Garbage disposal

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Cookie, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Cookie

    Cookie .

    Oct 7, 2005
    How does one fix a garbage disposal? Thanks.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2006
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    That is not a screw, it is the motor shaft. Turn it on and go.
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  4. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    Jim's right. The hex wrench just frees up the disposer. I like to turn it back and forth a few times to free up a frozen G/D.

    FYI, I prefer to use a long needle nose pliers and a flashlight to pull out stuff from the G/D. There's also a reset button on most disposers near the hex fitting. Sometimes it pops out when there is a G/D jam.

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