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Garbage disposal clogged. how do i fix?

I was washing dishes and noticed the dispsal side of my sink filling up quickly. I Ran the disposal and it didn't help. The water from our kitchen goes into our laundry sink in the garage. When I checked it was Full of dirty water, I assume from the kitchen and garbage disposal. I unplugged the disposal and used the allen wrench to turn the spot on the bottom where it is supposed to go. Then I hit the reset button and plugged it back in. Now it is on continually when it is plugged in. I hear the motor making a loud whirrrr noise. When I flip the switch on and off it does nothing. Please Help!!!! Anyone know what I can do?

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The whirring sounds like the motor is running under no load conditions. Whatever has it clogged apparently hasn't gotten down to the motor yet. I know you are trying to avoid removing it but you may have to to unclog it. Some types have a valve that is solenoid operated between the sink and the grinder motor. If yours is so equipped then it will have two wires right under where it comes out of the sink. If so then this solenoid could be malfunctioning and not letting the garbage get to the grinder. If not, I would suggest you remove it and check it to see what has it clogged. That's about all I know to tell you to try. Sounds like the unit is working it's not receiving the garbage. If I can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me.
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Posted on Mar 24, 2014

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SOURCE: My Badger 5 disposal won't turn on...

Take the wooden handle from a plunger or broom and insert it in at an angle and pry in a circular pattern to free it up.
Also,if you can,Look inside and see if you can see anything that may be wedged in the blades.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Our Badger garbage disposal is filled with water,

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.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Metal nail fell into the garbage disposal.

Just above the motor par of your incinerator there should be 3 or 4 small bolts or srews that holds the main motor onto the waste chute TURN OFF THE POWER. Remove these bolts to seperate the motor and you should be able to remove the nail. Please, please make sure the power is off.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Disposal won't drain

sounds silly but try loading it with ice and turning it on if there is debris in it the shards of ice will help to clean it

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: The power was working fine but water was back up

Hi,

Check the reset button...


Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you to figure out what is going on with your garbage disposal and why it is not working.

Garbage Disposal Clogged or Jammed


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Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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