I have an Insinkerator garbage disposal, model 444-3. It's (guessing)
7-8 years old.
Today it just stopped working. It worked a bunch of times, then quit
The reset button on the underside could be pressed, but didn't make that
"click" sound or feel. Turning the unit with the large allen wrench was
easy - no resistence and the thing actually turned so easily that its
momentum would continue to carry it around after I let go.
I let it cool for maybe 30 minutes while eating dinner. It still didn't
work. Turned the breaker switch for it off, then back on and this time,
the reset under the disposer clicked. But the disposer still won't go;
it just makes an electrical hum.
I've called a repair guy but am wondering if there's a solution I've
Right now, I have packed the disposer with ice cubes, hoping that
they'll accelerate cooling the thing off, in case all it is is
overheated. Although it didn't get any kind of unusual or hard workout
prior to quitting.