You never appreciate the convenience of your trash compactor until it breaks down. Then you have to make several trips lugging full-size trash bags down to the garbage curbside. The trash compactor plays a significant role in industrial, commercial, and domestic waste management. It reduces the volume of garbage, thereby minimizing your environmental footprint and reducing the cost of garbage disposal services.

Need trash compactor repair service in San Diego County? Big City HVAC & Appliance Repair understands that trash can affect business operations and bog down people mentally and physically. Our trash compactor repair experts are committed to getting your unit up and running as soon as possible for your peace of mind. Contact us today to help reduce waste production through our trash compactor repair service.

 Common Trash Compactor Problems We Fix

Like any other machine, the trash compactor needs maintenance and repairs to keep it working properly. As one of the most trusted trash compactor repair companies in San Diego and its surroundings, we offer full-service trash compactor repair, including customizable schedules, affordable pricing, experienced compactor repair technicians, vast resources, and premium customer service.

The longer the time your compactor stays out of service, the longer your business operations drag on. Big City HVAC & Appliance Repair team is highly trained and proficient in varying kinds of trash compactor repair in both old and new systems. Our highly qualified trash compactor repair professionals will diagnose the source of the problem, recommend an appropriate solution, and get the job done right the first time. Contact us for complete compactor repair and maintenance solutions.

Some of the most common trash compactor repairs we do include:

1. Trash Compactor Won't Turn on

A compactor that won't start may have a problem with the start switch, directional switch, or drive motor. Check for signs of corrosion or damage in the start switch. Also, ensure that the drawer is fully closed. Are the fuse, power cord, and circuit breaker in the proper condition? Call for professional compactor repair for inspection of your machine.

2. Failure to Compact Garbage

The trash compactor operates with parts moving against each other. This may cause wear and tear of several components. When a compactor refuses to compact trash, it may be due to a worn-out motor or broken or slack driving belt. Let the trash compactor repair pros replace the old parts and get your equipment back to its powerful performance.

3. Weird Noise from the Compactor

It is usual for the trash compactor to produce noise with the gear, motor, and belt moving to compress trash. However, excessive noise like banging, squealing, and whining sounds could indicate a problem. Check for loose parts, broken drive gear teeth, faulty top limit switch, and dry gear. Call Big City trash compactor repair experts for troubleshooting to get the correct diagnosis.

4. The Drawer or Door Failure to Open

If the drawer or door on your trash compactor fails to open, check the rollers, wheels, tracks, and guides for signs of damage or accumulated dirt. Call us for a replacement trash compactor door.

5. Bad Odor from The Compactor

Just as the name suggests, the trash compactor squeezes garbage into small chunks. The junk may stick in the machine's inner parts for a while. Do a routine of cleaning your trash compactor as recommended by the manufacturer. Regular home appliances repair and maintenance minimizes the risk of costly repairs and replacement.

Trash compactor repair is essential in avoiding the frustrations of malfunctioning solid waste and recycling equipment. Whenever you encounter any issue with your trash compactor, rest easy knowing that we have got all your compactor repair needs covered.

Trash Compactor Brands We Repair

Using a broken or unbalanced trash compactor can be dangerous. You need to call a technician for compactor repair, installation, and replacement of all types of trash compactors. Our reliable trash compactor repair staff is knowledgeable in handling various brands, including:

  • Samsung
  • Amana
  • Whirlpool
  • KitcheAid
  • Kenmore
  • GE
  • Gladiator
  • MDesign

Trust the Trash Compactor Repair Experts

Trash compactors are costly and constant use causes wear and tear of different parts. If you are looking for a trash compactor repair service in San Diego County, Big City HVAC & Appliance Repair is the place to go. We offer fast and reliable top-quality service for all your compactor repair needs in San Diego and its surroundings. Call us today to learn more about our full-service trash compactor repair service.

Why Customers Choose Us
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What Our Clients & PARTNERS Have to Say
June 14, 2022

Alex came out as promised when promised and made the repair on our icemaker. I appreciate his prompt and professional service.

