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Garbage disposal wont work

First i had a draining problem knocked out the plug for the dishwasher while it was installed and now the disposal will not work!!!! Help!!!

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    What happens if the plug goes into the disposal and you can't get it out? Will it eventually be ground up and gone?

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I'm going to ask a dumb question first. You didn't by any chance leave the plug in the disposer did you? I didn't think so but I had to ask.

Next I would check the "red" reset button on the side ot bottom of the disposer, reset it by pushing hard it should "click".

If this doesn't work look under the disposer and see if the is a allen wrench opening in the middle of the disposer, if there is get the proper size wrench (sometimes they are included with the disposer) insert it an turn the disposer counter clock wise, if this turns freely, the next step wold be to call the man.

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