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Garbage Disposal Sounds Stalled but Isn't

I installed this garbage disposal 8 years ago. Badger 3/4 HP. Worked fine until now. The motor sounds as if it is stalled (loud hum), yet the blades turn freely (when off). I can turn them by putting ...
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Single Basin Disposal Plumbing

I added a new deep basin sink recently and didn't think it thru enough. Due to the new depth, the disposal outlet will sit 6.5" below the bottom of the sink (to the middle of the outlet pipe). ...
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How to remove an electrical cord strain relief bushing / collar?

How does one remove an electrical cord strain relief bushing/collar like this one: Source: https://www.centurytool.net/100385_Robinair_Power_Cord_Strain_Relief_p/ro100385.htm This is the spec sheet ...
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How to clean a garbage disposal with a flywheel

I'm getting drain flies, so I know the thing to do is clean the area, but most of the cleaners recommended are foaming types that activate as soon as they mix on the flywheel rather than going down ...
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Older home, how to tell if circuit has a GFCI, when the walls are covered

I am replacing a Food disposal/dispenser and newer model has a plug (not hard wired). As a result and a precaution I am installing a GFCI outlet for the Garbage Disposal, (I do know how to look for ...
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Does a plumbing hose going from a dishwasher to a garbage disposal require a loop?

In Jay613's helpful answer to this question, Jay writes: Don't forget the dishwasher drain hose needs to make a loop up high between the sink and the wall before coming back down to join the new ...
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Is the leak in my garbage disposal or not?

There's a leak under my sink. I've not been able to find any cracks in my garbage disposal. If I fill the sink with water and let it all out at once then something is spraying under the sink and it's ...
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Will the InSinkErator Evolution Compact garbage disposal fit under this sink without modifying the plumbing?

I'm trying to help out an elderly friend with a plumbing issue. He doesn't know anything about plumbing, and I don't consider myself very knowledgeable in the field. His sink currently has an ...
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When selecting a garbage disposal, generally best to select galvanized steel or stainless steel for the grind components (cutting blades)?

When selecting a garbage disposal, is it generally best to select galvanized steel or stainless steel for the grind components (cutting blades)? Obviously, it depends on the specific grades of steel ...
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How do you get rid of very strong stale odors coming out of a sink with garbage disposal?

We redid our kitchen within the last year and our sink has a garbage disposer and a dishwasher next to the disposer. Recently, we have been smelling very stale odors that we think are coming from the ...
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Is it feasible to add a garbage disposal with this kitchen setup?

Location: US, NYC. I am doing a partial renovation of a small kitchen in a 2-family house, and trying to keep the cost down if possible. Plumbing done, cabinets and backsplash installed, countertop ...
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How to install sink waste line with limited room between garbage disposal with an AAV required

Issue I'm trying to install the waste lines to attach my sink to the sewer line. This is complicated by my garbage disposal being directly in front of my wall hubs, forcing me to divert the lines ...
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Can this garbage disposal be saved ? Black gunk doesnt drip down to cabinet floor but my skin crawled when i saw this?

Garbage disposal is about 3 years old. It got jammed , so i tried to find the reset button on bottom. It wouldnt budge so i got a flashlight and got on the floor to make sure i was pressing right ...
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Garbage Disposal - Water Shoots Up Non-Disposal Side

Understand this is asked often. Each case is different though and have not found someone with my plumbing configuration (see pictures). So when we turn on garbage disposal we get water shooting up ...
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Drain pipe valve under garbage disposal for compost

I have this idea but I don't know if such thing exists. Basically I want to build a switching / valve mechanism that connects to garbage disposal output so that I can flip it to and point the grinded ...
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Garbage disposal plugs up all the time

I have an in sink errator garbage disposal. It came with the house and I have no idea what was done to it before I owned it. I do not put large things down the disposal. Just occasional gross things ...
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How do I disconnect a garbage disposal wall switch?

