it is time to speak of one of the minor appliances of a home: the garbage disposal. It is one of those appliances we don’t think much about until they break down and start giving us problems like not draining the sink or not grinding the food that we throw into it. But when these problems start, we want a solution fast.
Problems with a garbage disposal can be stressful and annoying. The most common ones are that the garbage disposal turns on and makes a humming noise but nothing moves, and there is also the case where the garbage disposal is just not working at all.
When a garbage disposal is not working, as in it does not turn on or make a humming noise, there might be an electrical problem. It could be the case that it is not plugged in or that the circuit breaker has tripped. Check to make sure that nothing has bumped the plug of that the breaker is not tripped, sometimes this is the cause of this problem.
If everything looks fine in the electrical department look for the garbage disposal reset button on the underside of the appliance. This button will be popped out if the appliance has reset itself. To fix this press the reset button for a number of seconds, this should get the garbage disposal up and running again.
If none of these steps get the garbage disposal to start up again, there is probably a faulty switch or the garbage disposal itself might be defective. For this repair you would have to call a professional appliance company to repair or replace it.
The second problem that we mentioned was that the garbage disposal was not working but it was making a humming noise. If your garbage disposal is doing this it means that the fly wheel is stuck. This is a problem that can cause the circuit breaker to trip and the garbage disposal to reset. Now, it is a problem that should be taken care of by an experienced technician but there are many online articles that will help you do it yourself, just remember to take all of the necessary safety precautions.
Remember that with every appliance, regular maintenance should be done to it and the necessary precautions should be taken when using the appliances as well. This will insure that your appliances are working the way they should be. And if you need any repairs made to keep the performance of your appliances at the top level you know who to call.