Types of Trash Compactors
Usually covered with a decorative top allow the flexibilityof having a compactor without doing any cabinetry modifications.
Installed without a top to fit under your current counter top, these units are available to put a custom wood panel on if you choose to hide the compactor in your existing cabinetry.
Most often due to a broken or a slack in the drive belts could be the issue. If not a burnt out motor can be to blame.
Drawer or Door won't Open
Make sure the ram has returned to the top and check for damaged guides, rollers or tracks.
Trash can sometimes build up on the ram. Check your manual as these need to be cleaned periodically.