KitchenAid Trash Compactor Won't Turn on?

Answer KitchenAid-brand trash compactors are motorized devices that compress trash by approximately 80 percent. This allows users to take the trash out less often and may reduce the odor associated with t... Read More »

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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 »

Who invented the trash compactor for small trash cans?

Several inventors patented trash compactors that resemble modern compactors, so it is difficult to trace a single inventor. M.S. Wells first patented an invention that crushed oil cans in 1941. The... Read More »

Can you put food in a trash compactor?

You can put food waste in your trash compactor, but since the trash is compacted, it will not require changing as often. Food waste will sit and odor may occur. It can grow mold and cause bacteria ... 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 »