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Garbage disposal does not work

Motor sounds like it is stuck. Cranked it from the bottom and reset but still does not work. Need to know how to take it apart

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1) Copy following link for instructions manuals and parts sellers.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

2) Parts and motors are not available for all brands.
Waste king has long warranty.
Other brands have 1-5 year warranty.

3) Check outlet has 80% rated voltage

4) Motor start capacitor might be out if you can get it to run by rotating the cutter disk. Otherwise the motor or wiring is probably is bad.

5) Recommend installing new disposal if old one is older than 4-5 years. Because the insides will rust away from constant exposure to moisture.

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SOURCE: Garbage Disposable won't work.

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.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Resetting Garbage Disposal

should have came with a alen key use it. to loosen the blades that are stuck on the bottom of the gaburator theree should be a hole in the middle. Just fine a alen key that fits in the hole and turn it around and then turn it on should solve your problem

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Used reset button, the motor runs but the blades are not turning?

sound's like you have a problem with your drain pipe's. it is not normal for water to come back up.check the allen key bolt, located on the bottom of unit .insert allen wrench /key,and turn in a clock wise&counter clockwise motion to see if disposal is jammed.you also might consider some drain opener before it get's worse

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for the info. Unjammed it like you stated and used drain opener. Walah, it worked!"

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My checklist for garbage disposals:
(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.

This How-To seems like a nice one:
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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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