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Tuesday, 07 December 2021 15:39

Garbage Disposal Not Working? Here's What to Check

Garbage Disposal Not Working? Here's What to Check

Under sink disposal
Has your gabage disposal ground to a halt, or are you unable to turn the unit on? First, for your safety, never place your hand inside the disposal when the unit is plugged in.
First, check that the disposal is plugged in. It's not uncommon for the plug to be pulled out when things are moved around under the sink. Next, if the disposal is plugged in, look into the disposal chamber to see if there is anything jamming into the grinder, such as a dishcloth or sponge. If there is somthing jammed inside, unplug the unit to turn off the power supply. Next, carefully try removing the object. If it cannot be removed without moderate effort, call Grand Lake Plumbing for service.
If you are able to remove the object stuck in the disposal, plug the unit back into the power supply and press the reset bottom located on the outside of the disposal. If it does not start after resetting, check that the circuit breaker has not been tripped and reset it of needed.

Slow Disposal Drain

A slow draining garbage disposal can be caused by a number of things. Assuming you've given the disposal enough time to run and clear the waste, you may have a clogged drain line. We recommend against using chemical drain cleaners in your kitchen sink disposal. Harsh chemicals can damage the disposal, cause severe skin irritation, and damage plastic and metal finishes.

Preventing Disposal Problems

To prevent disposal problems avoid grinding coffee grounds, starchy foods like potato peels and pasta, and hard materials like chicken bones and eggshells. Always run plenty of water during grinding and for about 15 seconds after griding to ensure all the waste residue is flushed out of the grinding chamber.
Have garbage disposal problems? Call Grand Lake Plumbing and Heating.
Last modified on Monday, 20 December 2021 16:03
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