Trouble Shooting Your Garbage Disposal

PROBLEM:
Disposal Will Not Turn On (no noise)

If your garbage disposal will not turn on and it is NOT making a humming sound, then there is an electrical problem.

  • This may seem obvious, but make sure the disposal is plugged in.
  • Check the circuit breaker.
  • If it is plugged in then press the Reset button found on the bottom of the unit. If it has reset, the button will be popped out.
  • If the breaker has not tripped and the reset button is not popped out, then it’s either a faulty switch or a faulty garbage disposal. First locate the switch that powers the disposal unit. It should be located on the wall but may be under the sink.
  • Turn off the circuit breaker at the service panel which powers the disposal.
  • Replace the switch.
  • Turn power back on at the service panel and check the disposal for operation.
  • If the disposal will still not turn on and makes no noise, the garbage disposal is beyond repair and needs to be replaced.

If you are having trouble with your garbage disposal turning on and you cannot find the source of the problem with the above methods, contact Duncan Plumbing Solutions to install a new garbage disposal.

Duncan Plumbing Solutions | Phone: 972-937-0040 | info@duncanplumbingsolutions.com | www.duncanplumbingsolutions.com | Cedar Hill Plumber 75104 | Duncanville Plumber 75116 | Desoto Plumber 75115 | Mansfield Plumber 76063 | Waxahachie Plumber 75165 |Master License # M-39624

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