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Garbage Disposal Not Working?

5 Reasons Why and How To Fix It

Stainless steel sink with garbage disposalIf you’re like most people, it can be frustrating when your garbage disposal stops working suddenly. When this happens to you, the first thing that comes to mind is probably, “How much will this cost me?” Before you start running around collecting repair estimates and worrying about hefty bills, take a minute and get familiar with some of the common causes behind broken garbage disposals. You might be surprised to learn that they are all things that can easily be taken care of without professional help — saving both time and money in the long run! Keep reading for five common reasons why your garbage disposal isn’t functioning correctly and how you can fix it yourself.

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Dead Motor

One of the most common reasons your garbage disposal won’t turn on is because the motor is dead. If this is the case, you will likely need to replace it entirely. An experienced technician can walk you through this process and ensure everything is installed correctly for optimal performance and safety.

Jammed Disposer

Another common problem with garbage disposals is that they may become jammed or clogged with food particles or other debris. You can usually fix this by using a broom handle or an Allen wrench to turn the blades manually to dislodge any stuck items. If this doesn’t work, it’s time to call the experts to diagnose and repair any issues with your appliance quickly and efficiently.

Tripped Circuit Breaker

If your garbage disposal isn’t working, it could be due to a tripped circuit breaker in your home’s electrical system that has caused power disruption in the area around the appliance. Resetting the circuit breaker should solve this issue, but if not, contact a licensed electrician for further assistance.

Leaking Disposal Unit

If water is leaking from your garbage disposal unit, it may need tightening or an entire replacement within the unit itself, or there may be some other underlying issue, such as a leaky pipe. Seek help from a NATE-certified technician to ensure proper performance and safety of your appliance in the future.

Clogged Drainpipes

Finally, if none of these solutions are solving the problem, it could be due to clogged drain pipes leading up into your kitchen sink, preventing proper water drainage from the unit entirely. You may require a professional drain cleaning to solve the problem so an experienced plumber can promptly diagnose and repair any underlying issues with your appliance.

Contact Classic Aire Care Today for Garbage Disposal Tips and Help!

Garbage disposals might not be glamorous, but they sure do come in handy for any home that wants to make cleaning up after dinner easier. And when it comes time for help with repairs and maintenance on your garbage disposal, Classic Aire Care is experienced and qualified to help.

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