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Hello, Tell your husband to wash his feet some place else, OK. it needs to be cleaned. Don't put you hand in it, OK. On the top in sink remove the rubber flapper and clean it with soap water and vingear. Put about four large cups of ice and tuirn on the disposer. The ice clean out any stuff that in the chopping blades. Mix up a sink of water, soda and a little clorex in the disposer sink then let the sink drain and turn on the gargage disposer then let it run while water is running into it. Do a cleaning procedure once or two a month. couple of lemons, Clorex, baking Soad, this stuff will work great. It will make you disposer smell like fresh spring day but tell you husband to keep his feet out of the kitchen sinks. GB...stewbison

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Garbarge disposal stoppped up is there a reset button?

Red reset button is located next to wire connection on disposal side.

If blades rotate freely and disposal has power, and reset is not tripped or will not reset, then disposal is bad.

If blades are stuck, use wood broomstick handle down into disposal.
Wedge broomstick against side of sink opening and rotate blades free.
Or use allen wrench on bottom of disposal to free cutter blade.

I wrote ez disposal replacement steps:

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My mother-in-law's insinkerator shakes violently when turned on. She believes I broke it when I put some small watermelon rinds down it recently. Any advice?

You cant break stainless steel cutter blade, welded parts and steel ball bearings with water mellon rinds.
Even a metal fork should not break a garbage disposal ... the fork will wedge against the side wall and cause cutter blade to get stuck. Once the fork is removed, no damage is done.

If insinkerator is shaking, then either a bearing has rusted out, or the shaft has finally worn out.
The stainless cutter blade is permanently attached to a steel shaft that goes into the sealed bearing. If the cutter weld is broken, then the disposal will wobble. If the bearing wears out, then the steel shaft will wobble. If the steel shaft is worn down at the bearing, then the cutter plate will wobble. A tiny bit of wobble will cause the disposal to shake. A brand new disposal will vibrate.
Check date of purchase receipt.
Amazon shows warranty is 2 years:
If disposal is 3-5 years old then that is a short lifetime for a solid product like the 1/2 HP.
If disposal is 5-8 years old, that's a good run. 8-12 years is very good.
I wrote tips for replacing disposal from days when I worked apartment maintenance:
We replaced disposals every 6-7 years. Some never wore out. Others went bad right away.

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Fork got dropped in the disposaland it locked up what do i need ot do to fix this thanks in advance kimberly_p_

what you are going to have to do is first trip the breaker for the disposal
next if you can find a garbage disposal tool insert it in the middle hole and push on it not down but towards the back of the sink
orif you do not have a tool get a long skinny bar like a crow bar insert it in the disposal and get it to go behind one of the chopping blades and push the bar to make the blade turn the opposite way the disposal works normally it is counterclockwise this will free the fork now just turn on the power for the disposal and start and it should be ok
Hope this is very helpful
best regards michael

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Sorry to have to tell you this but Remington has gone bankrupt. The unit only had a one year warranty on them and when they broke, a new unit was sent to replace the broke one. It was considered a throw away unit.
Sorry for the news but that is part of being in a "disposable" society.
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