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Garbage disposal (water won't drain out of sink standing water)

  1. water still in sink of garbage disposal

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  • slindsey77 Nov 08, 2008

    loringh, the garbage disposal won't make a sound at all. When i flip the switch to turn on. And the water just sits in sink and drains very slow . What is the problem? stacy

  • slindsey77 Nov 09, 2008

    Thank you so very,very much my problem with my garbage disposal is fixed thanks to YOU. I did exactly what you said and i'm very, very Happy. I will refer you to all my friends . stacy

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    Loringh May 11, 2010

    Does the disposal sound like it is running normally or does it just hum? If it is just humming, the blades of the disposal are probably jammed. You can usually unjam them with something like a broomhandle and a flashlite. Just try to move the blades in a circular direction.



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There should be an overload button somewhere on the bottom of the disposal motor. This is to prevent the motor from trying to run if the chopping blades are jammed, otherwise the motor would burn up.

First, try to move the blades with something like a broom handle. Using a flashlight you should be able to see the blades. there's probably three of them. try to make sure each one can move even a little bit.

Next, with the disposal switch in the off position, find the overload button and push it in, Then turn on the disposal switch and see if it runs. If the overload button trips off again, repeat the above steps until the blades can turn.

Let me know how this goes. Loringh

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    Loringh Nov 09, 2008


    One final thought. Be careful what you put in the disposal. Some things like the coverings on ears of corn will cause problems Anything that is bulky and/or fibrous




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