June 14, 2022

I walked into a very wet kitchen floor this morning and quickly determined our refrigerator was leaking. I reached out to Big City via Yelp and within 10 min heard back from Val. We discussed a window of time we might meet later today and boom! the technician (Alex T) not only showed up on time but a bit early. He quickly went to work and the problem was solved within 90 minutes. Very efficient & fairly priced

June 9, 2022

I contacted them through Yelp at 9pm and they were the first to respond. Set up an appointment for 10-1 the next day and the technician arrived at 11am. His name was Ozzy and he was very nice, clean-cut, and respectful. Took about 40 minutes to diagnose the problem, get the part from his car, and get the oven working again.

June 3, 2022

My dishwasher has been a stinky nightmare these last few months. The water wasn’t draining, just sitting causing a disgusting smell at least once a week. I finally decided enough was enough and reached out to some appliance companies in my area of San Diego. This company responded quickly and their price estimate was fair. I was able to get s next day appointment at noon. Highly recommend!

May 26, 2022

This company was referred to me by my home warranty carrier. Leo was out the same day to repair my washer that was leaking. Badabing badaboom – fixed!! Professional – clean – knowledgable – great service!! Thank you Leo!!

May 20, 2022

Nick was amazing! He was polite, professional, knowledgeable, and fixed my dryer issue in the one visit which I did not expect! He also gave me some tips and some guidance about keeping my dryer in good shape with proper use. I would highly recommend working with them! Thank you, Nick:)!!

November 28, 2021

I have a 10 year old Kitchenaid Stove that the broiler quit working. Mark from Big City came out and new right away what was wrong. He had the correct parts with him and fixed it quickly. He was very polite, clean and tidy. Would use them again for any appliance repair.

November 3, 2021

Great job! My washer wouldn’t agitate or spin and it had been previously fixed by Best Buy when it was under warranty for the same issue. This time it is fixed and so quiet! I feel like Big City made it better than when a Best Buy fixed it! Thanks to the tech who came this am!! Happily not going to the laundry mat anymore!

November 3, 2021

Both our washer and dryer needed repair at around the same time, so we tried Yelp to get a quote.  It was a Sunday morning and we were pleased that Big City responded within minutes, offering to send a technician to do a diagnostic the same afternoon at a very reasonable price.  Vlad arrived on time and spent an hour with us, thoroughly going over each appliance.

February 27, 2021

Surprised to see a GE range microwave die after a year of home ownership.  Since it matched the other kitchen appliances I figured I’d give repair service a try to avoid having to buy a more expensive non-matching unit. To my further surprise Big City Appliace Repair came out to pull the unit & repaired same day for a low flat fee.  Service tech Mark was professional courteous and fast.  I’d use this team again!  Good luck

February 1, 2021

Very satisfied with their services and customer service! Val didn’t take too long to figure out what the problem was with my 20 y/o fridge. He’s is super knowledgeable! Excellent service. Very professional, did a great job at fixing our stove. The serviceman was awesome!

Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Included in the Trash Compactor Repair Service?

Our trash compactor repair service involves thorough diagnosis, innovative solutions, repairs, removal of old or damaged parts, installation of new units, routine maintenance, and even modifications to have your system running smoothly at full capacity.

How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Trash Compactor?

There is no one price for everything when it comes to trash compactor repair service. The needs of individual customers determine the pricing of compactor repair.

What Causes Trash Compactor Repairs to Be Expensive?

Trash compactor repair can be expensive depending on the extent of damage, parts to replace, model and brand of the machine, and the type of service a customer needs.

Is It Worth Having a Trash Compactor Repaired?

A trash compactor is expensive and repairs may be costly. Before you decide to repair your trash compactor, ask your technician for estimates and cost-saving solutions. If the compactor repair cost is more than 50% of a new unit, you are better off replacing the whole machine. 

How Long Do Trash Compactor Repairs Take?

The amount of time required for trash compactor repair depends on the complexity of a problem. Simple maintenance like cleaning and lubrication requires less time than replacing worn-out or damaged parts. The unavailability of similar components could also cause delays in trash compactor repair services.

Does Big City Offer Trash Compactor Repair Service Outside of San Diego, CA?

Big City HVAC and Appliance Repair serve San Diego residents and surrounding communities with pride and commitment. We offer trash compactor repair service in the following areas: San Marcos, Lemon Grove, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Poway, Santee, El Cajon, and many more. Call us to know our service areas in San Diego and beyond.

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