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GCG1580L0SS General Electric Trash Compactor - Overview

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Manuals & Care Guides for GCG1580L0SS

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Compactor Bags - Package of 12 – Part Number: WC60X5017
Compactor Bags - Package of 12
PartSelect #: PS258002
Manufacturer #: WC60X5017
These bags will fit all fifteen inch rectangular trash compactors.
$114.72
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Drive Motor and Gear Kit – Part Number: WC26X10006
Drive Motor and Gear Kit
PartSelect #: PS2359919
Manufacturer #: WC26X10006
This motor operates the trash compactor press that helps compacts the trash.
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PEDAL FOOT ASM BB – Part Number: WC17X20131
PEDAL FOOT ASM BB
PartSelect #: PS12722857
Manufacturer #: WC17X20131
Used with trash compactors.
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GEAR MOTOR – Part Number: WC02X20117
GEAR MOTOR
PartSelect #: PS12726309
Manufacturer #: WC02X20117
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SPROCKET WHEEL – Part Number: WC22X10001
SPROCKET WHEEL
PartSelect #: PS1020990
Manufacturer #: WC22X10001
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LATCH Assembly – Part Number: WC17X10013
LATCH Assembly
PartSelect #: PS1021238
Manufacturer #: WC17X10013
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Handle with Screws - Stainless – Part Number: WC10X10008
Handle with Screws - Stainless
PartSelect #: PS1016627
Manufacturer #: WC10X10008
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CHAIN – Part Number: WC22X10003
CHAIN
PartSelect #: PS1020220
Manufacturer #: WC22X10003
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Exterior Door Panel - Stainless – Part Number: WC36X10066
Exterior Door Panel - Stainless
PartSelect #: PS1016959
Manufacturer #: WC36X10066
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LATCH PLATE Assembly – Part Number: WC02X10018
LATCH PLATE Assembly
PartSelect #: PS1018638
Manufacturer #: WC02X10018
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Drive Gear - White – Part Number: WC22X10005
Drive Gear - White
PartSelect #: PS2364787
Manufacturer #: WC22X10005
Used with trash compactors.
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CONTROL PANEL – Part Number: WC33X10005
CONTROL PANEL
PartSelect #: PS1016569
Manufacturer #: WC33X10005
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Terry
September 5, 2023
The motor stops as soon as I release the foot pedal
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Hi Terry, thank you for getting in touch. It appears that your trash compactor may have a damaged return switch, part number PS16542383. We would recommend replacing the return switch to fix this issue. We hope that helps!

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Jane
November 7, 2022
I need to switch that is on the lower right near the foot paddle. I don't know what the part number is since there are no pictures Can you help me? My recent order for this compactor was order #21738360 those parts worked great. Thanks
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Hi Jane, thank you for your inquiry. We have researched your model and found the Switch you are looking for, the part number is PS12722863. If you require assistance placing an order, please contact customer service. We hope that helps!

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Bobby
February 29, 2024
Purchased power nut assembly from you last week. Have removed top and bottom panels and ready to remove ram assembly but this model has box for switch and assembly will not come passed it so unable to remove it. Any suggestions
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Hello Bobby, Thank you for your inquiry. Researching your model, try turning the main gear counterclockwise until the ram can be released after removing the bottom cover plate. We hope this helps.

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Common Symptoms of the GCG1580L0SS

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Drawer is hard to open and or close
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Doesn’t stop at end of compacting cycle
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Trash compactor motor buzzing, often did not cycle
First I removed the trash compactor from the cabinet and transported it to the garage to avoid scraping the kitchen floor....I then removed the the sheetmetal cover enclosing the motor by removing several sheetmetal screws. To remove the motor, I then removed the compactor drawer and tilted the compactor onto its front (the side you pull the drawer in and out of). This allow you to get to the bottom of the compactor. I then removed 3 sheet metal screws attaching the bottom cover of the compactor. After removing the bottom cover, I could then access the 4 mounting nuts that hold the motor in place. I disconnected the wiring harness to the motor, removed the motor and replaced it. The motor plate allows you to adjust the chain tensioning and gear lash of the drive motor. I adjusted and tightened the plate to provide close gear lash, and chain tension of about 1/2" play. Re-installed the motor cover and bottom plates, plugged the compactor into a wall socket, re-installed the compactor drawer and tested for several cycles. All is well. FYI - I do not think the motor itself was bad; however, there is a centrifugal switch built into the motor assembly...that is what I believe failed. The motor and centrifugal switch come as a one assembly.
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Drive Motor and Gear Kit
  • Jeffrey from San Mateo, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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Foot release was not working properly making it difficult to open
I noticed that one of the holes that the foot pedal was attached to on the drawer assembly, had opened up so that the pivot pin wouldn't stay seated in it. I ordered a complete drawer assembly which included the metal trash container, drawer slides, and foot pedal assembly. The old front of the cabinet is removed by unscrewing about 8 screws. The front then slides up and off of the old assembly. The front panel is then slid over the new drawer assembly and the screws are tightened down.
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Drawer Assembly - Black
  • Peter from Solon, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Trash compactor would not shut off at end of cycle. Would have to manually turn it off.
Removed compactor from opening. Using screw driver unthreaded 4 screws from top and then removed the on/off dial. Face plate came off easy and provided access to relay switch bank. Unscrewed two screws which allowed both relay switches to be removed and replaced. Recommend replacing both relay switches. Reassembled and compactor worked fine. Very easy job. If your compactor is making a machine gun noise during the return cycle then this will solve your problem.
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RETURN SWITCH
  • Brian from HOUSTON, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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