GARBAGE DISPOSAL WOES

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    • #276495
      Avatar photoscottpaul

        I HAVE AN IN-SINK-ERATOR DISPOSER. WHEN TURNED ON IT RUNS BRIEFLY THEN STOPS. I`VE CLEANED AND IT ROTATES FREELY. HIT RESET, STARTS THEN STOPES. HELP !!! THANKS MARC IN YAKIMA, WA.

      • #294255
        Avatar photoRetired plbg1
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          Sounds like a el.problem.

        • #294256
          Avatar photoSelgas
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            Sounds like the motor’s thermal fuse is blowing meaning that the motor is either loading up when running or the brushes in the motor are in need of attention.



            Selgas Services Ltd
            Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

          • #294257
            Avatar photoajh7676
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              Okay, how about this one. The other day I accidentally let a shot glass slip by me and fall down the sink as the disposal was running. There is a large amount of glass still in the unit. Could anyone provide step-by-step illustrated diagrams as to how to take it apart? OR. Detailed instructions? Thank you to anyone that can help. Tony Helfrich

            • #294258
              Avatar photoMike McCoy
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                Make sure the unit is off and vacuum the glass out.You might take a screwdriver and a flashlight and dislodge any large pieces and again vacuum and then grind up the remaining small pieces

              • #294259
                Avatar photoRetired plbg1
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                  Get the name and see if they have web site are go to search and look it up.

                • #294260
                  Avatar photonicktheplumber
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                    Re: the disposal that runs briefly then shuts down…
                    You mentioned you had to press the “reset” button to get it to run again (briefly, I presume, before it shut down again).

                    Would you by any chance be referring to the reset button on a GFI outlet?

                    If you have the unit plugged into a GFI outlet, it will trigger the GFI breaker in the outlet. GFI outlets are not intended to supply appliances such as refrigerators and garbage disposals that have motors that draw large currents on start up.

                    I suspect that this is your problem, as I have seen it many times. If that is not your set-up, you have a problem with the disposal motor and need to replace the unit.

                    NtP

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