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It’s inevitable that something will go wrong at some point with your dish disposal system. The key is to try to see if there’s a way to fix or salvage the unit before deciding there is nothing you can do and having to buy a new one. The following tips might help you do a DIY repair job. Of course if you don’t have the tools at home and you’re not the type of person that enjoys getting down underneath your sink give us a call! Our response time is pretty quick and our customers are always happy with the work we provide for the price we can do it at.
Are your blades spinning? If you look down into your sink and you see the housing unit for the blades and gears that grind up all the old food and you have the switch in the on position, but it is not spinning at all, you could have a problem. Most likely the reason behind this is that there is some sort of debris jammed inside either stopping the blades from turning or often times little pieces of junk get caught toward the bottom where the system actually spins. Some of the most common culprits are Fishtank gravel and occasionally even eggshells will clog it up.
You can try to free the clogged debris yourself by using the tool that came with the dish disposal. On the bottom side of the system there will be a little place to put the pegs side of the tool in and you just wiggle it back-and-forth a few times and often times this will dislodge whatever is stuck in there. Don’t have the tool, lost it? Don’t fret! An Allen wrench will work as well. Usually a 3/4 wrench does the job. Just a few back and forth twisting motions is often all that it takes. It's amazing sometimes how something so small can wreck havoc on an entire system.
Unfortunately if this doesn’t work and you still hear a humming sound and your blades are not spinning is typically means your motor is shot in the only solution is to buy a new one. If this is the case please give us a call and what are expert team install a new system for you.We can provide you with advice on the best systems that will work for you while staying within your budget.
It leaking is the issue sometimes it can be as simple as a loose hosing that just needs tightened. If you have the tools and enjoy doing a fixer-upper yourself check out the tube that connects to the dishwasher and also the drain tube that connects to the sewer line. Be prepared for a stinky smell though when unhooking the from the sewer line! A lot of people would rather not handle this on their own and prefer to call in some professionals for the job. We are always here waiting for your call!