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The humming indicates that the motor is still trying to turn, but the grinding mechanism is jammed. You should check if there is any object inside the grinding chamber that must be causing these disposal jam. If all these things are still not working then you should call a plumber. They will either unjam it or you will have to install a new one. My friend ...


There is likely a small bit of hard debris jammed between the rotating shredder plate and the wall of the disposer. By design this is the area where food particles get ground up. By your description it sounds as though a hard bit (bone, metal, etc.) initially jammed the disposer shredder plate. You have now managed to free it up but a small piece is still ...

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