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Maytag FB20 Food Waste Disposal Unit Magnetic Drain Plug no longer actuates the on switch Power is good, reset is in, magnets in plug still pull when tested. Can i instal a new switch

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

their are no replacement parts for your unit, the whole unit has to be replaced.

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    DILLIGAF Dec 29, 2010

    There seems to have been some mistake. ALL component parts are available for the Maytag FB20 garbage disposal. I'm certain this expert will be able to give you revised advice including where to obtain the parts and how to fit them.

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    DILLIGAF Dec 30, 2010

    As with most electrical appliances, a certain amount of technical knowledge is advised in order to carry out the repair safely and successfully. A waste disposal brings people, water and electrics into close proximity, so you may prefer to seek professional advice. However, whichever route you decide to take, parts for your Maytag FB20 are freely available from many suppliers meaning that repair is a viable option. It is unnecessary to replace the entire unit unless the cost of repair exceeds the cost of replacement - unlikely in this case.

  • Barrett Palumbo
    Barrett Palumbo Dec 30, 2010

    if you where to check, the parts for that unit, you will see that 80% of the parts are no longer available. and none of the available parts would not correct your problem...thanks and good luck

  • DILLIGAF
    DILLIGAF Dec 30, 2010

    While many parts are not carried as stock items, they are still available to order. Good luck.

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Install a new garbage disposal


A garbage disposal can be either installed from scratch or instead of an older disposal.

First of all you need to shop for the disposal that best matches your needs.
For example you should consider whether a noisy disposal would be a problem in your household, what kind of plumbing you have, or if you have kids or not.

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- If you have kids you might want to consider getting a batch feed disposal rather than a continuous feed one. The batch feed disposal is a bit more expensive but it is also safer for kids, as it requires the use of a stopper prior operation. While the continuous feed disposal starts running when you flip the switch on and will continue running a bit also after you switch it off. This can be dangerous if someone drops utensils down the drain or sticks a hand inside the disposal.
- If your plumbing connects to a septic tank you need a disposal made for septic tanks.

After shopping for the right disposal, you need to get hold of these tools you'll be needing for the installation:
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- Safety supplies: goggles, dust mask, gloves

When you are ready, the first thing to do before installing the new disposal is to turn off power and make sure nobody turns it back on while you work.

Now you can proceed removing the old disposal.
If the old disposal is attached to a dishwasher, loosen and detach the dishwasher hose with a screwdriver.
Then with the wrench unscrew the slip-nut connecting the disposal to the "P" trap waste line, putting a bucket under the trap to catch any waste water sitting at the bottom of the trap.
Remove the old disposal with the screwdriver and take apart the rest of the mounting assembly, including the ring on the sink sleeve, the sink sleeve, the flange, the fiber gasket and the old plumber's putty. Make sure to clean well the sink, the sleeve, the flange and sink opening from old putty and grime before installing the new disposal.

You are now ready to wire your disposal, whether it came with appliance wires attached or if you need to attach them yourself following carefully the manufacturer's instructions (after unscrewing the cover plate beneath the disposal and then screwing it back in).

The next step is installing the drain flange and mounting ring by rolling some plumber's putty between your hands to form a snake about half inch thick and 10 inches long and applying it to the underside of the drain flange. Insert the flange into the drain hole and press down to attach it. You can then snap on the backup ring, fiber gasket and mounting ring.
Use a knife to cut away the extra plumber's putty that will have squeezed out around the flange.

At this point you can place the disposal into the mounting ring making sure that the disposal's outlet is facing the drain pipe connection, and tighten it until it stays in place.
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You can now turn the power back on and run cold water into the sink, turning on the disposal to make sure it's working and to check if there are any leaks, and running some food through the disposal to make sure it grinds and disposes properly.

You can also use this video to follow more visual instructions and help you in the process.
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Make sure to mantain your garbage disposal in good shape by avoiding grinding certain items like hard shells from shrimps, crabs or other shellfish, unpopped popcorn kernels and hard bones, by avoiding fibrous or starchy foods like banana peels, celery, potato peels, corn cobs, artichokes, fruit pits and hard seeds like avocados or peaches, onion skins and egg shells, as they create clogs and membranes that will ruin the disposal, and by cutting down big pieces of food into smaller pieces.
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