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  1. #1
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    Default Garbage disposal hums not jammed


    My garbage disposal hums, but it's not jammed. It only works when I hit the reset button. I have used the wrench and turned the flywheel and checked inside for anything that could be jamming it, but there isn't anything there. What could the problem be and how do I fix it? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Garbage disposal hums not jammed

    We need some info, like the make, the model and the age of your GD.

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    Default Re: Garbage disposal hums not jammed

    It's a Kenmore 3/4hp. Model 17560563. It's at least 8 yrs old, but not sure of the actual age.

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    Default Re: Garbage disposal hums not jammed

    mouse,

    Your GD is probably made by In Sink Erator and is starting to fail. You may or may not get some additional use out of it, but eventually you'll face the inevitable: GD replacement.

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    Default Re: Garbage disposal hums not jammed

    If it's not spinning and it's not bound up, then it's shot and time to replace. If you replace it with the same/similar model you won't have to change the sink mount. If you change brands, you'll also need to change the mount and likely have to reroute some of the drain system. This is not overly difficult, but it is more time consuming.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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