I purchased Drive Gear Kit from your company. Do you have a picture how it goes on? It was broken in pieces when I took the bottom off the compactor.
Answer Ken, Here's some basic help "Power Screws and Sprockets Purpose The ram rides up and down on the power screws as they turn. Removal
1. Disconnect power. 2. Lay the compactor on its front; be careful not to damage the loose switch wires and switches. 3. Remove bottom panel (five screws.) 4. Remove power screw flange screws from base. 5. Slide out or unthread the power screws. NOTE: BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE THE RAM STOP BUSHINGS. ALSO, TAKE CARE NOT TO GET THE LUBRICANT FROM THE POWER SCREWS ON OTHER SURFACES.
Motor Assembly Purpose 1. The motor assembly consists of the: a. Centrifugal switch—which completes a circuit to start the motor windings. b. Motor—which provides the power to move the ram in the appropriate direction. c. Drive gear—which interlocks with the driven gear. Removal—Motor and Centrifugal Switch 1. Disconnect power. 2. Lay compactor on its front; be careful not to damage the loose switch wires. 3. Remove bottom panel. 4. Loosen motor bracket screws. 5. Slide motor forward. 6. Remove driven gear and sprocket assembly.
7. Remove motor bracket from base. 8. Disconnect harness wires from centrifugal switch. 9. Remove wires from centrifugal switch.
10. Remove centrifugal switch from motor by removing the two mounting screws. NOTE: USE CAUTION WHEN REMOVING THE SWITCH, BECAUSE THE SWITCH IS IN TWO PIECES." This is the best we can do without an e mail address.
Our compactor works fine except that it makes a awful noise and vibrates a lot during both cycles. Any sugestions?
Answer Hello Bill. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the drive gear 882699 or the drive rod may be bad on the unit. You need to check and see if there is any broken teeth on the unit. Also, make sure the shaft is good and tight that drives the ram in the unit.