- Off Switch Kit
CustomerFletcher from TX
Kenmore Elite trash compactor foot switch not working
Various hand tools & cordless power drill
Repair & Advice
Flicked the foot switch up to start the compactor cycle and a small piece of metal fell out onto the floor. Needless to say the unit was no longer working. Did some research on the internet and determined the manufacturer had completely changed the foot switch design due to repeated failures in the field. As reported in other posts, the new design is the way it should have been made from the start. Parts Dr had the best prices on the kit so I placed my order on a Wednesday. Parts were shipped the next day with a UPS delivery date that Friday! Bottomline: Great prices and fast shipping! Installation was simple with the drilling of the pilot holes for the new switch screws being the most difficult part of the upgrade. A drilling template is included so its really pretty easy. Anyone that can follow directions and has a reasonable command of hand tools can do this upgrade. Now the compactor works like it should and will hopefully stand the test of time.