Just installed a new GE disposal ("disposall"). It's a 3/4 horse
GFC720F. It seems to be working, except when you first turn it on, it
makes a _really_ loud click. I'm trying to find out if this is normal.
It's like, what's the point of all the enhanced sound deadening stuff
if it's so flippin' loud when it starts? GE's 800 number was no use.
Anyone have one of these who can tell me how it ought to work?
The unit is brand new, never used. It is like something slamming
outward when it starts spinning, or maybe a loose connection between
the drive motor and whatever it's driving - like slack is being taken
I did find that it was incredibly more quiet when I installed the
little rubber thing into the opening. I couldn't believe it could
deaden the sound so much. I'm guessing it's operating as designed,
although I don't really understand why it needs to be this way.
Most disposals have a couple of metal parts that help with the grinding.
Starting empty they may slam outward from centrifugal force. Try putting
some garbage in and see if that stops the bang. Never had a GE so I don't
know if it is normal.
Most disposals have a couple of metal parts that help with the
Starting empty they may slam outward from centrifugal force. Try
some garbage in and see if that stops the bang. Never had a GE so I
know if it is normal. "
I agree. I've seen various makes of disposals do this too. But it's
usually only occasionally on start up, not all the time. Probably
depending on how some food left the grinding widgets when it shut off.
It seems to happen also if some small object, like a small pit has been
bouncing around inside.
The person was nice enough, but she was just some phone answering lady
and I could tell she didn't actually know anything. She looked in her
database for known issues and found nothing and then basically blew me
I just replaced my 3/4 horse Kenmore with another 3/4 from Sears after 20+ years
of service. The new one makes a LOUD CLICK! On startup. They new one has a
rotating plate of diffe%nt design. The old one had food-pushers or blades that
could spin 360 degrees. The new one has blades that click against structures on
their plate designed to stop them. I'm thinking that it might be too noisy for
me even though it might be designed to force things more quickly into the
grinding ring. IT ALSO HAS TEETH,v-shaped,two of them, one pressed up and the
other pressed down into this lower chamber below them spinning plate.where there
food exits from the grinder. The teeth probably grab and push, but it also is
less safe for people who don't refrain from putting their hand into their
machinery. I thought that free spinning design to be my ideal.
On Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 8:44:08 PM UTC-4, Diana Benobo wrote:
Even though the post you're replying to is 10 years old, thought I'd reply
in case anyone has a similar issue. I put in a Waste King a few years ago
and it also made a loud bang when it started up, which I assume are the
blades settling out. It's at it's worse when you fire it up empty for the
first time. With food in it, the noise is much less. Also, I think over
time it lessened, even when empty, probably because some crud gums it up
a bit. But you would think designers would realize that it's not a good
thing and address it. Insinkerator ones I've had don't do this.
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