Question about Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

1 Answer

Initially, I turned the disposal on as I put some egg shells and other vegetable scraps down the drain. The disposal started up right away, but after 2 or 3 seconds, it shut off. No noise, nothing. Daughter later said she felt ends of dishcloth in the unit and pulled out a few pieces. Reset button on bottom and unit began to hum, but will not operate properly. Help!!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,723 Answers

There is an allen head screw right on the bottom in the center of the disposal. Put the allen wrench in and work it back and forth to free the disposal. Remove what ever you can from the inside. That should do it. It sounds like you're locked up.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/craig_3fa289bf857b1a3c

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to unstop kitchen sink with disposal. I have a septic system. water goes down one side and up the other side.


Yes. I am familiar with these.
You or someone will be needing to take a large bucket or some pans and put them under the sink and undo all the pipes and the drains and the garbage disposal.
You will find a plugged up pipe.
I have already unplugged my daughter's about 10 times in the last 10 years.
Usually, the problem is she has put something down the sink she shouldn't have.
Example: Egg shells. Will not wash down. Rough silage: Clogs pipes.
When you get it apart, you will likely identify the product causing the problem.
God bless your efforts.

Jan 12, 2016 | Kohler Model 10433: Fort® Single-control...

1 Answer

How to stop snails from eating my tomatoes


Egg Shells
Egg shells not only deter slugs and snails, they also act as a fertilizer. They are especially beneficial to fast growing plants like fennel, peppers, green beans and tomatoes. They deter slugs and snails in much the same way as DE.

How to use:
  • Rinse shells thoroughly and air dry
  • Place in bag and crush
  • Spread crushed shells around bases of plants

Make a Beer Trap
This method seems to be favoured by people I've talked to and in books I've read. The critters fall into the beer and drown - cruel, I know, but it's them or your plants.

How to use:
Bury a recycled pie plate, plastic container in soil so that the brim is level with the soil. Some people just place a saucer in their gardens. Fill with beer to near to top of container. Check trap daily to dispose of pests and refill with beer.

Sep 05, 2014 | Cooking

2 Answers

How to peel a boiled egg


While it is still hot/warm, put it in cold water, to separate the shell from the egg membrane. Then tap the egg on a hard surface, to break the shell all around. Then peel the egg ... and EAT !

Mar 15, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Chilli plant


Tired of sharing your vegetable garden with slugs and snails? Show them who's boss! Use these chemical fee remedies to cut down on their population.

You don't need pestisides to get rid of snails and slugs.
There are natural ways to get them out of your vegetable garden.
Salt, beer and egg shells will do the trick.
First thing in the morning, take you salt shaker with you to the garden.
Not pleasant to watch, but sprinkling salt on the slugs will kill them.
Slugs and snails aren't able to walk over crushed egg shells.
Scatter the shells around tomato plants and wherever else you notice they have been dining.
The next time you open a bottle of beer, open one for the slimy creatures in your garden.
Poor the beer into jar lids and place a few around your plants, flush with the soil.
They are attracted to beer and will walk right into the trap, drowning before they can escape.
Slugs and snails live under pots and rocks in the garden.
They lay eggs here too.
It is best to not have these or any other decorations available to them.
Another home of theirs are weeds.
Keep the slug and snail population to a minimum by regularly pulling weeds.

Jul 27, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Water did not drain from the bottom


Hello Cheryl, There are a couple of possibilities. When the dishwasher drains the dirty water it is a time based function. This leads me to believe it is a blockage or partial blockage in the drain hose.
Here is an example. (If your dishwasher drains into your garbage disposal) washing dishes you put scraps into the disposal and forget to turn it on after you are done. The disposal is filled with scraps this restricts the flow of dirty waterfrom the dishwasher. If the flow is restricted less water is being drained per second from the dishwasher. This is why the dishes still looked clean and there was still water in the bottom of the dishwasher.
(if your dishwasher drains into a drain pipe) there is blockage or partial blockagein the dishwasher drain hose. if the sink drains slowly the blockage is in the main line
Hope this helps
Joe Connolly

Nov 02, 2011 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

1 Answer

Garbage Disposal Ace 2000 model 47982.... The water won't drain out of it and the sink is backed up and hasn't gone down for a whole day now. It seems like the blades are turning. I've been...


