Saturday, February 09, 2013

Trash Stuff

Talking Trash Here Boss
Res Ipsa Loquitor

So, here I am, early (very early) Saturday morning, doing a little cleaning (rearranging trash) in anticipation of MoSup's return later today.  Of course you know what happened. That's right, the friggen trash compactor crapped out.  I'm hoping someone has an idea, because I Googled till the cows came home and  nobody, evidently, has had this happen before. 
  1.  Started to compact
  2. Stopped making normal compact noise, but went into sounding like the gear is  just spinning but nothing is moving.
  3. I turn it off, but can't open it to see what's going on.
  4. Normally I would just pull it out and have access, but we had the kitchen remodeled and it appears the sumbitches built it IN  as if to stop al-Qaeda from breaching it's walls!

I think this is going to take a professional TC guy, but I thought I'd ask.


Anonymous said...

Your compactor is working just fine. That noise… the one that sounds like a gear is spinning… that’s the cat. He’s pushing back when you try to compact him. Give him a break. He just wanted the tuna can.

Rodger the Real King of France said...


Anonymous said...

check limit switch. they get bent and don't function right.

Helly said...

First you go to the hardware store and get one of the really thin pry bars.

Then find the exact location of the compactor and start pulling siding. You're go a reciprocating saw, right? The good news is you never have to cut more than 2 studs.

Trust me, this is much easier patch up than going through the floor. A dab of paint and it never happened.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Helly - it's worth a try. Or call Sears and have them fix it.

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