Question about Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

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I broke my garbage disposal. While grinding a little too big lemon piece, it just stopped. I checked the fuse box. It was normal. When the switch is on, it makes no sound at all. On its body, It says:

I am not sure if it's Ace Hardware Brand.

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  • Harry Goh Dec 11, 2012

    I followed Mr. Len Wast's advice and it worked!!! Thank you very, very much!

  • Harry Goh Dec 11, 2012

    I solved the problem within 5 minutes after I post my question. I also solved my dryer problem recently. Thank you so much,

  • Harry Goh Dec 11, 2012

    Sorry, Mr. West, not Wast. :-)



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1) Open following link for complete garbage disposal troubleshoot resources:

2) Mr West's advice was probably a 'recommended answer' posted some time past, so he might not be able to hear your thanks.

3) Glad fixya works for you.
Others feel same way.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012


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SOURCE: i have an ace hardware

Get a flashlight get under the sink and look at the bottom of your disposal,there should be a small red button this is the reset,push it in,try it.
Hope this helped.Let me know by rating me or
for more help go to live chat.Thanks
Len West

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SOURCE: Removing dishwasher drain plug on a new garbage disposal.

The plug is thin plastic. Use a flat blade screw driver and a hammer to knock it out. I know this sounds primitive but this is how it is done. I have been a plumber for thirty years.

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SOURCE: badger 5 garbage disposer does not grind

Some say to put a load of ice cubes in and run it.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: My sink garbage disposal just stopped working.

look on the bottom for a little (1/4 round) probably red reset button - press it.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: My Ace 2000 is very loud, like their is a fork in


You are exactly right. Knife, spoon, fork , whatever. that metal on metal sound is produced in the flail chamber.

Get a flashlight and have a look inside.

Needle nose pliers can be handy for extraction.


Posted on May 30, 2010

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