Wanted to update wood paneled compactor
Julie S. • San Antonio, TX • December 09, 2014
Appliance: KitchenAid Trash Compactor KUCC151EBL0
My Repair & Advice
Removed the handle with two screws on the inside front and pulled out the custom wood panel. Pulled the compactor out from under cabinet. Tipped it over on back of unit, supporting it with a little foot stool. Unscrewed two lower screws at bottom of unit holding black trim panel (that held wood panel in place) and lower black rubber flap. Removed two screws on lower outside side of unit that held the foot pedal. Slid off black U shaped metal frame from top of compactor towards bottom. Slid on new stainless cover, putting black rubber flap between compactor door frame and new cover. Replaced lower screws, reattached foot pedal. Tipped the unit right side up and screwed in four metal screws inside of the unit, securing the new stainless cover to the front compactor door frame. Installed the handle. Pushed unit back under cupboard. While apart, cleaned all black parts and polished with ArmorAll car cleaner.