Disposal Repair Decatur

Garbage Disposals

 Disposal repair usually means just replacing your garbage disposal. In the past, you used to be able to perform small appliance repair and take apart your garbage disposal and replace parts. Now with the price of disposals and the way they are made, it is usually more cost effective to replace rather than repair. About the only thing you can do on garbage disposals will be to try and free a seized or stopped motor and perform routine maintenance.

Releasing Disposer Jam

If motor stops while disposer is operating, disposer may be jammed. To release jam:1. Turn off disposer and water.2. Insert one end of self-service wrenchette into center hole on bottom of disposer (see Figure A). Work wrenchette back and forth until it turns one full revolution. Remove wrenchette.3. Reach into disposer with tongs and remove object(s). Allow disposer motor to cool for 3 - 5 minutes, then lightly push red reset button on disposer bottom (see Figure B). (If motor remains inoperative, check service panel for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses.)

Cleaning Disposer

Over time, food particles may accumulate in the grind chamber and baffle. An odor from the disposer is usually a sign of grease and food buildup, caused by insufficient water flow during and after disposer use. To clean disposer: 1. Turn off disposer and disconnect power supply.2. Place stopper in sink opening and fill sink halfway with warm water.3. Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with water. Turn disposer on and remove stopper from sink at same time to wash away loose particles.

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