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Directional Switch

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PartSelect Number PS11744742
Manufacturer Part Number WP777811
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Directional Switch Specifications

Used for trash compactors.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Doesn’t stop at end of compacting cycle | Noisy | Compactor ram gets stuck | Won’t start
This part works with the following products:
Trash Compactor.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Jenn-Air.
Part# WP777811 replaces these:
AP6011545, 14210601, 242682, 41001106, 4163405, 749064, 777811, Y777811
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Robert
August 3, 2017
I have the directional switch, but can't tell how to hook up the wiring. Can you explain. There are three connections on one end of the switch and two on the other end. Please help if you can.Robert
For model number TU8750XXP0
Hi Robert, Thank you for the question, The new switch is labeled to the color wire that needs to be connected to what connector. GY=Grey,R=Red,V=Violet,Y=Yellow and O=Orange. Hope this helps!

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Ed
October 5, 2017
Kenmore trash compactor. Intermittent problem. The unit will not come out of "super pac" mode. When you try to switch back to normal, the red light stays on and the unit does nothing. Only after cycling the switch several times, along with cycling the rotary switch, will the red light go off and the unit comes off super pac so it can be opened. Bad switch/switches? If so, are they available for this older model?
For model number 665.13605790
Hi Ed, Thank you for the question. I suggest starting with the Rotary Switch Kit,PartSelect Number PS382679.This switch tells the motor when to stop and start.When defective the motor can run continuously. Hope this helps!

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JOANN
July 30, 2018
I purchased the directional switch. Does the top of that curved bar on it go above or below the plate that extends from crusher?
For model number GX900QPPB2
Hello Joann, Thank you for the question. The bar would go below the plate. Hope this helps!

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Bret
August 2, 2018
When I press the start button the motor engages, but only pulsates up and down only an inch or two, cycles about a half dozen times then shuts off. I'm thinking would the directional switch need to be replaced? Thanks!
For model number GX900QPPT2
Hello Bret, Thank you for the question. I would agree and say the Directional Switch is defective and should be replaced. Good luck with the repair!

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Brooks Ware
February 25, 2019
The switch will not move down to the “solid pack” position. What do i need?
For model number Kucc150s1
Hello Brooks, Thank you for your inquiry. Checking the model number unfortunately we do not have this symptom listed, for more specialized assistance or to speak with someone about this, I would suggest calling the manufacturer of the appliance directly. Hope this helps!

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Roger
April 15, 2019
When i hit the start switch the compactor will compress but i have to hit start again to get it to come back up. Is part number ps11744742 the one i need or is there another part that i need?
For model number KFCP021RWH0
Hello Roger, Thank you for contacting us. I have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is PartSelect Number: PS11744742. Thank you for your inquiry, good luck with this repair!

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Linda
June 3, 2019
The foot switch only intermittently works. It is also very noisy when it does work. Which switch should i order.
For model number KUCS03FTSS0
Hi Linda, Thank you for your question. The switch you need is the off-switch actuator. The part number listed under your model number for the off-switch actuator is PS3489806. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Charles
December 10, 2019
The compactor only runs if you hold the start button down. After it goes down and comes up it makes a funny noise at the top as it it is going to far or hitting something. Do you think this is a problem with the directional switch? Or something else?
For model number TC8700XBPO
Hello Charles, thank you for your question. It sounds like an issue with the directional switch Directional Switch Part Number: WP777811 and the On/Off/Start Switch Part Number: W10856868. We would recommend replacing both of those parts. I hope this helps!

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Tod
November 12, 2019
The trash compactor ram goes down , but will not stop and makes a loud noise.If i turn the comp-actor off and then back on, the ram will go back to the top. i replaced the directional switch and the motor, but this did not fix this issue. originally the compactor would not stop running when the ram got to the top. its not doing that anymore.
For model number GX900QPPS6
Hello Tod, thank you for your question. The other parts that cause this issue are the drive kit, Drive Gear Kit Part Number: 882699, and the Selector Off Switch Part Number: WP9871824. We would recommend replacing those parts. I hope this helps.

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Charlie
April 5, 2019
My KitchenAid compactor solid pack cycle stopped working. Could it be the directional switch? Thanks.
For model number kucs02frpa1
Hi Charlie, Thank you for your question. If the compactor stopped working, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the off-switch actuator, the drive gear kit, the directional switch and the safety switch. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Customer Repair Stories
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    Trash Compactor ram wouldn't lower
    I pulled the trash compactor out from under the counter.

