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Old 12-17-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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I have a InSinkerator Emerson e404 garbage disposal. We do not use it alot, but today when I try and turn it on it hums but it will not work. When I use a flashlight to look down it looks like some starchy black and brown material. I can't tell if anything is lodged or not. I use an Allen wrench to try and turn it from the bottom, but it will not budge. How can I loosen up some of the material that is in there now to try and free up the blades since we haven't used it in so long?

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Old 12-18-2011, 07:10 AM   #2
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You've got to get it with that allen wrench... Try spraying some pb blaster down there and letting it soak before trying that allen wrench again.

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You've got to get it with that allen wrench... Try spraying some pb blaster down there and letting it soak before trying that allen wrench again.
What else can I try if I don't have that
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You've got to get it with that allen wrench... Try spraying some pb blaster down there and letting it soak before trying that allen wrench again.
Found some Blaster , soaked it....I'm applying all the force I have and still nothing. I'm afraid of breaking something.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:38 AM   #5
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Found some Blaster , soaked it....I'm applying all the force I have and still nothing. I'm afraid of breaking something.
what you mite do is take a center punch and put it in where the allen wrinch goes and tap with a hammer this may break it loose being it is on a shaft that should have some give also tap from the top also if this doesn't work look's like a new one in in order.
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what you mite do is take a center punch and put it in where the allen wrinch goes and tap with a hammer this may break it loose being it is on a shaft that should have some give also tap from the top also if this doesn't work look's like a new one in in order.
How can I loosen I from the top. Vinegar and hot water? Alot of starchy looking stuff in there.
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Do not use center punch. First get a wooden handle off of a plunger, for example, then put it in from top and try to get it hooked on one of the blades and rotate the unit that way. I have un stuck many that way.
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Do not use center punch. First get a wooden handle off of a plunger, for example, then put it in from top and try to get it hooked on one of the blades and rotate the unit that way. I have un stuck many that way.
Clockwise?
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Yes clockwise. Get the wood handle on those metal blade looking things inside disposal. You can get better leverage from above than with allen wrench below. You can use a lot of force also.
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Have you tried turning the allen wrench both directions? Sorry if that sounds like a stupid question, but I have had to "rock" mine back and forth sometimes. A wooden spoon handle also works good from the top. Last option would be to turn off the breaker, remove the disposal, turn it up side down, and bang it on something like a piece of plywood. Good luck
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They sell a very cheap metal tool for this at home depot. It's like ten bucks. The only problem with the dispoal tool is that the rivet on it usually breaks during the first use. Buy the tool and als buy a bolt and nut to replace the rivet with. Take the tool out of the package, drill out the rivet and replace it with the nut and bolt. Then, stick it in the disposal from the top and turn either way until it moves freely. Save the tool for when this happns again. I have one of these I carry in my tool bag and between this, pb blaster and some ice you can fix\tune up most disposals.
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The drum turns both ways. So u can work it back and forth. Clockwise and counter clockwise
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Have you tried turning the allen wrench both directions? Sorry if that sounds like a stupid question, but I have had to "rock" mine back and forth sometimes. A wooden spoon handle also works good from the top. Last option would be to turn off the breaker, remove the disposal, turn it up side down, and bang it on something like a piece of plywood. Good luck
Yes. The socket is just way too tight.
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They sell a very cheap metal tool for this at home depot. It's like ten bucks. The only problem with the dispoal tool is that the rivet on it usually breaks during the first use. Buy the tool and als buy a bolt and nut to replace the rivet with. Take the tool out of the package, drill out the rivet and replace it with the nut and bolt. Then, stick it in the disposal from the top and turn either way until it moves freely. Save the tool for when this happns again. I have one of these I carry in my tool bag and between this, pb blaster and some ice you can fix\tune up most disposals.
Pb blaster should be sprayed on the socket below correct. Not on actual bolt inside which is in the middle
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