Disposal And Sink Light Quit Working - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

Disposal and Sink Light quit working

Last week my garbage disposal and light above the sink both quit working. I am not 100% positive they it was at the same time as I had originally thought the bulb was just out in the fixture and later realized the disposal wasn't working a day or 2 later.

There is currently power to both the light switches but neither fixture turns on. I haven't found any other disruptions in the house. All the other fixtures and outlets in the kitchen work as these 2 switches seem to be on a separate circuit.

Thanks for any ideas for me to check next!


Sling Blade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
Electrical Contractor
kbsparky's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 3,368
Rewards Points: 2,000

If you have power available, then check for a bad neutral.


kbsparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,294
Rewards Points: 1,000

Open the panel cover and inspect the affected neutral (white) connection at it's termination point.

Turn off power, remove the switches and check connections inside the box.

While power is off, test everything else to see if something else is on that circuit. If so, start remove the last working recep or switch, closest to the DW switch.
220/221 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2" drain in sink for garbage disposal? robhag Plumbing 8 04-25-2012 08:54 AM
switching kitchen disposal from right side of sink to left? darsunt Plumbing 3 03-11-2009 06:42 PM
New Dbl. Sink / DW / Disposal Installation mehaley Plumbing 6 08-05-2008 10:05 AM
Sink Depth dilemna Yippee Plumbing 9 01-01-2008 12:25 PM
Disposal & Sink w/back set drain??? Kathy Plumbing 2 03-04-2007 02:48 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1