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Model 2000 1/2 HP disposal won't crank. It sounds like it is stuck and won't turn. How do I crank it manually?

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Mine is doing the same thing! Did you ever figure it out?
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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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My garbage disposal won't turn on, and i've felt down there and can't feel anything blocking it...what can i do now


Check circuit breaker.
Check red reset button on side of disposal and see if it's popped out. It's under sink, next to wire connection on disposal.
See if electric switch has gone bad. Listen if disposal makes humming sound. Humming means electric power is good.
Use vacuum cleaner hose instead of hand to check for stuff inside disposal
Use wood broomstick and see if cutter disk rotates freely.
If disk is stuck, wedge broomstick against side of sink opening until disk comes free, or use allan wrench on bottom of disposal.
If electric power to unit is good, and reset will not reset or reset is not tripped out, and if cutter disk rotates freely, then disposal has gone bad.
You can continue using sink as long as there is no leak that will damage cabinet underneath.
I wrote ex disposal replacement steps from my apartment maintenance days.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7929008-replace_garbage_disposal

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BADGER DISPOSAL UNIT 5-81 SEEMS TO WORK, IT'S NOT STUCK BUT THE WATER WON'T GO DOWN IN THE SINK. ANY SUGGESTIONS.


Clean out the p-trap and tubular drain under the sink:
I wrote ez disposal replacement steps that cover how to take apart tubular drain pipe and put it back.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7929008-replace_garbage_disposal

Jun 11, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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The blades dont wok. it hums


Sounds like something is stuck in disposal, or disposal has gone bad.

Turn off switch.
Put wood broomstick into disposal opening and see if cutter disk rotates freely.
If disk is stuck, use broom stick to wedge cutter disk free.

If there are pieces of glass, metal or bone that need to be removed, use vacuum cleaner, pliers-taped-to-paint-sticks, coat hanger, pry bar, big screwdriver or anything you can get down into disposal. Disposals are usually not harmed by banging and prying to remove stuff, but it might loosen tubular drain pipes below.

If disk rotates freely, and it has electric power (humming sound says motor is getting power), then disposal is probably busted.

I wrote instructions for replacing disposal.
Click link below and it walks through replacement, with tricks we use to replace disposals:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t6995519-badger_1_2_hp_in_sink

Dec 01, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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I have a Badger 5 1/2 HP and it makes a humming sound when I turn the on switch. I've tried the reset button and it doesn't help. It doesn't appear anything is stuck. Any advice? Thanks!


Hi, Sounds like the motor just died
Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you to figure out what is going onwith your garbage disposal and why it is not working.

Garbage Disposal Clogged or Jammed heatman101

Sep 30, 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.

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

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


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


heatman101

Jun 23, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Large amonts of water does not drain from tub and spills on to the floor. I have a lg. single drain sink with an ACE model 2000 1/2 hp disposal.


is the disposal working? if it isn't turning then find an alan wrench and turn it by hand there is a place to do that on the very bottom of the disposal in the center. the disposal should work after that and unclog the sink.

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Garbage disposal won't work!


Check to see if the cutting plate is free and will turn-be careful and be sure no one can turn the unit on while you are trying to turn the cutting plate-it is located in the drain hole that the food goes down. If it is locked up, hardware stores sell a special tool to break it loose. It should not be too expensive. If the blade is free, the motor is probably burned out.

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