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Thanks for the reply. If the grinder blades turn by hand (from “topside”), and a breaker trips even when plugged into a different outlet (w/o a switch), I guess that narrows it down to the wiring on the unit. Is it likely that there is a simple disassembly, or will I be pulling the whole unit, plumbing connections included, to examine wiring (or do the autopsy)?


Originally posted by Russ:
First check to make sure disposer is not jammed, then check wire connections in unit ( loose wire )
shorting out then last I would check switch. These simple checks might cure problem, if not, replacing unit is not difficult if you follow directions with new disposer.

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