Garbage Disposal

  • To clean the disposal, feed a full tray of ice cubes through it while running cold water.
  • To prevent stoppages, remember to run water during use and for at least twenty seconds after you finish.
  • Make sure rubber splashguard is not damaged or missing.
  • Avoid using a garbage disposal if you are on a septic system.

Garbage Disposal Quick Fixes

Problem: Garbage disposal does not operate.

  • Check for blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
  • If the disposal is plugged into a wall outlet, ensure the outlet has power.
  • On continuous-feed models, check the wall switch. On batch-feed models, check the stopper switch.
  • If the flywheel is jammed, free it using the supplied tool or a long wooden spoon handle.
  • Push the reset button.

Problem: Motor hums but unit does not grind.

  • Free the flywheel using the supplied tool or a long wooden spoon handle.
  • Push the reset button.
  • Call a qualified professional

Problem: The disposal grinds things too slowly.

  • Run colder water when using the disposal.
  • Only dispose of materials allowed by the manual