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Old 03-21-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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I put a garbage disposal in a one bay sink. Brand new, it is an Insinkerator Evolution. 3/4 hp. It was not a total cheapo disposal. The tenant claims innocents in putting anything down it. So I go over, flip the switch and it just hums. I try the key in the bottom, try a broom stick in the disposal, nothing, will not budge. So am I getting punked here or is this just a bad disposal, only been a week. The circuit is a dedicated 12/2 so that is not the problem. The reset did nothing as well. Should I just switch them out or is there another way, can not disable sink too long.

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Do you have the key? Turn and spin it if you can---or remove it--turn it upside down and work the key in the bottom center hole---

Those are a dependable unit----I bet something is stuck inside---

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Old 03-21-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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Mike, it was jammed up. The key did nothing, I could not free it, which is strange because I have always been able to free them in the past.
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shine a flashlight down inside it and look all around the edge of the plate that spins and you will prob see what is jamming it. i would guess something made of metal.
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Here is the tool I would recommend. http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-SI...item3a7d9c77d9
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You may need to drop the machine----very simple to do---remove the P-trap--insert a heavy philips screw driver into the hole on the upper ring and unscrew it--turn it upside down--and work the key back and forth ---might need to look inside and see what's jamming up the works.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:34 PM   #7
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I guess I just need to know what the heck is going on here. I will just go ahead and replace it, I have the receipt. Has anyone had a new disposal jamb up like that before? Is this something the tenant did? The more I think about it the more I think that disposal is coming out for good.
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Don't forget to fill us in on the outcome. Can't wait to here what the Tennant put in there.
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Look at the tenants hands, is their ring missing?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #10
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I guess I should of just looked down there before I did anything. There was a fork in there. Judging from the fork, it went in and she kept trying to grind it down. So problem solved, she no longer has a disposal. Fork in the garbage disposal is also a dance craze sweeping the nation. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/fork%20...age%20disposal

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Post #4 told you. Next time listen up.
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I've seen it so many times...."I didnt drop anything into the disposal" or "I never put grease down my sink" or "I never flush tampons". I guess the dirty little plumbing fairy comes along and does all these things. Ah well, it keeps food on my table.
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If you could see the lady explaining to me how she never even uses the disposal. She looked so innocent.
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At least she didn't put popcorn down it.
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MY wife feeds the disposal spoons... She thinks it was hungry.....

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