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Have the badger 5. I try pushing the reset button and still wont work. Can I try something else

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Hi!!
In the bottom center of the disposer (by where the reset button is). there is a hex shaped hole, where you insert the garbage disposer too, usually attached to the body of the disposer. If the tool is not there, use an Allen wrench, 1/4" I believe, to turn the disposer first counter clockwise to get it loose, and then clock wise to check if it got loose. Some times, you have to insert your hand in the sink hole and remove wherever object is making it stuck. Before you do this, unplug the unit from the wall outlet to avoid possible injury.
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