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What can a garbage disposal be expected to grind?

I rent a house with an Ace garbage disposal, model 2000, 1/2 hp. I don't know it's age, but I have lived here for over 5 years. Recently, the drain backed up, and the clog consisted of grape stems which the disposal had failed to grind. Should a disposal be able to handle this kind of food? What should and should not go into a disposal? Also, what is the reasonable life expectancy of this appliance?

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All i can think of is that the blades could be dull or the stems were not all out of the disposl and they drained out with normal use. they could be small enough to filter through without being ground.

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