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BADGER GARBAGE DISPOSAL NO POWER

CHECKED BREAKERS EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF, NOT GETTING POWER TO TURN DISPOSAL ON.IT JUST STOPPED WORKING..NO WARNING...NOTHING.
WHAT CAN I DO?

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  • richard_macl Dec 29, 2008

    Clarification...Problem solved!! Turned out to be simple..... RE-SET BUTTON!!! DUH!!!!

  • dlee258 Jan 19, 2009

    Pushed re-set button - still no power. Email help to:

    dlee258@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

  • snowman_dumb Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. I hear a hum. I look inside I don't think anything jammed. Any ideas. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    Pekinduck!  You are great.  I found the switch at the bottom and hit and presto it works again.  thanks for your input.  You saved me a lot of money I'd of called an electrician.

  • Stephen Evans May 11, 2010

    have you checked the switch, could be it took a you know what?

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Have you checked the circuit breaker on the disposal itself? In the bottom there's a little button that resets the circuit breaker. press it in and see if that works. If the disposal is still jammed you should hear a hum.

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