Trash compactor stuck shut & foot pedal broken off

Old 05-08-19, 11:18 PM
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Trash compactor stuck shut & foot pedal broken off

My renters informed me the trash compactor foot pedal broke off while the drawer was closed. I sent a repairman out & he said he'd order the pedal. In the meantime, the trash is terribly stinky. Is there a way to get the drawer open so they can remove the trash bag?

It's a Kitchenaid but I don't know the model as the sticker is on the drawer and obviously we can't pull the drawer out.
Old 05-09-19, 12:16 AM
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Even with a model number it could be a problem.

Can you see where the pedal broke off ?
Maybe you can use a screwdriver or something similar to activate the drawer.
Is this a built-in unit ?
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Was the machine in it's compaction cycle when they broke the pedal?

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