Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposals:

All American Plumbing services all types of garbage disposals on the market today.The garbage disposal uses a spinning impeller  to force debris into the blades along the side of its grinding chamber. As it spins, it grinds the debris through the blades into particles that can easily be flushed through the drain. The disposal relies on the flow of water to turn the debris inside the grinding chamber into a slurry that can be easy flushed through the drain.The garbage disposal is not good at grinding fibrous foods like banana peels, celery, artichokes and corn husks. Fibrous foods do not grind into particles but instead create strings, which tend to jam the disposal and clog the drain.

Makes A Humming sound:

It may be jammed, or in a worse case situation, the engine has burned out. You should try to un-jam  the disposal first. Many garbage disposals come with an Allen wrench designed to fit into a slot at the bottom of the unit. Use a flashlight to locate the slot, insert the Allen wrench and turn the disposal back and forth to un-jam the disposal. Remove the Allen wrench and  turn the power on at the breaker.  Run cold water and try to turn the disposal on again.

When turned on, nothing happens:

When your disposal stops turning, it is often because it senses an overload of power and automatically shuts off.  As a precaution, wait a few moments to let the disposal cool down. Most disposals have a reset button on the bottom of the unit. After the disposal has had a few minutes time to cool down , press the reset button, run cold water and try turning it on again. If this does not solve the problem, give us a call and schedule service. 

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