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Unjamming a garbage disposal is as easy as 1…2…3…

We have all been there, cleaning the kitchen and washing the dishes we reach over hit the switch to turn the disposal on and nothing. When a disposal gets jammed it is designed to stall the motor so it doesn’t burn out. Don’t panic here are a few easy steps that may the disposal running again.

Here is what you will need.

  • A flash light
  • Hex head or an allen wrench

1. Unplug the garbage disposal.

2. Locate the slot on the underside of the disposal and insert the wrench. Turn the wench back and forth several times until it spins freely without resistance.

3. Plug the unit back in, press the rest button located on the underside of the disposal and test with running water.

Plumber fixing a garbage disposal

If you are unable to turn the wrench or if the disposal still does not run after going through the steps then call your local plumber. City Wide Plumbing is available for all your plumbing needs in Phoenix Arizona service area.

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