Picture this: you’ve just finished up a wonderful holiday feast and
you’re in the kitchen rinsing off the dishes. You go to flip on
the garbage disposal to grind up the scraps and nothing happens. Panic
mode, commence. Not so fast…
First, Check The Power Supply
Oftentimes when an appliance isn’t working, the issue is with the
power supply. Check to make sure that it’s plugged in. This may
sound obvious, but think about how many things you have underneath the
sink - there’s a good chance something knocked into the plug and
caused it to come loose.
Then, Press The Reset Button
After you’ve made the sure the disposal is plugged in, press the
reset button. They’re usually located on the side or on the bottom
of the under-sink part of the disposal, but if you can’t find it
in either of these places it might be located on the back.
Next, Check The Breaker Panel
If too many appliances are running at the same time and are drawing power
from the same electrical circuit, it could cause the breaker to trip.
If this is the case, we recommend only running the garbage disposal while
no other appliances are turned on in the future.
Finally, Call An Expert
If none of the above solutions seem to work, it’s time to call in
a professional. It could be a more serious issue involving the motor or
another more intricate component that requires the knowledge and expertise
of somebody who is well-trained. That’s where we come in!
At Uptown Plumbing, we offer professional installations of all kitchen fittings, fixtures and appliances including sinks, faucets, dishwashers, washing machines, and garbage disposal units. Call us today at (612) 324-1004.