urban space or simply wish to take fewer trips to your garbage bin. It makes life easier and conserves space by crushing your household trash into a neat little cube about a quarter of its original bulk. To make sure this trusty appliance brings you many years of good service, , it needs proper care. Being aware of common mishaps can save you the time, expense and inconvenience of unnecessary service calls.

Tips for daily care and trash compactor maintenance

Trash compactor troubleshooting tips

Hopefully, your trash compactor operates without a hitch for many years. However, if something does go wrong, try these solutions to fix your trash compactor before you seek a professional to have it repaired. Be sure to check your owner's manual and follow all safety precautions.

If you have difficulty troubleshooting problems with your trash compactor – or you're not comfortable trying to – call in a qualified professional to investigate and remedy the issue.

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