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The in-sink erator did not start , i reset the red botton , it is humming and the electric lights dims but the machine does not start

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If this is a unit you have used within the last few days, it may be jammed. You will need to turn off the power to the unit; then examine it to locate & remove the obstructing item. If it is not easily seen and removed, you may need to remove the disposer unit from the sink and examine it more closely.

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Your Badger 5 spins the blades counter clockwise. If you want to dislodge an item stuck in their, you have to spin the blades clockwise. I use the handle end of my plunger to do this. If it turns free with the handle, it should work when you turn it back on. If you don't hear it hum any more their is a little red reset button on the bottom of the motor housing you must press to reset it.

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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.
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The check for power at the disposal switch.
If disposal is getting electricity, then disposal may have gone bad.
I used to replace disposals, and some went bad right away, and some never stopped working.
Your disposal probably has 2-year warranty. Buy same brand and size and it will connect to same sink strainer basket without changing out everything.
I wrote ez replacement step from days I worked apartment maintenance.
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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?


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

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My unit was not spinning, seemed like no power after it would just sit there and make that humming noise. Used the wrench to loosen up (if any) debris. I didn't realize the little red reset switch on the bottom was not popping out all the way. After the wrench, I then depressed the red button and it worked fine. I would check to make sure your switch is out all the way before trying other solutions.

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