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It sounds like your sink may be clogged. Try Draino or another such product and/or a plunger

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Where is reset button on gemline garbage disposal


To reset garbage disposal follow these simple instructions:
  • Make sure that the disposal switch is in the "OFF" position.
  • Gently press the red button in to reset garbage disposal. ...
  • Turn on a cold stream of water and turn the disposal switch to "ON" position, the disposal should now run again
How to Reset Garbage Disposal InSinkErator

Oct 14, 2017 | Electrical Supplies

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Cleaning and preserving a garbage disposal


Once a week or so turn the tap on at the sink and turn the disposer on. Then drop a cup of ice in the disposer. The ice will remove any grime and build up and the water will wash it all down the drain.

on Feb 20, 2015 | Garbage Disposals

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Backed Up Kitchen Double Sink Fix with Garbage Disposal- Quick and Simple Fix


Here's how to fix a backed-up double sink (running water down one side/sink causing dirty water to well up out of the drain on the other side, with slow or no emptying). Note that this quick-and-easy tip only works if you have a functioning garbage disposal.

What you will need: a stopper, and possibly a clean toilet plunger (the cup-shaped kind that stands on its own, not the kind that is bulb-shaped)

Stopper up the side in which the water is rising up out of the drain. Make sure you hold down the stopper as well; if you don't, the stopper will shoot up on a geyser of dirty water when you perform the next step. Once you have the stopper in place and are holding it down, run water on the other side/sink and turn on the garbage disposal. Once you have done that for a reasonable amount of time, shut off the garbage disposal and water, and unstopper* the other side. Run water on both sides to make sure everything is draining properly. Doing this should save you the hassle of taking the pipes apart or plunging one side repeatedly to clear the clog.

*Note: If the stopper is stuck, place the plunger so it completely covers the opening the stopper is stuck in and give it two good plunges. The plunger should create a vacuum that will suck out the stopper, and is more effective than you trying to pry or pull on it. Do this ONLY after you have shut off the garbage disposal and water.

What is happening is that there is a clog in your pipes. When water goes down one side, it hits the clog somewhere in the pipes, has nowhere to go, and gets pushed back up the pipe leading to the other side of the double sink. By stopping up the side without the garbage disposal, you are creating a barrier preventing the water from coming back up. At the same time, the garbage disposal running on the other side is forcing the water down. Since the water now cannot escape up the stoppered side, it has nowhere to go but down, forcing the clog out with it.

on Jun 28, 2014 | Home

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Our new kenmore garbage disposal shoots the water up rather than sucking it down


Check the drain is not clogged.
Does sink opening have splash guard?
Check that plumbing is vented as required by code:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html#slow

Gene h

Mar 23, 2014 | Kenmore 3/4 hp Food Waste Disposer

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I have a brand new garbage disposer and was surprised that it was so quiet. I've been in homes with a disposer and they are noisy and the water and scraps get sucked down the drain quickly, but m


You're complaining that the garbage disposal is working quietly?
Most folks complain the opposite.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

Look down opening and see if blade is spinning rapidly.
Check that disposal eats lettuce leaves and carrots.
Otherwise you have good disposal.

Nov 21, 2012 | Badger 5 All Insinkerator 76037h 1/2 Hp...

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Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor


If you have a garbage disposal and you find that it is leaking then you need to first of all figure out where exactly the water is coming from. The reason is that depending on where it is leaking from will determine whether it is easily fixable or if it would be better to just replace the entire garbage disposal.

With this is mind the best way to find the leak is to put the plug in place and fill the sink with water. Then place a food coloring or non-toxic dye into the water. Red often is a very easy color to spot under your sink. Then let the water down the sink with the disposal running. If the water runs down the side of the garbage disposal then you have a leak at the seal where the garbage disposal hooks up to the sink. This can easily be fixed by removing the garbage disposal, cleaning the old plumbers putty off of the ring and sink bottom, and then reinstalling the garbage disposal.

If you do not see any water coming down the sides, but it comes out the drain pipe, then the drain may be clogged and/or the seals for the drain piping are bad. The seals can easily be tightened. They may have come loose from the vibration of the motor or just the expansion and contraction that occurs from hot and cold water going down the drain lines. If the drain lines are clogged a garbage disposal safe drain cleaner can be used or the drain can be taken apart, cleaned and snaked.

If you have the dreaded water coming out of the bottom of the garbage disposal then you have the worst problem. The internal seals that are to prevent the water coming into the motor where the shaft goes through to the actual grinding chamber have deteriorated to the point where they no longer keep the water from coming into the motor. The water will make its way down through the motor and run out the weep hole or the reset button.
These seals are replaceable, but a new motor is needed for a complete fix on many garbage disposals. Because of this, many times the parts to repair this leak will be at least 75% the cost of a new garbage disposal. This makes repairing your garbage disposal, not a very good option. Replacing the whole unit is often the best way to go to make sure you have a fix that will last for a longer period of time.

That should cover all of the potential ways that your garbage disposal can leak. Hopefully you are able to pinpoint the leak and make the correct call to fix your leaking garbage disposal.

on Sep 23, 2010 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Garbage Disposal Ace 2000 model 47982.... The water won't drain out of it and the sink is backed up and hasn't gone down for a whole day now. It seems like the blades are turning. I've been...


Hi David,

Are the blades actually turning or is just the motor running?
First, turn off the power to the disposal at the circuit breaker. Do not put your hand in until you do this.

If you hear the motor running, but not the blades, then the blades are jammed. On most disposers you can put an allen wrench in an opening under the unit and move the blades. If the blades move freely, then your drain line is probably plugged.
If the motor runs, but the blades don't and they will move freely by hand, then the disposal needs repair.
If the blades are jammed with food, you can clear the jam with your hand and the allen wrench trick from underneath.
Once the disposer is freed up, run cold water down the drain for a few minutes to harden any grease build up inside. Then running the disposer should get rid of the hardened grease.
By the way, most disposers have a reset button on the bottom of the motor should your disposer jam and turn off or trip your breaker.

Orange peels, etc. will not harm your disposer. A good way to keep it clear is to put egg shells down it periodically. The shell action will scrape junk off the inside of the disposer.

You can also keep the disposer clean of grease buildup by pouring some baking soda in the disposer followed by a mix of hot water and vinegar.

Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate a 4 thumbs up. Thanks,

Handie Andie

May 06, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Garbage disposal seems to work **** water down put when you turn the swich off water come back into the sink fast


You have some type of obstruction in your drain. There is enough force to push the water in the drain, perhaps even raising the level up into the vent line. When you switch off the disposal, then it rushes back into the shink. Disconnect drain line and run a snake into the drain.

Aug 07, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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What is wrong with my garbage disposal is blowing water the wrong water upward instead of sucking the water down


That would happen if the water going down by gravity gets blocked or partially blocked.   If you have older galvanized drain pipes rust and a gelatin type or clay type deposit will eventually block most of the pipe of any horizontal drain pipe.  Hair, food particles, or perhaps tree roots farther down the line will slow down water flow so that the waste water would back up the sink.

Nov 10, 2009 | Buck In-Sink-Erator BADGER 5XP BADGERVEXP...

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Disposal blade locked up after finding bone piece


You need to purchase a garbage disposal wrench. It has a Tee at the top and extends down to a pivot with a large forked head. Drop this down and turn the blades until they start to move. Remove the wrench, run hot water and turn on your disposal. Both blades should now be free. There also might be a red reset button on the bottom.

Jul 04, 2009 | Buck In-Sink-Erator BADGER 5XP BADGERVEXP...

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