I remember this happened a lot in my old apartment, the maitenance dudes
would come in and fix it in a jiffy. Now that I own a small studio, don't
want to spend money - when I flip the switch I hear a "noise" but the
disposal doesn't work...as if the motor works but somehow it is stuck or
stalled. Any idea on how to repair?
In alt.home.repair on Sun, 17 Jul 2005 01:29:17 GMT "Zwanz of Never"
What brand? InSINKerators come with a wrench so you can turn the
armature from below, until the thing is unstuck. Do any other
brands still depend on a broom stick?
Turn the power off first, and if later, it no longer hums, it may be
that you tripped an internal breaker. There may be a red button to
reset that. What brand?
And it probably shouldn't have happened a lot before. You can't put
just anything down a disposal. Some things will clog it. That's why
God gave us garbage cans.
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Some have an socket on the bottom for an Allen tool. You just move it back
and forth until free. It is also possible to stick a broom handle inside
and catch it on the protruding wings on the flywheel and un-jam it.
On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 01:34:21 GMT, in alt.home.repair RE: Re: how to
They also make a tool that you can use instead of a broom handle that
works well. It's pretty cheap, about $3 when I bought mine 20 years
ago. They sell them at HomeDepot & Lowes in the plumbing department.
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