How do I eliminate a wall switch to the garbage disposal? I’m getting new countertops, sink and backsplash.The new garbage disposal will be operated with an air switch. When tiling the backsplash, can ...
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Reverse osmosis drain with a single basin sink when there is garbage disposal?

The reverse osmosis installation instructions state if you have garbage disposal then install the drain saddle before it Unless I am misunderstanding what "before" (or after) means, it is ...
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Why is my Dishwasher making a loud popping sound when draining/switching cycles?

I recently replaced my kitchen floors and, in the process, noticed my dishwasher was wired very poorly and was not in a box. A friend of mine put everything in a box the way it was wired before but ...
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garbage disposal still works but the sink just does not drain

The garbage disposal under the kitchen sink still runs, but the sink just does not drain. What can the reason, do I have to open the garbage disposal? Are there any easy ways to fix?
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Wiring dishwasher and garbage disposal

I am finishing my kitchen remodel but I had run the electrical supply lines previously, before I finished my basement, when its ceiling was exposed for routing. For some reason I can't exactly recall ...
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Garbage disposal always on when plugged in (sparks seen on outlet at every connection)

I had to replace my leaking faucet yesterday. In the process, a handyman came to help extract the undermount ring under the faucet, as it was severely stuck, and could not be twisted out after the ...
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How do I remove this drain pipe from my garbage disposal?

I found a leak in my garbage disposal, and I think I know the source (possibly a crack in the drainpipe). However, now I'm stuck on how to actually take off the drain pipe. The disposal pipe (3 in the ...
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Rusted garbage disposal resurrection

The outer case is not rusted, and once the reset button is pushed it will "hum", so pretty sure it's just rusted where the blades are, and not a motor issue. (I hardly ever used it over the ...
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New garbage disposal drain is a bit higher than stubout on wall

So I'm in a basement that is below the drain-level of the house, and there's a small kitchenette, bathroom, and thus a sump pump. I decided to in garbage disposal unit (there wasn't one before) in ...
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Is it okay to put an instant hot water dispenser on the garbage disposal wiring?

Current setup: An old, hardwired, garbage disposal Controlled by a wall switch 20A breaker for disposal I am replacing my garbage disposal and also wanted to add an instant hot water dispenser, but ...
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Do I need plumber putty or would the already existing rubber gasket seal this sink leak if installed properly?

I had working kitchen sink until today when I had to remove and reattach sink garbage disposal. I am trying to figure out what is the quickest, but still acceptable solution to fix the leak that I ...
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Can i use Straight blade connector for garbage disposal under sink

The current garbage disposal is hardwired , I am replacing it with new one which comes with cord . can u use cord connector (Straight blade connector) is it ok to use this setup ans be under building ...
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How to get new disposal to fit

New disposal is larger than old one. It's hard to see in the photo, but the existing pipe (the one with the timestamp on it) is about 2" too long. However the too-long pipe is glued together ...
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Dishwasher and garbage disposal wiring in same gang box

I am in the planning stages of renovating my kitchen. I plan on wiring my garbage disposal under the sink and using one of those air switches to control it. The wiring is not a problem. However, to ...
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GFCI outlet trips overnight. The breaker indicates there is ground fault. Outlet tester shows no lights (no power?)

I have a GFCI tripping problem. My garbage disposal is connected to an outlet protected by a GFCI breaker. I am still able to run the disposal several times within one or two hours after I reset the ...
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Dishwasher plug blocking disposal outlet

I'm a beginner, so keep that in mind... My house has the dishwasher and disposal plugged in under the sink, where the bottom outlet is hooked to the disposal switch. I've heard it isn't generally ...
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Which side of double sink do I connect garbage disposal? NEWBIE

I have a double sink in kitchen same size. Looking to install garbage disposal for my first time. Do I install it on the right (white pipe) or left side (black pipe)? I assume the right side (white ...
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GFCI keeps tripping from garbage disposal

I’m having a problem with a GFCI outlet that keeps tripping all of a sudden. I installed a garbage disposal and GFCI outlet under my sink seven years ago. The last few days every time I use the ...
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Kitchen plumbing problems: disposal shooting water in the opposite sink and new dishwasher leaving food on dishes. Is my plumbing setup causing this?

