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Badger 5 not grinding up waste

We moved into a home that sat empty for 6 plus months and I noticed that while the disposal seems to be running the food is not being chopped up. I don't think it is correct but the blades seem to be stuck in place, with the motor on they spin but do not pivot. Any Ideas???

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If the disposer has had a long idle time and those blades have gotten corroded enough, they could be stuck. You could try giving them a few squirts of WD-40 and allowing it to penetrate a while. Then grab the blades with a pliers and see if a twist loosens them. For this model the blade assembly is not available as a repair part, so you may end up having to replace the disposer.

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