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Jammed, what kind of allen tool should I use?

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Just use broomstick. Otherwise allan wrench I think 1/4" size fit into slot on bottom. Buy several sizes and check which works.
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Something probably jammed the disposer and tripped the overload. Look on the bottom of the disposer for a red reset button and push it in. Try to run the disposer. If it trips again, there is probably something jamming it.
Make sure the switch is OFF, then try to find the allen wrench that came with the unit and insert it in the hex hole in the bottom center of the disposer and turn it back and forth until it breaks free what ever was jamming it.
If you can't find the allen wrench that came with the unit, if I remember correctly, it's a 1/4" allen wrench, available at most any place that sells tools.
If you still have no power, go the your main circuit breaker panel and look for a breaker that has tripped. Turn it OFF then back ON.

It's possible the switch is bad but not likely. It's possible the motor is bad, but again, not as likely as just being jammed or just needs reset.

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