Frequently Asked Questions About Garbage Disposal Repair

  • It's dead. No hum. Nothing.

    1. Make sure the outlet works.
    2. Look under your sink and find the outlet that the disposer plugs into. Unplug it and plug in a small lamp.
    3. If the lamp doesn't work, you have a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse in your home, or you need an electrician.
    4. If the lamp works, check the bottom of the disposer for a small red button. It's usually square. If it's popped out, push it back in again and try the disposer again.


Notes:

If hums but doesn't run, it's jammed.

See if your garbage disposal came with a small wrench. If so, insert it into the hole in the bottom of the disposer and work it back and forth. If you can't free it, you need a new disposer.

Still not sure what to do?

Give me a call at (315)514-0360 and I'll be happy to discuss it with you at no charge!