I am having two problems that I think are related. Backstory, just moved into a 2010 built home. Replaced the contractor grade dishwasher with a new one. Kitchen has two sinks. When the disposal ...
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How to move these disposal discharge connections?

I will need to replace my 10+ year old garbage disposal (How to repair a slow leak in sink food disposal, at discharge). The mfg help line says the model 17 I have is obsolete and the replacement is ...
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Why WasteKing disposal throws water up?

My old Waste King Special Edition 3/4 HP had this problem: when activated it started turning so rapidly that all water and filth accumulated in it gets thrown up into the air (splash guard did not ...
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How to repair a slow leak in sink food disposal, at discharge

It is a slow leak, perhaps less than a cup a day, so I have time to plan. That is good, because plumbing is not really my thing. I would like to repair rather than replace, to save money. Should I ...
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Will this sink piping configuration result in standing water in the pipe?

I recently had a contractor put in a new sink and disposal along with the piping. The disposal tailpipe is just barely above the drain pipe, however the p trap doesn't go straight out. Is there a ...
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Can two circuits with dual function breakers share a box?

Corded Dishwasher and Disposal each have own 20a circuit with dual-function breakers; however, they each go to a single receptacle that share the same 2-gang box. Am I correct that splicing the ...
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Can I add an outlet to the garbage disposal switched circuit?

I have switched garbage disposal, like many people do. The switch is on a wall w/o any outlets. I'd like to convert the switch to a switch/outlet combo. I read that you shouldn't add an outlet to ...
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gfci outlet to switch for garbage disposal

I wanna start by saying I'm learning I'm by no means an electrician. with that said I would.like to know if I hooked this gfci to switch up correctly for a garbage disposal. the garbage disposal is ...
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Garbage disposal stalled, water backed up

I have a 1 year old 2hp insinkerator garbage disposal. No problems until today. I put a couple of old pickled vegetables (not very much) in and turned it on and the motor just stalled. I could hear ...
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Did I damage my appliance by shorting the power wires in the junction box?

Dish disposal was jammed and I unjammed it with the allen wrench but didn't take out the allen wrench and when I turned it on it wrapped the wiring around the allen wrench and pulled the wiring nuts ...
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Insinkerator noise

I turn on the Insinkerator (garbage disposal) and it makes a racket. Oops, there's a spoon, I knew this would happen sooner or later. I remove the spoon and turn it on again; same noise. This time ...
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Garbage disposal hums but won't spin

I moved in to a new house a few months ago and the other day I noticed my garbage disposal stopped working. The unit is an Insinkerator Badger 1 with 1/3 HP. When I flip the switch I can hear the unit ...
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Move wall drainpipe to make room for garbage disposal?

My kitchen sink is almost centered over the wall drainpipe and there seems to be no way to arrange any connections to make room for the garbage disposal. Before I give up and learn to live without, ...
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Will this Garbage Disposal to P Trap height work? [duplicate]

Recently purchased a retrofit farm sink and went to hook the garbage disposal back up. After roughing everything back up because the farm sink sets much lower I am wondering about drainage and if this ...
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NM cable from wall box to dishwaster

I need to connect my dishwasher to an electrical box in the wall under the sink but it is recessed so the cable must come out through the front plate and not side knockouts. Out of the same box will ...
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How to remove dishwasher drain plug that got stuck in the garbage disposal

Replacing the disposal one morning before work (1st strike), and while hastily doing this I managed to knock out the dishwasher drain plug, but what I did not manage to do was remove the plug from the ...