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Disposal only hummed so I pushed reset button. Now making lous clanking noise, did not find anything in disposal

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Take the thing back and exchange it.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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    Poppy Chulo Oct 12, 2010

    You can also try this first: Take you an Allen wrench and look underneath the sink. There will be a hole in the center of the garbage disposal that will fit the Allen wrench. Insert Allen wrench and turn left and right a few times to dislodge the toy or bone your kid threw down there. Then press the red reset button on the side of the unit. Now give it a try old chap. Still nothing? Well then its time for a replacement or exchange the unit.

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My garbage disposal is not working' only humming sound, no action. I'm not sure if I found the reset button. A red plastic, could be a button, on the bottom of my Badger was moved around, not so much...


There is a wrench that came with your disposal. It is about 1/4" and has six sides. Be sure it is turned off. Insert it in the bottom in the middle and move back and forth a few times. Remove it turn on the water and try again. If it hums repeat. If no noise press reset, otherwise it is working.

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Reset button not working


Try reset button on bottom of disposal.
Following link has full troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html
If reset will not restore functionality, check that unit is getting power, and then check that unit is receiving 80% rated voltage. Replace disposal.
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My disposer was not turning until I hit the reset button, now it clanks and makes lots of noise. Does it need to be replaced or is there something I can do to fix the problem?


Sounds like something in dispoal. Do not turn on.... reach inside and fill cutter blades. They located 180 degrees from each other. Could be something like pebble or such, move fingers. Along exterior to fill for objects. Reset button drops when jammed . Also wrench for turning blades from under disposal is usually located in fake drawer in front of sink which pulled from top will roll down. Insert wrench in center of bottom of disposal an moved and backward to unlock blades. Or will need Alan wrench.

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I get power through the reset button. No humming, no nothing. Is it a bad motor?


If i understand correctly, you tested the wires where they connect to the garbage disposal.
Those wires connect before the garbage disposal reset button.
If the reset button is locked in, then the reset is not popped out.
If reset will not reset, then the popped-out reset will push in but not click down.

If the reset is clicked in, and you hve 120V on the line, and the garbage disposal doesn't make any noise, then the motor is bad.
There are no replacement parts for garbage disposal.

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Water drains fine the unit runs but does not get rid of food


Be aware that your selected object you have a problem with is a hot water faucet made by insinkerator, not a disposer. I'm not sure what your problem is, but let's try to address the most common problems.
The disposer must be turned on and run to get rid of food. Does the motor come on when you turn it on? If it doesn't, does the disposer make a humming sound when you turn it on like it's jammed? If it makes no humming sound when you turn it on, first press the reset button on the bottom firmly. If the disposer then makes a humming sound, it's jammed. Read below. If the disposer still doesn't act like it has power when you turn it on, check the circuit breaker or fuse and try the reset button again. If none of this so far works and you still don't even hear it making the motor-stalled-buzzing-sound (open the cabinet door) then you should still check the disposer to see if it's jammed.
First, make sure you TURN OFF THE POWER to the disposer with the circuit breaker or fuse box. Now you need to check if the shaft rotates freely. On most disposers, there's a hole in the center of the bottom of the unit. You can insert a special disposer wrench or allen wrench into this hole and turn the shaft of the motor. It should rotate freely. You'll probably find the disposer wrench taped under the sink, or you can pick one up at a hardware store. If the disposer doesn't have this hole on the bottom, you need to go from the top. Remove the splash guard (black flappy thing) if it is removable on your model. Look inside with a flashlight for anything foreign that may be causing a jam like bottle caps. Place a broom handle against one of the lugs mounted on the wheel, and see if the wheel turns freely. If it doesn't, try to work it back and forth until it does. Then use tongs to remove the foreign object. After you clear a jam, it may be necessary to push the reset button again. If the motor became overheated it may take it as much as like 20 minutes for the motor to cool enough to allow you to reset.
Be aware that food usually needs to be pushed into the disposer manually, with a full flow of cold water.

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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?


The badger 5 has a dislodge device on the bottom right in the very center. An allen wrench will fit if you have lost the tool that came with it.

FIrts you will need to dislodge anything preventing it from turning. (Insert the right size allen wrench and turn both directions) The remove whatever comes loose after dislodging.

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

If the breaker is on, the unit is turning freely, and the reset button is pushed, then the next step is to check for power using a volt meter, to make sure the disposal is indeed getting power. If all the above has been done, the unit IS getting power then yes, the disposal needs to be replaced.

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Garbage disposal hum


Hi, Hit the reset again. It sounds like the cutter is lacked up some way. Try using a long wooden spoon ar something simular and see if you ca free up the cutter. If the cutter is free and it still will not work, you will probably need a new disposal. If you are getting no noise after you hit the reset, chack your breakers to make sure there is power to the unit. I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Vic

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