Question about Electrical Supplies
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.
Posted on Apr 30, 2014
It sounds like the disposer has something jamming it. Try using the breaker wrench supplied with the disposer (or a suitable-size hex wrench) fitted into the socket on the bottom. Rock the wrench back and forth to see if you can loosen the jam. Another trick is to use a wooden rod (end of a broom handle, for example) to push on the blade to try dislodging the jam. Look inside with a flashlight to see if there is something that is easily missed. (I have found drink can tabs, coins and a shelf clip that way.)
It's also possible the motor starting capacitor inside the disposer or the motor itself is bad, in which case you would probably spend less on a new disposer than on repairing this one. But a jam is more likely.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
SOURCE: garbage disposal leak
Don to install a new one.
don't think it is a DYI and by the time you call for service it would be cheaper and use your DIY.
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Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: Resetting Garbage Disposal
should have came with a alen key use it. to loosen the blades that are stuck on the bottom of the gaburator theree should be a hole in the middle. Just fine a alen key that fits in the hole and turn it around and then turn it on should solve your problem
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
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.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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