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Old 04-20-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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Yesterday, I installed a new garbage disposal. When I first turned it on, it ran for about 1-2 seconds and then it sounded like it got stuck and just made a humming sound. I was able to turn the disposal with the wrench. There was also a "fishy" smell (sorry, closest way my wife and I could describe the smell) or maybe some sort of electrical burnt smell coming from the disposal after.

I checked the circuit breaker and it didn't switch. I also had to press the reset button on the disposal to get it to turn on again.

What could be causing this?

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Return it for replacement.

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Return it for replacement.
So most likely just a faulty disposal?
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Did you remove the dishwasher knockout?
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Did you take the plastic knockout out of the GD?
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Did you use wire nuts?
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Yes. I made sure to pull on each lead to make sure they were secure.
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new ....nothing in it , installed correctly power to it....not working ...return it...
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:06 PM   #12
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It's an Insinkerator Badger 5.
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That is a trusted brand--but it sounds like you got a bad one---
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