April 6th, 2009, 05:57 PM #1
Kitchen sink garbage disposal not working
So my kitchen sink garbage disposal gave out apparently. Went to flip the switch, and nothing. The outlets on the same panel have power to them. it looks wired up fine. Went down and flipped the circuit breaker for it a few times. Still nothing. Anyone have any experience troubleshooting or replacing these things?
April 6th, 2009, 06:02 PM #2
there is a "reset" button on the machine somewhere, try that (usually a little red button). Also sometimes something small with make it "seize" and you need to just take the wrench and turn it to un seize it.
April 6th, 2009, 06:11 PM #3
April 6th, 2009, 06:18 PM #4
Oh unplug it! Det you are just never going to walk on the wild side are you?
And my last problem with the disposal was because when I was digging through the junk under the sink I bumped the plug enough to cut the power
But I'm sure that's not what you did
April 6th, 2009, 06:19 PM #5
April 6th, 2009, 06:27 PM #6
Oh yah that will stop it ..
on a dime!
April 6th, 2009, 06:28 PM #7
interesting, didnt know that was there. Now it will reset itself after a second or two of flipping the switch. Almost as if it can't get the motor to start up. Think it's jammed/clogged?
just walked up to the fiancee's place, but I'll be back home tonight to take it apart.
April 6th, 2009, 06:34 PM #8
Sounds jammed to me. Sure you don't have a dime in there?
April 6th, 2009, 06:35 PM #9
Broom handles work well for unjamming them. turn it counter clockwise.
April 6th, 2009, 06:36 PM #10
Trust me If your hand is too big, get someone else to help
A popcorn kernel jamming in there just right could stop it, it could be a lot of things, all of which you can remedy without taking it apart.
April 6th, 2009, 06:37 PM #11
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April 6th, 2009, 06:51 PM #13
Only wimps unplug things before working on them!
Three-fingered JeffNever send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
April 6th, 2009, 08:04 PM #14
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April 6th, 2009, 08:18 PM #16
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You are all wussies. Anyone knows that a stubborn garbage disposal just needs to be wired to 220v for MORE POWER.this post contains small bits of intelligence culminating to the appearance of wisdom.
April 6th, 2009, 08:19 PM #17
Always keep the allen wrench taped to the side of your disposer.
April 6th, 2009, 08:26 PM #18
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