Helpful Plumbing Videos: Garbage Disposals

  1. Turn the garbage disposal switch ON. If you hear the disposal humming but not turning, it is probably jammed up.
  2. Turn the disposal switch OFF.
  3. Using the wrench that came with your disposal, turn the nut located on the bottom center of the disposal to loosen up whatever is jamming it.
  4. Turn the disposal switch ON to see if the disposal works. If not, try pressing the small reset button on the bottom of the disposal unit.

Bob Cole's Tips

  • Never pour grease or fibrous waste into your disposal. It may cause the drain line to become plugged up.
  • A leaking garbage disposal should be replaced with a new unit.
  • I recommend and install In-Sink-erator brand garbage disposals. They are well made and work great.
Please note that Cole Plumbing provides this information as a courtesy to the public and cannot be held responsible for any problems or issues that may be caused by do-it-yourself repairs. If you are uncomfortable working on your plumbing yourself, we strongly suggest that you contact a professional plumber and have them do it for you.

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