Hi David,

Are the blades actually turning or is just the motor running?
First, turn off the power to the disposal at the circuit breaker. Do not put your hand in until you do this.

If you hear the motor running, but not the blades, then the blades are jammed. On most disposers you can put an allen wrench in an opening under the unit and move the blades. If the blades move freely, then your drain line is probably plugged.
If the motor runs, but the blades don't and they will move freely by hand, then the disposal needs repair.
If the blades are jammed with food, you can clear the jam with your hand and the allen wrench trick from underneath.
Once the disposer is freed up, run cold water down the drain for a few minutes to harden any grease build up inside. Then running the disposer should get rid of the hardened grease.
By the way, most disposers have a reset button on the bottom of the motor should your disposer jam and turn off or trip your breaker.

Orange peels, etc. will not harm your disposer. A good way to keep it clear is to put egg shells down it periodically. The shell action will scrape junk off the inside of the disposer.

You can also keep the disposer clean of grease buildup by pouring some baking soda in the disposer followed by a mix of hot water and vinegar.

Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate a 4 thumbs up. Thanks,

Handie Andie

May 06, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

1 Answer

I never put potato peels in but in the 3 months I have owned this house it has stopped up twice. Why?


The problem should really have nothing to do with potato peels. Even a cheap disposer should have no problem chewing up things much worse than that.
There are two main things that could be causing your problem: 1. Defective disposer or improper installation 2. Improper usage of disposer (more likely)
I've been known to put entire sinkfulls of waste down the diposer (mine is an ancient thing from the 70s), and I've had a clog maybe once. You have to be conscious of the amount of water that's going down with the waste. Ideally, before anything solid at all goes down the drain you should turn the faucet on COLD full blast and then turn on the disposer. The grinding mechanism is so fast that the disposer shreds the solids and blows them into the drain pipe at a very high rate. If there's not enough water down there to get thrown down the drain pipe with the waste that's when a clog happens. So don't turn the disposer on AFTER putting a lot of waste down there and always do it with a full flow of cold water. Feed the disposer gradually with the waste and let it run until it sounds empty.
When done right, the worst clogs can easily be dispatched with a plunger in three or four strokes. With a toilet the best way to it make sure the plunger is sealed good and plunger with short, fast, powerful strokes. When you unclog a disposer, the clog is almost always in the connection where the disposer discharges into the drain pipe because of the funnel effect. When you push the plunger down the water pressure will go up but the waste will compact tighter and resist flow even more. You want to push the plunger down and let it leak until you get it as far down as possible, then let it form a good seal and give a powerful upward stroke. That'll create strong suction and pull the clump of waste particles back, where they'll mix with the excess water and go right down the drain. If you don't have a plunger, you'll find that for some reason a soda can will work in a pinch.

Oct 30, 2009 | Buck In-Sink-Erator BADGER 5XP BADGERVEXP...

1 Answer

Blockage Maintenance


# Regularly remove any hairs that get trapped in the waste plug hole. # Keep small objects such as combs, medicine bottles and toilet rolls away from places where they could accidentally fall into the toilet. # Regularly flush the wash basin and bath or shower pipe work with hot water and a disinfectant to clear soap residue and prevent build up over time. # Don’t flush away large and disposable items such as sanitary towels, nappies or product wrapping as they can become caught in the drainage pipe. # Do not dispose of waste food scraps and cuttings down the kitchen sink. These are much better composted. If any items do fall into the sink pull the vegetable material out of the plug hole, do not try to poke through as you could impact the blockage making it harder to remove. # Never dispose of cooking fats down the drain system. As they hit cold water they will solidify. If there is absolutely no alternative you should dilute and emulsify the fats by mixing them with hot water and of detergent. Keep the water running for a minute after you have done this to keep a clear water flow. # For complete peace of mind, particularly if you are running a business you can request a regular drain surveys and get your drainage system checked regularly by a CCTV drain inspection service. This will give early warning of any potential blockages and also enables you to keep an eye on the structural condition of the drainage pipe work.

Aug 27, 2008 | Kohler Model 7202: Drain For Purist® Baths...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Logo

196 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ace Hardware Electrical Supplies Experts

handygirl911
handygirl911

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Craig Butler
Craig Butler

Level 3 Expert

1723 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4354 Answers

Are you an Ace Hardware Electrical Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...