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Garbage disposal hum

My disposal was making a weird noise so I pushed the ''reset'' button, when I turned the unit back on it made a humming sound and the disposal did not spin. Now when I turn on the unit it doesn't do anything. Please advise.

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Hi, Hit the reset again. It sounds like the cutter is lacked up some way. Try using a long wooden spoon ar something simular and see if you ca free up the cutter. If the cutter is free and it still will not work, you will probably need a new disposal. If you are getting no noise after you hit the reset, chack your breakers to make sure there is power to the unit. I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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My garbage disposal is not working' only humming sound, no action. I'm not sure if I found the reset button. A red plastic, could be a button, on the bottom of my Badger was moved around, not so much...


There is a wrench that came with your disposal. It is about 1/4" and has six sides. Be sure it is turned off. Insert it in the bottom in the middle and move back and forth a few times. Remove it turn on the water and try again. If it hums repeat. If no noise press reset, otherwise it is working.

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Try reset button on bottom of disposal.
Following link has full troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html
If reset will not restore functionality, check that unit is getting power, and then check that unit is receiving 80% rated voltage. Replace disposal.
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Copy following link for troubleshoot walk-thru:
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Check that unit is receiving 80% rated voltage
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Disposer is making a humming sound.


If your disposal is humming but not grinding then shut unit off and use a 1/4 allen wrench in the opening on the bottom of disposal in the center and turn it back and forth with the wrench till you get it freed up. There should be a offset wrench that came with the disposal for this purpose but if you don't have it a regular allen wrench will work. Try running hot water thru disposal while you are turning with allen wrench to help loosen up grease. After you get it turning freely remove allen wrench and turn disposal on . Hopefully this will take care of it but if not repeat until it frees up.
If your unit stops look on the bottom of the disposal for a small red button. This is a reset button. Push it and see if it will run. Hope this helps you. Thanks and have a good year.

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I get power through the reset button. No humming, no nothing. Is it a bad motor?


If i understand correctly, you tested the wires where they connect to the garbage disposal.
Those wires connect before the garbage disposal reset button.
If the reset button is locked in, then the reset is not popped out.
If reset will not reset, then the popped-out reset will push in but not click down.

If the reset is clicked in, and you hve 120V on the line, and the garbage disposal doesn't make any noise, then the motor is bad.
There are no replacement parts for garbage disposal.

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The motor on my Badger 5 disposal was humming but not rotating. I cleaned out all the debris, reset it and now there's nothing - no hum, nothing. Is my badger dead?


The badger 5 has a dislodge device on the bottom right in the very center. An allen wrench will fit if you have lost the tool that came with it.

FIrts you will need to dislodge anything preventing it from turning. (Insert the right size allen wrench and turn both directions) The remove whatever comes loose after dislodging.

Then opush the red reset button on the bottom. Check the breaker that powers up the disposal, as you may have tripped it.

If the breaker is on, the unit is turning freely, and the reset button is pushed, then the next step is to check for power using a volt meter, to make sure the disposal is indeed getting power. If all the above has been done, the unit IS getting power then yes, the disposal needs to be replaced.

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My garbage disposal is not working. Making humming sound when turned on. I tried to press the red reset button but to no avail. Also tried to turn the little dosposal wrench in bottom hole of disposal but...


It is most likely plugged up there is a clap with a butterfly bolt that you turn counter clockwise remove the clamp and have a trash can under it and wiggle it to remove the lower half of the disposal, when it comes off dump it out and clean with fresh water. Then with hands free of the pump turn the disposal back on, it if still hums the motor is bad and you will have to replace..

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