FAQ'S - Garbage Disposals
Garbage Disposal problems can be plumbing, electrical or appliance. If the disposal doesn’t work at all – no *hum* or any sound, then push the red (reset) button on the bottom of the disposal. If that doesn’t work, check the breaker in the electrical panel. If the unit *hums* but doesn’t turn then you can try un-sticking it… Some units come with a wrench that you can use to turn the cutter flywheel from the bottom. (An Allen wrench will work). Or, use a *plumber’s friend*, broom handle – something with a handle, and stick it in the disposal and try to turn the cutting wheel around. In effect – unstick it. If the unit doesn’t respond to the above, it’s time for an appliance repair man or replace the unit.