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Model 2000 disposal will not turn and only hums when turned on

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    Is it jammed? Did you press the reset?

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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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SOURCE: My garbage disposal is not working. Making humming

Sounds like the motor is shot. Generally if the motor will turn then there is not much you can do. Check the warranty on the unit. Warranty varies from one year to 10 years. If it is over ten years old * would just replace it.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Disposal made loud grinding sound,

There is something binding up the garbage disposal. Make sure the power switch is off and trip the breaker for that circuit too! Use a broom handle, plunger handle or something similar and use it to try and turn the inside of the disposal. By prying between the sink opening and any raised surface on the bottom of the inside of the disposal with the broom handle you may be able to break it free. This sometimes takes considerable force so be careful not to smack yourself if the broom handle slips. It may take several attempts. Once you can get the disposal to turn, check inside for any debris that may have been forced back into the disposal and remove it before restoring power and testing the disposal is functioning properly. Repeat the process if it begins working normally and suddenly binds up again. There may be additonal debris in the unit.

Posted on Aug 20, 2011

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