The 5 Most Common Service Needs for Commercial Trash Compactors

09 Aug The 5 Most Common Service Needs for Commercial Trash Compactors

The 5 Most Common Service Needs for Commercial Trash CompactorsCommercial trash compactors are without a doubt a wise investment for businesses that generate large volumes of recycling materials and/or waste. By crushing and compressing waste, fewer hauls are required – resulting in lowered collection and transportation costs. But commercial compactors work hard and are used on regular basis in all kinds of extreme environments. And, just like any heavy equipment, there are hydraulic systems, switches, controls, and electrical systems – not to mention constant abrasion of metal against metal. Because of these factors, commercial trash compactors may need repair and maintenance from time to time as there are many things that could go wrong.

Here are the 5 most common service needs for commercial trash compactors:

1. Loud/Strange Noises

This is one of the most common problems that can lead to commercial trash compactor requiring service. A commercial trash compactor is a loud machinery to begin with. However, if the noises coming from the compactor become strange or even louder, then there could be a problem with the compactor that requires attention. The causes behind the issue could be several, that’s why it is recommended that you hire the services of a professional recycling equipment repair company so that your compactor is diagnosed and repaired in a timely manner.

2. Ram Won’t Move

Ram is the key part in a commercial trash compactor. It is responsible for compacting trash inside the machinery so it must operate smooth for the compactor to properly function. If this is not happening, then there could be issues with various parts of the compactor e.g. power nut, directional switch, driver gear, etc. A professional recycling equipment repair company can inspect and find the cause behind the problem.

3. Doesn’t Turn On

This is another common problem that can lead to commercial trash compactors requiring service. Sometimes the cause behind the problem is as simple as issue with the power cord or circuit breakers. However, it could also be a problem with the drive motor and directional switch. In any case, a thorough inspection by a professional is needed.

4. Won’t Stop

Once the cycle is complete, your commercial trash compactor should come to a complete stop. It shouldn’t continue running after compacting all the garbage. However, sometimes a problem causes the compactor to continue running even after compacting all the garbage. If this happens, you should inspect the start switch and the directional switch on the compactor. If the problem persists, then it is recommended that you turn off the compactor and have it inspected by a professional.

5. Won’t Stay On

A commercial trash compactor must stay on in order to complete a cycle. If it turns off mid cycle, then it could cause issues as the garbage won’t be compacted to the full extent. If this occurs, it is highly recommended that you call a trash compactor repairing professional. These professionals have the necessary experience, equipment, and tools to complete the repair of your commercial trash compactor in an efficient and timely fashion.

H-West Equipment, Inc is a provider of recycling equipment, based in Orange, CA.  We sell and service every piece of equipment necessary, from Balers to Compactors, to ShreddersConveyors, and much more throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Northern Mexico. We also provide parts and expert service throughout the same coverage area. For a consultation, or to schedule service, reach us through our contact form or call us at our corporate office in Orange CA at (714) 289-7733 today!