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I have a Badger 7 G.D. unit. I was told by the plumber from Roto Rooter who recently came out to service the unit that to keep the blades sharp to put ice in the unit & turn it on. The ice was supposed to clean & sharpen the blades. I did this with a cup of ice three separate times. It worked first two times, but on the third try, it quit. I can't get it to turn on again. It doesn't hum or do anything. Water does run through it, but nothing else happens. I tried all the breakers on my panel & still nothing. Is there a reset button I should push & if so where is it? Help!!!

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  • barbrat_99 Mar 27, 2011

    Thanks so much for the reply. Actually, I already found it & after I depressed it, voila! The button was on the far side and out of view; but I figured it would be the solution. I felt around until I found it.

    This is a great idea for help with problem such as mine.

    Again, thank you & have a great evening.



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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
Look on the very bottom of the disposer. There should be a RED reset button on the bottom that you deprss to reset the disposal. After resetting turn on the disposal and see if it works.
See figure B on page 10 of the manual for location of the reset button. (It is obvious even without the manual)

Let me know if this works for you.

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