Modern technology has provided many conveniences for daily life, including the garbage disposal. In most cases these appliances remain unnoticed until something goes wrong with them. When it comes to your Garbage Disposal In Rosemount knowing the most common problems can help you know what to do when they occur. These problems are highlighted here.
Disposal Does Not Work when Turned On
If your disposal does not work when you turn it on, you should check to see if there is power going to the unit. This will require you to check the fuse box or the circuit breakers. If you do have power, there should be a small red button on the base of most disposers. If the button has popped out, it means that the motor has become too hot. In most cases this only happens if there is a jam. Simply clear the jam, reset the red button and the problem should be repaired.
Causes of Garbage Disposal Jams
There are a number of culprits that can cause your Garbage Disposal In Rosemount to jam. This may be the result of food or other objects lodged in the opening. If you experience the jam, never, ever stick your hand in the unit. Instead, insert an Allen wrench into the socket hole that is beneath the motor. Wiggle the wrench back and forth to dislodge whatever has jammed the unit. If you do not have the socket hole on your garbage disposal be sure to kill the power to the unit and then use a broom handle or plunger to wiggle the plate back and forth.
In some cases there may be a leak in some part of the disposal. You should check the drain connection first, which will just require a rubber gasket to fix. However, if the leak is coming from the actual body of the disposal, you will have to replace the entire unit.
Knowing the common problems that can occur with garbage disposals can help you be prepared to fix them. If you are not sure of how to do this, call the professionals at Tim Lockler’s Appliance Service to help you fix the issue you have.