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What size allen wrench is needed for the badger 1

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well, the impeller is slipping on the motor shaft, you need to remove the unit and see whats up

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Jammed, what kind of allen tool should I use?


Just use broomstick. Otherwise allan wrench I think 1/4" size fit into slot on bottom. Buy several sizes and check which works.
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Jul 20, 2013 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL IS WORKING BUT THE WATER IS NOT DRAINING. I TRIED THE ALLEN WRENCH BUT DONT HAVE THE CORRECT SIZE. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT SIZE TO PURCHASE PLEASE


Use a broomstick handle down inside the disposal to wedge the cutter disk free.
Broomstick works just like allen wrench.

If cutter disk rotates, then clean out the tubular pipe that connects to disposal.
Remove trap under sink, and then remove tailpiece connected to side of disposal.
Clean out disposal.

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May 28, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Describe how to use the garbage disposer- currently it doesnot work- humming sound, no grinding


Look on the bottom of garbage dosposal in the center you will see a allen type fiitting. I believe it takes a 5/16 inch allen wrench to fit it.Insert proper size allen wrench and turn it manually back and forth. It sounds to me like you have something in there that that is not allowing it to turn. By using the allen wrench to turn impeller you should be ably to free it up.Sometimes it helps to run very hot water thru it as you are trying to frree it up. If you can get it turning freely with wrench remove wrench and turn disposal on. If it still is not free try above procedure again. If it trys to start and stops buzzimg look closely at bottom of disposal there will be a small red button. This is a reset switch. Push it in and continue trying to free blockage. Hope this helps you. Thanks

Nov 10, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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I have a Badger Insinkerator Model 5-81A. I put some asparagus ends into it to dispose of them. They were ground up but water is now coming back up when I turn it on. I have lost the directions and...


yes that is right. keep turning the allen wrench untill it turns easily. then push the reset hard and try it. you dhould hear the unit run. if its running and you still have standing water, the the drain lines have plugged.

Oct 22, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Motor hums will not start until I spin shaft with t-handle allen wrench,then continues to run.


I have a badger 5 , 1/2 hp garbage disposal; won't run, just hums when I turn on switch.

Aug 29, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Humming noise when turn on insinkerator badger 5XP, and it is not disposing food. After it is on for a while the reset trips


Your disposal is stuck. Sounds like something either fell in it, or perhaps a bone got inadvertantly tossed in. Do you own an allen wrench set? The garbage disposal did originally come with one, but it usually gets lost. The one that came with it will look like two hockey stick stuck together. In any event, you need one for the fix. There is a hole on the bottom of the disposal, directly in the center. Find the correct size allen wrench and place in this hole. Twist clockwise and counter clockwise until it is free. Once this is done, you most likely will need to hit the reset button on the bottom. Good luck!

Jan 18, 2010 | Buck In-Sink-Erator BADGER 5XP BADGERVEXP...

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The motor on my Badger 5 disposal was humming but not rotating. I cleaned out all the debris, reset it and now there's nothing - no hum, nothing. Is my badger dead?


The badger 5 has a dislodge device on the bottom right in the very center. An allen wrench will fit if you have lost the tool that came with it.

FIrts you will need to dislodge anything preventing it from turning. (Insert the right size allen wrench and turn both directions) The remove whatever comes loose after dislodging.

Then opush the red reset button on the bottom. Check the breaker that powers up the disposal, as you may have tripped it.

If the breaker is on, the unit is turning freely, and the reset button is pushed, then the next step is to check for power using a volt meter, to make sure the disposal is indeed getting power. If all the above has been done, the unit IS getting power then yes, the disposal needs to be replaced.

Oct 11, 2009 | Buck In-Sink-Erator BADGER 5XP BADGERVEXP...

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My Badger 7 just buzzes but blades manually turn.


well you need to take the trap apart and clean out as far as the badger if you can turn with allen wrench the it may be time for a new one they are warrentied it will buzz then throw the in line breaker a button on bottom just push in

Sep 10, 2009 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Won't reset


You should have a disposal key/tool, similar to an Allen wrench. If you do not have one you could use a 1/4 inch Allen wrench. Insert it into keyway at the very bottom of the disposal. You should be able to turn the wrench all the way in both directions. It sounds like something may be caught under the blade. After you free up blade by turning the wrench, it should reset. If that doesn't work, remove the power, then reset then try again. If that does not work, then you will need to replace the disposal.

Jul 17, 2009 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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