If all of the sudden your garbage disposal has stopped working, we can help you. If you can hear the humming sound, but it won’t operate properly, it can be repaired by a professional. However, before seeking an expert’s help, you can follow these steps by yourself and try fixing the problem.
Try to reset the garbage disposal by pressing the reset button located at the bottom. If this does not work, then you need to shut off the power supply and look inside it for any foreign objects; plastic bread tie, coins or staple.
Do not put your hand inside the garbage disposal even when its switched off, try to remove the item with pliers or a grasping tool. Your garbage disposal might have a hex key jam located under the sink. Look for a slot at the bottom of the garbage disposal where the hex key can be inserted and then turn it back and forth to clear the jam.
You can have a look at our garbage disposal installation guide to assess if you need to replace and install a new garbage disposal. You can call us to schedule an appointment, and one of our experts can come to your house and have a look at your garbage disposal. He can then give you a clear assessment of the situation and explain to you if he can fix the problem or what options do you have if new garbage disposal needs to be installed.
In addition to garbage disposal plumbing, you can check out other Orange plumbing services when you call or book an appointment with us online. We also have a guide explaining all the essential garbage disposal cleaning tips to keep your dispenser in top shape.