A garbage disposal is a wonderful convenience. It keeps your kitchen sink from becoming clogged and allows you to quickly and easily clean up food messes on plates and platters. But a garbage disposal is a sensitive machine and it can experience problems just like any other appliance around the house. If you are experiencing problems with your garbage disposal, here are a few common causes that may be at the root of the problem. Some are easy fixes while others will require the help of a plumber. |
One of the most common problems is a garbage disposal with no power. When you flip the switch to turn on your disposal, nothing happens. First, go to your fuse box or circuit breaker and make sure that a breaker hasn't been flipped. Also check for blown fuses. If the problem is the breaker, sometimes resetting it will solve the problem. You can also check the bottom of the disposal unit for a small red reset button. If your disposal is jammed or the motor has overheated, it could have triggered the reset button. If the unit is clogged, you'll need to remove whatever is causing the jam before you reset it.
A jammed disposal is a big problem and is usually caused by putting the wrong things down the disposal. Bones, utensils, glass, foreign objects, and high fiber vegetable matter can cause a disposal to jam. If you try these easy fixes and the disposal still isn't working, it's time to call in a professional plumbing service that has experience fixing garbage disposals.
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