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No power to in sink erator; washrage chewed up

Where is red button on in sink erator? If a washrag was stuck in it, but entirely chewed up and no pieces to get hold up to pull out, what is the solution:? Initially, did not realize washrag was stuck. Turned disposal on; worked fine for a few seconds, then completely shut down. No noise, go grinding, no power. NOTHING. Later it was discovered a washrag was taken in, but after pulling out a few chewed ends, there was nothing to grab hold to.

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Sometimes Maufactors Put The Reset Button In The Far Bottom Of The Unit If You Find Button Some Do Not Have One on Them You May Check And See If It Is Wired on Its Own Curcuit It May Have tripped The Beaker In The Main House Service Panel

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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