Re: Garbage disposal trips circuit breaker
Posted by hj on September 25, 2001 at 20:04:38:
In response to Re: Garbage disposal trips circuit breaker
One of the worse things for a garbage disposer is to not be used frequently. Operating it keeps corrosion from building up on the rotating plate. If you do not use it, the corrosion can lock the operating parts and make the circuit breaker trip.

: Why might by garbage disposal trip the circuit breaker it is on? Does this mean it is time for a new disposal? I have isolated the tripping of the breaker right to the disposal, so I know it is not the wiring, the disposal switch or some other thing in the circuit.

: The little reset switch in the disposal itself is not popping. It seems fine. The disposal is 1/2 hp, about 14 years old, and not used much - just two of us and we eat out too much.

: Thanks

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