    I took out the four screws that kept the top cover in place to expose the ram.

    The gear shafts were turning but the ram would not lower, at first I though the ram drive bolts were stripped and it wouldn't engage the shaft. Then I realized there was a mechanical directional\limit switch at the top that controlled the power and direction the gear shafts were turning, this switch was broken.

    Just had to take off the front plate that was held on by a number of screws and replace the switch that was held on by two more screws. It had five wires attached to it, the new switch was clearly labeled as to which color wire went where.
    • Scott from Indianapolis, IN
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    34 of 39 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Compactor motor kept running after cycle ran, making alot of noise and unit jumping around.
    Pulled the Compactor from underneath cabinet, unplugged power. Removed the top plate off compactor to expose the crush piston. Removed the front control panel by removing two phillips screws, wiring and directional (limit) switch is now exposed. Removed the two screws securing switch, removed wiring one wire at a time and replaced on new switch in same position. Replaced switch in same manner as removed, and followed reverse of above to re-assemble. Plugged back in and tested, problem resolved works like new. Only took possibly 30" to repair and saved an expensive service call.
    • Keith from Keller, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers, Socket set
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    28 of 32 people found this instruction helpful.
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    The compactor would only stop and reverse direction if you turned the switch off and on again
    I slid the compactor out of the cabinet space it sits in and unplugged it. I removed the two screws that hold the control plate on and it then lifts up and off to reveal the screws that hold the top down. Then I removed the two screws that hold the top of the unit on and removed the top. I then put the switch plate back on and plugged the unit back in and ran it so I could see it operate from above. It went all the way down compacting the drawer but kept running and did not reverse and come back up. I figured it was the directional switch and ordered that. The plastic power nuts that the unit rides up and down on looked worn so for $10 each I ordered a pair of them also. The parts arrived in 3 days. I decided to install the power nuts first. When I removed the metal casing that holds them I saw that wings on the plastic power nuts that hold them in place in the metal casing were all broken off. I installed the new power nuts then plugged it back in and ran it. It cycled perfectly. luckily I had not opened the directional switch and I was able to return it to Partselect for a refund. In total I had to remove and reinstall 4 very short screws and 4 small bolts. While I had it out and apart I also cleaned out quite a bit of old trash that had escaped to unseen parts of the compactor. It is 26 years old and working fine. I don't think they make them like they used to. Thank You Partselect for a great experience
    • Paul from Norwalk, CT
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811, WP777533
    15 of 18 people found this instruction helpful.
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    The compactor keeps on making noise at the end of the compactor cycle with shaking until the "off" switch is pushed.
    Took off front panel and replaced the directional switch which I thought was the problem. However, the problem continued. I read on line it could be the "centrifugal" switch on top of the motor. I haven't gotten around to taking it apart yet to see if that is the problem because it is more involved down under and in the back. That switch cost $88.
    Any suggestions from others?
    • Paul from Sandy Springs, GA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Directional switch on a Jenn Aire trash compactor
    Removed two screws on the front panel cover and lifted off the cover , removed two small screws on the switch bracket, you need a short nut driver, removed the spade clipped wires from the old switch and replaced them on the new part and thats all there was to it.
    • Danny from Spring Branch, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Wouldn't come back up after compacting
    replaced switch and fixed the problem. Still had one more problem after that though, but got that figured out and fixed that to.
    • mark from st george, UT
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful.
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    broken switch
    I broke the directional switch trying to replace the power nuts..duh huh... ordered a new switch, took off the front panel ( 4 screws) replaced the switch (2 bolts) be careful not to lose the small threaded plate used instead of nuts to secure the switch.. and now it works like new again....partselect is a great resource for the diyer
    • William from Wilmington, NC
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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    compactor wouldn't shut off
    changed out the switch and that fixed the problem
    • Ray from Dallas, GA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Bad gears and a bad switch
    Put the parts in and reinstalled it back in it place
    • John from ALICE, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811
    2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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    none
    As per directions
    • craig from OCALA, FL
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
    • Parts Used:
      WP777811, 882699
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          Model Cross Reference
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          PartSelect Number: PS11744742
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