Trash compactors can be a useful addition to any kitchen; however, as with any appliance, they can have their problems and may need occasional maintenance or repair. Yet, how will you know when to call a repair technician to take a look at your trash compactor. Here are a few of the ways you can tell that you may be in need of trash compactor repair.
Trash Compactor Will Not Start
While this may seem like an obvious reason to have your trash compactor repaired, the fact is that many people will assume that their trash compactor is broken, or in need of expensive repairs, when it stops working, and will have it replaced. However, a variety of simple issues including a failed starter switch, and a failed safety switch, can prevent your trash compactor from running. Having it looked at can then save you money in the long run, and get your compactor running again.
It Will Not Open
When your trash compactor will not open is another important sign that it is time to have your trash compactor professional repaired. When homeowners are unable to open their trash compactor, they will likely assume it is stuck and try to force it open. However, several key problems including issues with the door latch and the drive chain can cause your trash compactor to be stuck shut, and attempting to force it open could cause additional, costly damage. It is then best that you have it professionally repaired.
These are just a few of the signs that will indicate the need to have your trash compactor repaired. Trash compactors will exhibit a variety of symptoms when they are in need of repair, only a few of which we have mentioned here. Contact us to learn more about how you will know when your trash compactor is in need of repair.