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Old 07-27-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
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I have a In Sink Erator in which I don't know how old it is. When I flip the switch just the motor runs that is it. I pressed the reset button but still motor is running and that is it. What could be the issue?

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Does it run? or just hum?

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It just hums, but I pressed the reset button and flipped the switch it kinda worked for a second.
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A humming electric motor usually indicates that the motor is getting voltage but it isn't turning. The motor chopper blades can be jammed and/or the starting capacitor is faulty. For example, if the starter capacitor fails on a force air furnace the blower motor will hum but will not turn. In my experience, this won't trip the circuit breaker
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There is a hole in the bottom,dead center of the unit--insert an Allen wrench into that hole and turn the motor by hand--that should free up the blades--look inside the unit and see if something hard is inside--jamming the blades--remove the junk --
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and keep in mind what I tell my tenants. Feed it like a baby, small bites and lots of water.

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