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Insinkerator hums but does not gring. What to do? Tim

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Hey Tim. I can help you look into the obvious and perhaps most inexpensive problems to fix.
At the bottom of the ISE there is a hex type hole in the center of the bottom plate. This is for an allen wrench of the appropriate size, a wrench usually comes with the units when they are new. UNPLUG the unit under the sink and insert the allen wrench into the hole. You can now use the allen wrench to manually turn the cutting blades inside the ISE. You may find something wedged in the blades that needs to be removed, family silverware, dog collars, etc. As long as the unit is unplugged you can reach inside and clear any debris. You will also find a small button on the bottom of the ISE. This is a circuit breaker and does trip from time to time. You just need to push it in to reset it. But since your unit is humming, I doubt the breaker is tripped. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

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