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Reasons why your garbage disposal gets jammed

Round Lake Garbage-Disposal-Services

There’s a multitude of different reasons why your garbage disposal isn’t working properly. Faulty wiring, rusting, jammed grind ring… The list goes on and on. Any of these occurrences could steal the life right out of your garbage disposal without warning. Here’s a quick rundown of what could be jamming your garbage disposal:

The first thing you want to check when examining a disabled garbage disposal is the Flywheel. The jamming of the Flywheel is most often caused by stuffing objects into your garbage disposal that just shouldn’t be there in the first place. Plastic silverware, bones and bottle caps are all examples of things that can potentially stop your disposal dead in its tracks. To sum it up, keep objects that are difficult to break down out of your garbage disposal.

If you’ve check that thoroughly and there isn’t any foreign objects clogging up your Flywheel, the next thing you can do is look into your wiring. Like all electronic devices, garbage disposals can fault out on you at any given time. This could be caused by a blown fuse or tripped wire.

Dirty blades could also be the cause your garbage disposal problems. Rust and mineral deposits are the most common when it comes to filthy blades, both of which are natural occurrences and can’t really be prevented.

Another major reason why garbage disposals stop working is because of burnt out motors, and excessive use and over-working could both contribute to that.

Now, most of the time people’s garbage disposals aren’t jammed because of a single reason but because of multiple of a combination of a few, almost like a domino effect. Say your drain becomes clogged with a hard object, the circuit breaker could possibly trip, causing the power to the unit to be cut off completely.

The safest and most efficient way to repair your garbage disposal is to call in a professional to have a look at it. That way you know exactly what the problem is without the risk of any accidents.

Is the garbage disposal in your Round Lake home acting up? Call us at (815) 781-2567 and schedule a service call today!


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