Question about Microwave Ovens
Turn the garbage disposal on and off quickly and check to see if it has power. If it hums, the power is on. Move on to step 3. If it doesn't hum, it may have overheated and tripped a circuit breaker. Move on to step 2.
Restore power to the machine. Most disposals have an overload switch that trips when the motor starts to overheat. To reset the switch, look for a small red button on the bottom of the housing, and if it's there, push it in. If your disposal doesn't have an overload switch or the machine still won't run after you reset the switch, reset the circuit breaker that serves the disposal.
Clear the jam from underneath. On many disposals, you can insert a 1/4-inch (6-mm) Allen (hex) wrench into the bottom of the housing and manually move the motor shaft and flywheel to dislodge the jam. If your disposal has an opening for an Allen (hex) wrench, insert the wrench and move it back and forth until the motor and flywheel turn freely.
Press the end of a short broomstick against one of the impellers, and jab in one direction and then the other until it breaks loose.
This should fix the problem.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
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