Question about Buck In-Sink-Erator BADGER 5XP BADGERVEXP Garbage Disposal Garbage Disposal - Bl
I can "kick start" it with a broom handle, and it will run fine. If I turn it off and let it come to a complete stop, it will not start back up again, only hum. The flywheel turns fine and seems free of any obstructions when it is off.
The motor start winding has gone bad, or capacitor burned out.
Generally disposals are replaced when motor goes bad.
Mostly because the disposal is sealed unit and cannot be easily disassembled.
If you have local motor-repair guy, who has disposal bearing parts, and can get the disposal apart, then repair might be possible... but the bearing seal would be hard to replace.
Copy following link for replacing garbage disposal with tips from when I did apartment maintenance.
Posted on Oct 31, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have had a similar problem with a clogged sink and a functioning garbage disposal. I tried the liquid drain cleaner and had no success. Instead, my father-in-law used a plunger on the sink side. He had the clog undone in about 1 minute. Sink has worked fine ever since.
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
SOURCE: stopped up garbage disposal
you will need to make sure that all of the hoses from the unit are free of debris first ok
than if you need to remove the blade assembly and clean out the area around the unit and than reassemble the blades and see what happnes ok if not you will need to remove the entire unit and see what is making the unit malfunction. ok
best regards michael
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
In most units, there is a 'splash shield' that is held in place by friction only that can be easily removed. This creates the extra space (for my hand at least) to reach down into the unit to clear any hard objects. If you have pebbles in the basket of the unit, you should be able to remove them by hand without further disassembly. If you find nothing to remove, then the noise comes from elsewhere (bearing, blades) since anything that has managed to get out of the basket, won't make noise any more.
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
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.
Posted on Oct 04, 2010
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