How to Troubleshoot a Plate Compactor?

Answer Your plate compactor is made to last when compacting gravel and soil for construction and landscaping projects. Even so, it is common to have engine start-up problems or other issues after the mach... Read More »

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How to Use a Vibratory Soil Plate Compactor?

Soil compactors press down on the top of the ground to remove as much air from the soil as possible. Vibratory plate compactors work by repeatedly pounding a flat plate against the top of sand or g... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot a KitchenAid Trash Compactor?

Problems with KitchenAid trash compactors are generally related to the compactor not operating; the trash not compacting---including bottles not breaking; and the drawer not opening. There's a tric... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot a Clutch Plate?

A clutch plate transfers the power from an engine to the transmission by engaging and disengaging the power flow. There are two types of clutch plates--drive plates and driven plates. Driven plates... Read More »

Who invented the trash compactor?

In 1968, John H. Boyd submitted a U.S. patent application for a kitchen trash compactor that used hydraulic pressure from a home's water line to compress garbage. That same year, Steven Hopkins sub... Read More »