This model GFC700 disposal is the same age as our house - about 15 years.
Two days ago, it made an unusual sound when running, a more high-pitched
noise than normal. Then yesterday, my wife said while it was running it
made a CLUNK sound and quit.
The unit rotates freely (with a hammer handle inserted into it). The reset
button has been pushed - it did not seem to be activated, though.
Any thoughts on what could be wrong? Time to get a new one?
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Nope, not the breaker. It's on the same breaker as the dishwasher, which
still works. Checked the breaker anyway, and it wasn't tripped. Cycled it
anyway. No change. But thanks for the suggestion.
I already visited the appliance aid web page, and that's where I saw the
suggestions about turning it by hand, pushing the reset, etc.
Check/confirm 110-120 volts AC comming into the unit with a volt meter
and power there = a problem inside the disposal itself and then you can
weight the pros and cons....take apart the old unit for possible repair
( switch, burnt wires, cooked motor ) or replace the unit with a new
Appliance Repair Aid
Check the power where the unit plugs in, assuming it's not hard wired to be
sure that's not the problem. I just replaced my 16 year old Badger 5
disposal. The chamber was really corroded and pitted and it was making a lot
of noise. I think after 15 years it's time for a new one.
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