03:07PM | 01/20/08
Member Since: 01/19/08
1 lifetime posts
I am a new home owner and when i bought the house I had a new garbage disposal installed. This was about three months ago. It worked perfectly until about two days ago. Now when I flip the switch I hear a humming, but the blades don't grinding. Doea anyone know how to fix it?


02:22AM | 01/21/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
depending on the brand it is some have a place underneath for a large allen wrench other types must be done from the top.

most likely it's just stuck and needs to be freed manually by rotating it forward or backward whichever works.

look down into it also with a flashlight and check for something stuck in it like a coin or something.

unplugg it or turn off the power before you put your hand down there.


06:53AM | 01/21/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1512 lifetime posts
Some require an Allen wrench to unjam them and others have a manual reset button located on the bottom of the unit.

DO NOT place your hand inside if the power is not disconnected


12:43PM | 01/21/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
forgot to mention the reset button. but if it's humming like you said,chances are the reset hasn't popped out.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Unless you live in a very warm climate, your lemon tree should be brought indoors in the winter and then returned outdoors... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon