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Disposal wont work

Knocked out plug now disposal wont work!!

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Have you pushed the reset button on the disposal?

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The reset button might be around the back, depending on which side the outlet is located on. It takes quite a good push to reset it.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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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.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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Hi and welcome to Fixya,

I'd suggest you are correct in your suspicsion of the disposer being a likely problem.

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Now reach in the disposer and remove the plug you`ve just knocked out, reconnect the drain hose for your dishwasher and you should be good to go.

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

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