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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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Badger 1/2 hp in sink erator (garbage disposal) steady stream leaks from the bottom near the reset button. It appears to be coming from a drain outlet (a small hole, dia. approx size of smallest screw ),...


You might be able to buy time filling hole with epoxy or silicone caulk and let dry for 2 days.
10-year old garbage disposal had a good run.
Disposal will need to be replaced at some point.

When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same brand disposal.
That way we didn't have to change out sink basket.
How to: Disconnect p-trap and tailpiece going into disposal.
Rotate connector disk clockwise that holds disposal to sink basket.
Before installing new disposal.
Attach electric wire to new disposal.
Attach dishwasher tube to new disposal. Knock out plug inside dishwasher opening.
Push new disposal up into place, and attach to old sink basket with new connector disk.
Use new connector washer.
Re-assemble tubular pipe.

If this is your home, you want new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
Buy a tub of plumbers putty also.
Remove old sink basket and clean opening.
Put finger-size roll of plumbers putty around sink opening, and then push new strainer basket into plumbers putty.
Tighten basket from below, wipe away excess putty around sink opening.
Install new disposal as described above.
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Tips for tubular pipes:
When taking apart tubular pipes, start at p-trap and take apart as few pieces as needed to do job.
On image below, loosen both upper and lower nuts, trap falls loose, and then work on disposal.
Any tubular drain pipe that gets moved while working under sink needs to be disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled.
Metal pipes have rubber washer >> always use new rubber washers.
Plastic pipes have plastic washers > plastic washers can be cleaned and re-used.
Plastic washers have flat side that goes toward nut, tapered side away from nut.
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When reassembling tubular pipe, we use rectorseal on washers and joints.
Apply good amount on washer just before pushing washer in place and attaching nut.
Rectorseal will ensure tubular drain pipes won't leak.
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After I installed my Badger 5 my dishwasher would not drain. Is there a plug in the dishwasher port on the side of the disposal and how do I remove it?


There is often a plug in the ISE as many people use them without have a dishwasher connected to them. Quite often it is just a thin plastic membrane that can be knocked out with a screwdriver. There should also be a note to this effect in your installation instructions for the ISE.

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Is there any chance that knocking out the plug could jam the machine?


Hi, No, but you can get it out with a needle nose plier...
Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you to figure out what is going onwith your garbage disposal and why it is not working.

Garbage Disposal Clogged or Jammed heatman101

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I would like to know where is the plug for dihwasherdrain plug located ot he garbage disposal


It's not guaranteed that your particular model will have a dishwasher drain nipple, but it does, it'll be on the side, near the top of the machine. If the disposer is new you must knock out the plug inside the nipple before connecting a dishwasher. If the disposer doesn't have a nipple, you can get a piece of pipe to fit to the non-disposer side of the sink where you can connect the dishwasher drain hose.

Feb 10, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Dishwasher wont drain


Sounds as if you did not knock out the plug inside the unit, where the dishwasher drain hose attaches.

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How doI hook up to dishwasher - How do I remove the cap?


you're already on the right path of doing what needs to be done. you have to use a long flat screw driver (or anything small and long enough to reach the knock-out) and punch/knock out the drain plug of the garberator. once you knock it out, you'll have to remove the piece that comes out of the plug. it's best to do this with the unit out on a bench or something though. (although I never remove the unit from the sink, but I've been doing it a very long time now)

good luck

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Removing dishwasher drain plug on a new garbage disposal.


The plug is thin plastic. Use a flat blade screw driver and a hammer to knock it out. I know this sounds primitive but this is how it is done. I have been a plumber for thirty years.

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Garbage disposal wont work


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.

Feb 15, 2009 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Dishwaher connection plug


From the dishwasher hose end of the nipple, insert a large flathead screwdriver or nutdriver and tap it with a hammer. They sometimes take a moderatly strong hit. It is litterally nothing but a plastic plug.

You will want to do this with the disposal uninstalled and the power disconected.

(doing it installed can potentially cause leaks.)

Make sure that you remove the little plastic plug that was knocked out from the inside of the disposal.

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