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Garbage Disposable won't work.

My garbage disposable look like is stuck and the motor don't work, i grab a wrench and turn the bottom screw left, right but the disposable wont work.

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If the cutter plate will turn freely, look for a reset botton. Some units have them and depending on how it was installed, it will be around the back. It should be a push button, about 3/8" diameter. It takes a good hard push to reset it.

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(1) most disposals have a little red RESET switch on the bottom. Once the impeller will turn manually, press the reset button, and you may get back full operation.


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(2) 120 Volt wall switch may have burned out. They're only rated for 100,000 operations before they burn out.
(3) If the impeller is difficult to turn, you may try to use an "flywheel wrench", which is just an offset Allen wrench that fits into the bottom of the motor, and can be used to turn the flywheel manually, freeing the impeller and allowing the reset to work.
(4) The circuit breaker in the breaker panel in the basement may have tripped, cutting power to the switch controlling the garbage disposal. If tripped, turn off the switch to the disposal and reset the breaker.
(5) Disposal motor may have died.

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My insinkerator is humming and not working. I bought the wrench and keep playing with it but it it stuck. My son insists that the engine is seized but I feel if it were seized it would not turn on at all....


Your Badger 5 spins the blades counter clockwise. If you want to dislodge an item stuck in their, you have to spin the blades clockwise. I use the handle end of my plunger to do this. If it turns free with the handle, it should work when you turn it back on. If you don't hear it hum any more their is a little red reset button on the bottom of the motor housing you must press to reset it.

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Do you hear a humming sound when you turn it on? If so, you have a clogged disposal. Check on the bottom for the allen wrench location recessed in the middle of the disposal. Insert the proper size allen wrench and you'll be able to rotate the motor back and forth (sometimes difficult at first) and eventually loosen the clog and free up the motor. If you're able to move the shaft/motor easily in the beginning and it still doesn't work you may have a defective disposal. If you want to check more thoroughly you'll need to check to see if you have power at the disposal when you turn on the switch. Use a electrical tester that you can buy at any home improvement store to see if you have power at the disposal. If so, and the motor turns easily when you use your allen wrench, you have a defective disposal and it needs replacement.

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Your disposal is stuck. Sounds like something either fell in it, or perhaps a bone got inadvertantly tossed in. Do you own an allen wrench set? The garbage disposal did originally come with one, but it usually gets lost. The one that came with it will look like two hockey stick stuck together. In any event, you need one for the fix. There is a hole on the bottom of the disposal, directly in the center. Find the correct size allen wrench and place in this hole. Twist clockwise and counter clockwise until it is free. Once this is done, you most likely will need to hit the reset button on the bottom. Good luck!

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Can you turn the motor by hand? (with the wrench in the bottom of the disposal) If not then you either still have a restriction/jam or the motor is seized. If you can spin the motor somewhat freely with the wrench then you most likely have a bad motor and will have to replace it. Hope this helps

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