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Easy Steps To Diagnose And Replace A Failed Garbage Disposal

by Mia Kuhn

If the garbage disposal attached to your kitchen sink's drain has stopped working, then follow these simple steps to either fix it or replace it with a new one:

Step 1: Turn On the Power and Listen to the Garbage Disposal

Before tearing into your plumbing, first, turn on the garbage disposal and listen to it. If you hear nothing at all, then there is no power to the disposal or the disposal's motor has failed. However, if you hear a humming noise, then the disposal's blades are probably stuck on a bone or piece of silverware.

If you hear nothing, then check the power breaker to make sure the disposal has power getting to it. If the breaker flipped, then flip it back to solve the problem. If the breaker is fine, then assume the motor failed and replace the garbage disposal.

Step 2: Unclog the Garbage Disposal if It's Clogged

If you heard a humming sound when you turned on the garbage disposal, then something is stopping its blades from moving. This is a common problem, especially if you grind up harder things such as chicken bones in your disposal. 

The easiest way to unclog your garbage disposal is to get out a broom or mop that has a wooden handle. With the disposal in the "off" position, stick the handle into the disposal and move it around to get the blades free. Once the obstruction has been removed, then turn the disposal back on and it should work fine again.

Step 3: Replace the Garbage Disposal if It's Motor Failed

If the garbage disposal has power but does not make any noises, then its motor has failed and it needs to be replaced. To remove the old garbage disposal, follow this simple procedure:

  1. turn off the power to the disposal on the power panel
  2. disconnect the electrical wires from the disposal
  3. disconnect the drain line leading into the disposal from the sink
  4. disconnect the drain line at the bottom of the disposal leading to the sewer line

Once the disposal has been removed, then you need to purchase one to replace it that is similar in size and wattage. You can purchase a replacement disposal at your local home improvement center or hardware store. 

To replace the garbage disposal:

  1. connect the drain line at the bottom leading to the sewer line
  2. connect the drain line at the top leading to the sink
  3. connect the power line on the disposal to the power line you disconnected from the other disposal

Finally, turn the power back on at the panel and test to make sure the new garbage disposal works.

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