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Insinkerator Badger 5 - Does not turn, just hums. Turned on and quickly rotated with hex tool and it started but would just hum with out the initial turning.

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If it turns freely with the hex key, but won't start,without help, you probably have start winding switch problems. As these are not very expensive, I would buy a new disposal. You can purchase a 3/4Hp for near 100.00 , so it isn't worth spending a lot of time on an old one, especially if it is older and corroded.

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I have a Badger 5 (5-81A). The motor is humming when it's turned on, however, the blade does not turn. The blade does seem to move freely. Tried reset and hex key but still nothing.


you have something stuck in it more than likely,, use the key ( unplug it first) and turn it backwards,, keep looking inside with a flashlight for the lodged object once you see it,, remove it,, sometimes the key won't work if its something caught in the blades themselves, so use the handle end of a broom or plunger with a wooden handle to push on the blade itself to turn the unit over

May 02, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Insinkerator hums when turned on, but does not start. Blades turn freely when hex key is used on the bottom


Look for the reset button under the bottom. This may get you going again. If not, you may need to replace the unit. Sorry.
Best regards, --W/D--

Jan 28, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Insinkerator badger 5: plate rotates freely but when switched on it only hums. The blades do nothing.


Hi,

The motor has gone bad


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.

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Sep 06, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Motor hums will not start until I spin shaft with t-handle allen wrench,then continues to run.


I have a badger 5 , 1/2 hp garbage disposal; won't run, just hums when I turn on switch.

Aug 29, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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I dropped a steel machine nut into the Badger 5 when it was running and now it is stuck. Motor still hums when turned on. Is there a way to open the unit from the top to remove the nut? I notice it has...


Hi, No, you need to drop the unit off of the bottom..
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

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Garbage disposle makes a humming noise when turned on. InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal


Did you also hear any clattering sounds when it started? If so, it is rotating. If not then this hum is the motor in the lock rotor stage. Did you place garbage in it yet? Always run cool water in it when starting it.

May 29, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Still doesn't run.


well, the impeller is slipping on the motor shaft, you need to remove the unit and see whats up

Aug 19, 2009 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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The blades on my Badger 1 insinkerator don't move. The motor hums when turned on. The reset button stays out when pushed.


You will need to free the blades by inserting the food disposal hex key or a 1/4 Allen Wrench into the very bottom of the disposal in the center. After inserting the wrench you need to turn it all the way in both directions to free what has the blades held up. It may be hard to turn but afterwards pull the debris out from inside the disposal. Hit the reset button and it will work. Do not keep turning it on until you free the blade and then reset.

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