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Our Badger garbage disposal is filled with water, won't empty out, just keeps running and spinning water around in the sink. We've tried the reset button, unplugging and plugging back in and a plunger. Any other ideas. Thanks so much.

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Sounds like the unit is fine but I think you have a plugged drain.Put an empty bucket under the trap and take it apart.Next remove the tailpiece from the disposal and clean it out.If everything is clean and you can't find the clog you will need a drain snake to remove the clog in the drain pipe.Good luck.

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