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use plumber's putty and seal up the hole.

In-Sink-Erator... | Answered on Apr 04, 2015


Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you to figure out what is going on with your garbage disposal and why it is not working.

Garbage Disposal Clogged or Jammed


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Garbage... | Answered on Mar 25, 2015


The disposal mechanism could be worn out but if it is fairly new, the mechanism may have become defective.

Garbage... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


The seals are worn out. Needs to be replaced.

In-Sink-Erator... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


Use broomstick to un-jam the disposal cutter disc
Or use allan wrench on bottom of disposal
Following link has illustrations and tips for repairing disposal:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

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Garbage... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


Following link has disposal manuals, and general installation steps and tips for most brands including KitchenAid
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

Gene

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KitchenAid... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


Usually, disposals are not a repairable item.
The loose shredder plate is integral with the motor shaft so they cannot come loose unless the disposal needs replacement.
Following link has part resources, manuals, and installation tips.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

Kenmore is serviced by Sears, and you can order parts from Sears, and view some parts sheets online at their site.
Gene

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Garbage... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


Replace disposal.
The disposal will rust over time, and develop leak... no repairs are possible for that problem.
Following link has installation steps and tips for DIY disposals:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

Gene

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Garbage... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


Depends on the problem.
Odor, noise, clog, leaking, stuck, reset, installation, etc...
Following link has resources for most general problems:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

Gene

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Garbage... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


Usually the reset button is located on bottom of disposal near where wire is connected..
Use your hair mirror to look at bottom of disposal.
More disposal resources for troubleshoot, maintenance, repair and installation:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

Gene

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In-Sink-Erator... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


if you removed the rag, under the disposal, is a reset button, it is red, or could be black, it has to be pressed to reset the motor trip

Garbage... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015


It is a small tool/ wrench that is hexagonal (six-sided) in shape, to be inserted in a screw head of the same style. The most common are just a six-sided steel rod bent in a "L" shape to create a handle.

Garbage... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015

Tip

Cleaning and preserving a garbage disposal


Once a week or so turn the tap on at the sink and turn the disposer on. Then drop a cup of ice in the disposer. The ice will remove any grime and build up and the water will wash it all down the drain.

on Feb 20, 2015 | Garbage Disposals


Most Disposals are not worth repairing. If the motor won't work, try pushing the rest button on the bottom of the unit. If it won't turn, use an allen wrench to manually turn the impeller and see if something is stuck. You can also use a broom handle to turn the impeller.

Garbage... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015


Your gas flame is not getting enough air for combustion.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014


Get a service person to adjust the gas pressure. If done improperly you will be somewhere in the wild blue looking back at what use to be your domicile.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014


I think you need to get a service tech out to check it out. It sounds like a charge problem or a compressor failing assuming the condenser fan is operating properly.

Samsung AS-24UU... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014

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