How to Tell if You Need Trash Compactor Repair

The trash compactor is a convenient tool for the modern home. They make taking out the trash easier, and cut down on trash bags. There are more advantages to having a trash compactor than there are disadvantages. But if yours is a home that already has a compactor, malfunctions with your unit often seem daunting. What if your unit becomes completely useless? It would be an expensive disaster! That's why it's a good idea to watch for the possibility that you need trash compactor repair, and to address any problems you might notice with the unit.

Some common signs you need trash compactor repair include (though are not limited to):

  • A compactor that does not open. This is sometimes caused by a ram stuck in the compacting position. If addressed by a professional, this problem is fixable.
  • A compactor that is not compacting. A worn out motor is usually the cause of this, and is replaceable with the help of a technician.
  • A compactor that has a bad odor after being emptied. This happens most often when garbage gets stuck to or around the ram, and is easily solved by a thorough cleaning. 

Though these are not all of the problems you could see in your unit, you should watch for and address them so that your unit does not become more damaged by continued use. 

If you notice any of these problems, any other issues with your unit, or are in need of more information, please feel free to contact us.

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