“I flipped the switch and my disposal did not come on??”

If your garbage disposal is not running, first, check to see whether it will turn freely with a service wrench. Each disposer is shipped with a self-service wrench. The wrench is silver colored, and shaped like a little crank, about four inches long. If it will not turn freely with a service wrench, the disposal is probably jammed.

If your disposal is jammed you must clear the jam before restoring power.

To clear the jam insert the service wrench into the hole at the bottom of the disposer. The hole is located under the sink, at bottom of the disposer, dead center, facing the floor. Use the wrench like a crank.

Work the wrench back and forth in both directions. It is OK to use some force If the wrench will not turn easily.

Continue working with the wrench until it turns freely in complete circles in both directions.

Check to see if the reset button is popped out.

Your disposer is equipped with a device called an overload protector. This device will turn the disposer off automatically if there is something wrong. If the disposer is jammed, if it is run for a very long period of time, or if there is something wrong with the disposer, it will shut down automatically.

Make sure that the disposer’s switch is in the off position.

The overload protector is located under the sink, on the bottom of the disposer, facing the floor. It is a red square button. If the overload protector has tripped, you will see the red button dropped down about a quarter of an inch. Gently press the red button. If it does not stay up, wait ten minutes and try again.

If the red button still will not stay in, or the disposer requires repeatedly resetting the overload protector, the disposer may require service