Have an Insinkerator(sp?) garbage disposal unit in the kitchen.
Badger 1-83A with a power cord.
The kitchen sink was not used very often, and the disposal not run for a
while, suspect rusted 'solid'
Called 800 558 5700 and was told the wrench should enable to unstick [it
did not] and don't recommend using any chemicals. Probably have to
replace. Ok, so if I have to replace what do I lose by simply trying
Does anybody know some way to unstick this thing?
maybe muriatic acid to eat rust, or Whink, HF acid, or ?? I tried
lengthening the short 1/4 inch allen wrench to about a foot, but still
Any ideas? I even tried the 800 ft-lb 'hammer wrench' feature of
Rockewell's 3Rill drill to no avail. May have started to strip the allen
wrench hole, though.
My whirlpool washing machine motor ceased a couple
times, and was able to free it up and oil it. But,
that's a dry environment. In this case, I'd be think
to replace the whole disposal, especially one with a
You spelled it right.
90% of the volume of other brands are made by them too.
If you have to replace it, a small to medium (or big?) floor jack is a
great way to lift it up while you're turning it like a glass jar turning
into its lid.
On Friday, December 12, 2014 5:50:19 PM UTC-5, Robert Macy wrote:
I assume you tried moving it in both directions? If it's not just
rusted, but had something stuck in it, then it might only go in the
reverse direction. If that much force won't loosen it up, I'd say it's
shot. Unlikely even if you get it to move that it will free up enough
to work right or last much longer. If I were going to try something,
I guess some light oil poured in and allowed to sit for a couple days
might do something, but I tend to doubt you'll resurect it. Also, how
old is it? If it's 10+, that's more than you can expect. I see new
basic ones going in just 895 years.
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