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Rose stem clippings have clogged my Badger 5 in sink erater. How can I relieve this?

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With power turned off and disposal unplugged (reach under sink), remove any rubber dampers in the throat of the sink drain by pulling on it.

Then, reach you hand into the disposal and remove any clippings that you can by hand.

Get a wooden dowel, like a broom handle or plunger handle, and lever against the cutter plate of the disposal and the side of the sink drain to get the disposal cutter plate to turn. Try both ways.

Once free, plug unit back in and try to run it. DO NOT PLACE YOUR HANDS NEAR THE DISPOSAL SINK OPENING! WATCH FOR FLYING OBJECTS COMING OUT OF THE DRAIN.

If all runs clear, replace the rubber part in the drain.

If it doesn't run clear, and the disposal hangs up again, repeat all of the above.

If disposal quits, there is a red reset button on the bottom that can be pressed to reset after the motor cools for about 15 minutes.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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