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Vegetable scraps in a sink with a garbage disposal.

Troubleshooting Your Garbage DisposalIf your garbage disposal is not working, there could be several reasons for that. This is a page about troubleshooting your garbage disposal.

 

Repairing a Garbage Disposal?My garbage disposal wasn't used for about a year. When I tried to use it, it was frozen up and would not reset. I used the tool to loosen it up, etc. Since I hear no sound at all, could it be electrical or should I replace? How can I find out?

 

Repairing a Garbage Disposal (Disposer), Man's hands holding a power screwdriver to a garbage disposal.

Repairing a Garbage Disposal (Disposer)We enjoy the convenience of the in sink garbage disposal until, that is, it stops working. Many problems, such as jams, you can repair yourself. This is a page about repairing a garbage disposal.

 

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Garbage Disposal Makes Grinding Noise?My garbage disposal sounds like it is grinding metal for the first few seconds then is ok. It does this every time.

 

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Burning Smell Coming From Garbage Disposal?When I run my garbage disposal I notice a burning smell coming from underneath the sink. This has been happening since I have lived here (4 years). What is causing this?

 

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Repairing a Leaking Garbage Disposal?There is water leaking from the strain relief plug on my garbage disposal. Will replacing the strain relief plug stop the leaking or should the whole garbage disposal need to be replaced? It is over two years old.

 

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Clogged Garbage Disposal?Like a dummy, I put tangerine skins with seeds into my garbage disposal. I turned it on and the light over my sink died as well as the disposal power. I turned the power off and let the water drain from both sinks.

 

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Disposal Not Working and Drain Clogged?My disposal has not worked for months. It stopped moving or even making noise. The reset button doesn't work and a hex wrench doesn't seem to fit on this model (I've used it on previous models). Also, the water will not drain. Sometimes I can get it to go down to a certain point, but not all the way.

 

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Clearing a Garbage Disposal?How do you clear a garbage disposal?

 

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Repairing a Garbage Disposal?It just makes a noise. How can I fix it?

 

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Garbage Disposer Making Metal Shavings?My garbage disposal is makings metal shavings under the sink. It seems to be working alright, but makes a mess under the sink. What causes this and what can I do to correct it?

 

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