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Dish cloth got stuck in garbage disposal, should I cut the cloth down as far as I can?? Or take the disposal apart? Thank you.

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SOURCE: Garbage Disposal backing up in dishwasher

Most dishwasher have a check valve at the pump to prevent water from backing into the dishwasher. If the pump is electric there is a rubber flat that may be gone or not working properly. If that is the case you need to replace the pump. If the pump is part of the motor assembly then the pump and motor will need to be replaced. One other thing to make sure of is that you have the drain hose looped to the top od the dishwasher and then to the disposal conection. Its called a drain loop and all dishwashers should have it. Good Luck

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

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SOURCE: How to knock out garbage disposal plug

Turn off the power source to the garbage disposal. Take the drain hose from the dishwasher off the connector going to the disposal (if connected). Insert a flat blade screwdriver in the drain hose fitting and tap a few times with a hammer. The plastic plug will pop off inside the garbage disposal. Reach inside from the top of the disposal to retrieve the plastic plug. Sometimes you have to use a little force to tap the plug out. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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SOURCE: garbage disposal (water won't drain out of sink standing water)

There should be an overload button somewhere on the bottom of the disposal motor. This is to prevent the motor from trying to run if the chopping blades are jammed, otherwise the motor would burn up.

First, try to move the blades with something like a broom handle. Using a flashlight you should be able to see the blades. there's probably three of them. try to make sure each one can move even a little bit.

Next, with the disposal switch in the off position, find the overload button and push it in, Then turn on the disposal switch and see if it runs. If the overload button trips off again, repeat the above steps until the blades can turn.

Let me know how this goes. Loringh

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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we replaced our garbage disposal and now when we run the dishwasher the overflow valve has alot of water running out of it onto the countertop. Did we forget to do something when we put the new disposal in? help we can't run the dishwasher without staying by the sink when the dishwasher rinses or pumps the water out through the dishwasher

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Backed Up Kitchen Double Sink Fix with Garbage Disposal- Quick and Simple Fix


Here's how to fix a backed-up double sink (running water down one side/sink causing dirty water to well up out of the drain on the other side, with slow or no emptying). Note that this quick-and-easy tip only works if you have a functioning garbage disposal.

What you will need: a stopper, and possibly a clean toilet plunger (the cup-shaped kind that stands on its own, not the kind that is bulb-shaped)

Stopper up the side in which the water is rising up out of the drain. Make sure you hold down the stopper as well; if you don't, the stopper will shoot up on a geyser of dirty water when you perform the next step. Once you have the stopper in place and are holding it down, run water on the other side/sink and turn on the garbage disposal. Once you have done that for a reasonable amount of time, shut off the garbage disposal and water, and unstopper* the other side. Run water on both sides to make sure everything is draining properly. Doing this should save you the hassle of taking the pipes apart or plunging one side repeatedly to clear the clog.

*Note: If the stopper is stuck, place the plunger so it completely covers the opening the stopper is stuck in and give it two good plunges. The plunger should create a vacuum that will suck out the stopper, and is more effective than you trying to pry or pull on it. Do this ONLY after you have shut off the garbage disposal and water.

What is happening is that there is a clog in your pipes. When water goes down one side, it hits the clog somewhere in the pipes, has nowhere to go, and gets pushed back up the pipe leading to the other side of the double sink. By stopping up the side without the garbage disposal, you are creating a barrier preventing the water from coming back up. At the same time, the garbage disposal running on the other side is forcing the water down. Since the water now cannot escape up the stoppered side, it has nowhere to go but down, forcing the clog out with it.

on Jun 28, 2014 | Home

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Something stuck in my garbage disposal.


Probably bad news.

Is the disposal just making a metal sound?
Or is the cutter disk wedged and stopped?
If the 'loose metal' is just rattling around, then it may be internal part that has come loose but not fallen away, and is rattling. In this case, the disposal still works, and you can use the disposal until it stops working.
Sounds bad, but that is fairly common problem.

Try the vacuum cleaner hose down into the opening.
There is no good way to get something out of garbage disposal if vacuum cleaner hose does not pick it up.

Use wood broomstick handle down onto the cutter disk and see it you can rotate it out, and then take drain pipes apart to pull out pience.

If they made a 10" long needle nose vice grip it might work, but there is no good way to grab the metal and then lock the grip because the tool is usually too short.

Aug 26, 2012 | Electrical Supplies

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What can i use to plug the dish washer port on garbage disposal


Cork caulked into place.
Stuff aluminum foil into opening along with caulk.
Cut off male end of garden hose, put hose cap on threaded end of hose, push hose over dishwasher port, and secure with hose clamp.

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The blades on my Sinkmaster 550 garbage disposer needs replacing. How do I take it apart and replace the blades?


that is a project I wouldn't reccomend. besides the "blades" are not really changable. The blades are a piece of metal cut at an angle and when they spin they grind the food by rubbing against a series of holes in the base.
if the disposal is not grinding the food, then its time to replace the disposal.

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My dish washer leaks water


The hose from the air gap on top of your sink to the garbage disposer is plugged.or kinked probably.Unless you have a new garbage disposer and the plug wasn't knocked out at the dishwasher drain connection

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Garbage Disposal has a humming noise. Motor is turning ok. Just not going down sink?


sound's like you have a blockage in your drain pipe's. take apart and, while you have it apart check the fitting right at the disposal

Apr 03, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Garbage disposal won't work!


Check to see if the cutting plate is free and will turn-be careful and be sure no one can turn the unit on while you are trying to turn the cutting plate-it is located in the drain hole that the food goes down. If it is locked up, hardware stores sell a special tool to break it loose. It should not be too expensive. If the blade is free, the motor is probably burned out.

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Our GE dishwasher does not seem to be rinseing the dishes very well, can you help? thank you


many things can cause washabilty issues: check drain line for high loop it should not go down right out of the garbage disposal it should go up first, too much soap and too clean of dishes at the beginning leaves soap residue,if you clean or rinse the dishes well before you even load them back way off on the soap.

Apr 25, 2008 | Dishwashers

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Cleaning screen filter for garbage disposal in dishwasher


You can't take it apart. If you do it will only get worse. Check to see if there are any holes or tears in the screen. If so, replace that whole part.

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