Re: Disposers
Posted by dick on June 20, 19100 at 09:42:41:
In response to Re: Disposers
: Help settle a bet. Is water required soley for flushing waste or is it also required to help cool the motor?

If you take your disposal apart, you'll see that the wet grinding compartment is completely sealed away from the motor. The water does not and cannot cool the motor significantly. the water may help to keep the shaft seal cool, although this is not an important function since the use is intermitant and the seal would rarely if ever heat up.

A disposal motor has less air circulation for cooling and more insulation around it than almost any other motor of comparable size , they can do this because the use is intermittant for very short periods. If you ran a disposal continuously with a load on it, it would get very hot and have a very short life.

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