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Where is the reset button on the Badger 1/2 hp garbage disposal and where is the circuit breaker for it?

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Usually it is under the unit, red button.

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Garbage disposal


My checklist for garbage disposals:
(1) most disposals have a little red RESET switch on the bottom. Once the impeller will turn manually, press the reset button, and you may get back full operation.


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(2) 120 Volt wall switch may have burned out. They're only rated for 100,000 operations before they burn out.
(3) If the impeller is difficult to turn, you may try to use an "flywheel wrench", which is just an offset Allen wrench that fits into the bottom of the motor, and can be used to turn the flywheel manually, freeing the impeller and allowing the reset to work.
(4) The circuit breaker in the breaker panel in the basement may have tripped, cutting power to the switch controlling the garbage disposal. If tripped, turn off the switch to the disposal and reset the breaker.
(5) Disposal motor may have died.

This How-To seems like a nice one:
http://homerepair.about.com/od/plumbingrepair/ss/fix_disposal.htm

Nov 26, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Where is the reset button on the InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Problems & Solutions?


Hi,


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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Jan 23, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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The badger 5 has just stoped working


There are three possible things.
1) Circuit breaker tripped
2) Wall switch gone bad
3) Reset button tripped on disposal
Reset is located near where wire connects to disposal

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

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The reset button seems to be stuck on my badger 5 disposal. how do I fix it


Does your garbage disposal cutter wheel rotate freely
Get a wood stick or broom handle and put it inside garbage disposal
Use broom handle to rotate cutter wheel
If wheel is stuck, wedge broom handle against side of sink opening and use it to push the wheel free
Once wheel is free, try reset again

If wheel rotates freely, try resetting with power off
Turn off circuit breaker to make sure power is really off and switch isn't bad
Try reset again.

If reset will not click in with power off, then there is a short inside disposal, and disposal is bad

One last thing ... the reset may be bad.
You might open wiring cover and see if reset wires are visible and see if you can by-pass reset wires .... but if there is a short, then bypassing reset could be a serious fire or electrocution hazard.

Replacing unit
Insinkerator-brand disposals used to snap into the same sink strainer so all you had to do was disconnect old one and reconnect new one without removing sink strainer. Then buy a can of 'rectoseal' from the plumbing department. Clean off tubular drain pipes and washers. Re-assemble tubular pipe joints and brush gooey rectoseal on the washers when re-assembling so there is no leak.

The badger might have same easy replacement

Oct 17, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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I have a Badger 5 1/2 HP garbage disposal. When I turn on the power switch it just makes a humming sound but doesn't engage. Is there a reset button somewhere on the unit that might need a...


There should be a reset button (circuit breaker) on the bottom of the unit. It sounds more like the blades are stuck. Pull the plug on the unit and use an allen wrench on the manual blade turner on the bottom of the unit. If the blades are stuck, you will have to try and loosen them with the allen wrench. If you do get them loose, the question then is what was holding them. Could be debris in the ISE or something broken like a blade. Keep the unit unplugged when working on it.

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Badger 5+ quit. no sound no jam; got power to unit. 5 or 6 yrs. old. replace?


Did you reset the circuit breaker on the disposal? There should be a button on the bottom of the disposal unit.

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InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal: I have a Badger InSinkErator, it suddenly just sto...


Hi,
Here is a tip the I wrote that may help you to figure out what is going on withyour garbage disposal and why it is not working.

Garbage Disposal Clogged or Jammed heatman101

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Why is my garbage disposal leaking at the red dot on the bottom?


The 'red dot' is likely the reset button for the circuit breaker and if water has gotten past the shaft seals of the motor, it may present an electrical (shock) hazard unless that circuit is protected by a 'ground fault interrupter.' Since repair of these will cost more than replacement, I think yours is due.

Apr 26, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Is there a reset button on the Badger 5


Yes, on bottom a little recessed button should be pushed to reset the device. If the blade is stuck, the reset might not work but just keep tripping the breaker so you have to free up the blades with a broom stick or other item stuck into the disposal (with the power off of course) to turn the blades manually. Then try the reset button again. and hit the switch. Otherwise, check your kitchen's electrical breaker to see if it has tripped as well.

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BADGER GARBAGE DISPOSAL NO POWER


Have you checked the circuit breaker on the disposal itself? In the bottom there's a little button that resets the circuit breaker. press it in and see if that works. If the disposal is still jammed you should hear a hum.

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