I have never had a problem with my garbage disposal or that circuit before, however I am now having issues with it. Every time I turn it on, it immediately trips the breaker.
I'm not even sure how to begin troubleshooting this to try to fix it, first time homeowner here. Any help would be great.
The disposal comes on for a fraction of a second before the breaker is tripped.
I have tried the advice below, I cannot see anything in the disposal and it spins freely when driven by the hex socket in the bottom of the disposal.
The disposal was installed by myself 2 years ago, so I would hope it hasn't worn out yet...
Further troubleshooting this has led me to the following resolution:
The garbage disposal is working, however that particular outlet is malfunctioning. I didn't think that could be the case, I thought if an outlet went bad, both outlets in that box would go bad. I guess this is not the case.