Trash Compactor Repair Trash compactors have helped by reducing the actual volume of trash that we produce everyday, but all of that trash and pressure can cause even the best trash compactors to stop working. Usually when a trash compactor starts acting up, they make some really loud noises. The first time you hear it, it might actually frighten you. If your trash compactor is making loud noises when you operate it, then stop using it immediately. You might be causing more harm than good. It could just be a simple case of indigestion, but it most likely is going to need to be repaired. Don't worry about it. Most trash compactor repairs are inexpensive. Totem Appliance Service can have your troublesome trash compactor back to working order in no time. Give them a call, and they will send a trained appliance repair technician to your house right away. While they are there they can even go over a few routine maintenance tips for all of your other appliances. Emergency Tips! Smoke or Sparking – unplug or shut off the breaker immediately. Leaking water or overflowing - turn off the machine and shut off the water supply. Standing water - DO NOT operate any appliance - turn off the breaker. Smell gas (smells like rotten eggs) do not use your appliances. Exit your home and call for assistance from your gas company or 911. Shut off gas main if possible. Appliance fire - use a fire extinguisher or baking soda to douse a flame. Flour, water or other substance can make it worse. Large fire, exit and call 911.