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Mouse
Garbage disposal hums not jammed

My garbage disposal hums, but it's not jammed. It only works when I hit the reset button. I have used the wrench and turned the flywheel and checked inside for anything that could be jamming it, but there isn't anything there. What could the problem be and how do I fix it? Thanks.

dj1
Re: Garbage disposal hums not jammed

We need some info, like the make, the model and the age of your GD.

Mouse
Re: Garbage disposal hums not jammed

It's a Kenmore 3/4hp. Model 17560563. It's at least 8 yrs old, but not sure of the actual age.

dj1
Re: Garbage disposal hums not jammed

mouse,

Your GD is probably made by In Sink Erator and is starting to fail. You may or may not get some additional use out of it, but eventually you'll face the inevitable: GD replacement.

A. Spruce
Re: Garbage disposal hums not jammed

If it's not spinning and it's not bound up, then it's shot and time to replace. If you replace it with the same/similar model you won't have to change the sink mount. If you change brands, you'll also need to change the mount and likely have to reroute some of the drain system. This is not overly difficult, but it is more time consuming.

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