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My garbage disposal stopped working sometimes it sounds like it wants to start for just a second but it never does. should I buy a new one?

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If disposal is getting power and will not start, then motor has gone bad.

I wrote ez disposal replacement steps from when I worked apartment maintenance
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Garbage Disposal Smells


What can you do if your garbage disposal starts to stink up the kitchen? Because of the stuff that you put down the disposal and grind up the residue can sometimes start to create a foul odor that can be noticed in and around your kitchen. To combat this problem there are some general things that you can do and also some things that you and grind up in the disposal that will help to keep it smelling great.

One of the things that will make the disposal smell bad is if your dishwasher discharges through the garbage disposal. The food left after the water goes through will soon start to spoil and stink. Make sure that you run your disposal after the dishwasher runs to clean out the food and keep the disposal clean.

Some soft foods like meats and cooked vegetables will also tend to stick to the plate of the garbage disposal. These will cause a smell to develop after a time as they breakdown. To stop this from happening keep harder foods or foods that smell better for last to run down the disposal. This will help to clean the plate and keep the garbage disposal smelling better.

If you are going to be away for a long time, or you are having friends over and want your garbage disposal to smell good, you can use a lemon or lemons rinds. Cut up the lemon and grinds it up before you shut down the disposal. This will have your garbage disposal smelling great!!

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There are also commercially produced garbage disposal cleaners, deodorizers, and degreasers, that you and buy at most grocery or hardware stores that are made specifically for this purpose.

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on Feb 06, 2010 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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My garbage disposal makes grinding noise, as if glass or metal is in it; I've checked and checked and see nothing; what could be causing this problem?


Thanks, Geno_3245. Another thing you may be able to try is this:
(1) find your "garbage disposal wrench" - an offset Allen wrench designed to be inserted int the bottom of the disposal which was supplied with the unit (in a little plastic baggie) when the unit was brand new.
(2) with poweroff, insert the whench into the bottom of the disposal and use it to manually turn the impeller around a few times an see if anything pops loose.
If nothing comes loose, its the bearing screaming before it dies, like Geno_3245 says... so start pricing a new replacement.

May 11, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Describe how to use the garbage disposer- currently it doesnot work- humming sound, no grinding


Look on the bottom of garbage dosposal in the center you will see a allen type fiitting. I believe it takes a 5/16 inch allen wrench to fit it.Insert proper size allen wrench and turn it manually back and forth. It sounds to me like you have something in there that that is not allowing it to turn. By using the allen wrench to turn impeller you should be ably to free it up.Sometimes it helps to run very hot water thru it as you are trying to frree it up. If you can get it turning freely with wrench remove wrench and turn disposal on. If it still is not free try above procedure again. If it trys to start and stops buzzimg look closely at bottom of disposal there will be a small red button. This is a reset switch. Push it in and continue trying to free blockage. Hope this helps you. Thanks

Nov 10, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Sink garbage disposal not working! when I switch the garbage disposal on, nothing happens!


Do you hear a humming sound when you turn it on? If so, you have a clogged disposal. Check on the bottom for the allen wrench location recessed in the middle of the disposal. Insert the proper size allen wrench and you'll be able to rotate the motor back and forth (sometimes difficult at first) and eventually loosen the clog and free up the motor. If you're able to move the shaft/motor easily in the beginning and it still doesn't work you may have a defective disposal. If you want to check more thoroughly you'll need to check to see if you have power at the disposal when you turn on the switch. Use a electrical tester that you can buy at any home improvement store to see if you have power at the disposal. If so, and the motor turns easily when you use your allen wrench, you have a defective disposal and it needs replacement.

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I have a badger 5 plus and it started to leak water from the bottom of it. Please let me know if there's a seal I can buy and replace .


Hi,
A new seal costs more then a new disposal..


Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak and what can be done to fix it.


Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

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Sep 19, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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It wont turn on. It is getting power but stops after 10 seconds. Tried the red reset button but still wont work. Pls. help! Thanks!


Hi,
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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