No one wants the garbage wastes to get accumulated in their backyard and wants it to be disposed off perfectly. This can be achieved with the help of garbage disposal unit. This machine is designed to break down food substances into small pieces and dispose it through the drainage system. As it plays a vital role in every household, it should be maintained in the top condition. Even if it stops its function for one day, we end up dealing with messed up food substances. That is why it is highly recommended to enrich our knowledge with some common problems and the appropriate solutions of garbage disposal unit.
If the system stops working:
If your garbage disposal not working, chances are there that the power supply to the machine can be cut off. The repair and maintenance experts suggest that once your system stops working, the users must check the reset button which is usually located under the unit. All you need to make your disposal unit to work again is to press the reset button. There are many people who never check for anything and simply call a professional to repair the unit. The repair companies charge several dollars even for simple repairs.
When it is jammed:
If you hear the humming sound coming from your garbage disposal unit’s motor but the machine does not perform its job, then chances are there for your machine to get jammed. Sometimes you may even hear lots of noise and the machine stops before turning off the unit. This is due to the build ups and clogs inside the disposal system. Unless the clog has been removed from the system, you should not run the machine as it may lead to major problems and you may end up spending even hundreds of dollars to repair it. Simply unplug the machine, cut the power and start your repair work.
You can easily remove the clogged garbage either by pressing the reset button or with the help of a broom stick. You have to force down the clog against the blade and rotate the impeller. If the clogs are large, you may be required to remove the disposal to alleviate the jam. If you feel that the problem is serious, then it is better to call the repairing expert who helps you to remove the clog and ensures proper running of the system once again.
For leakage problems:
If your machine leaks, you have to find where the machine leaks and tighten the connection to stop leaking. It is also important to replace drain gaskets if leakage does not get stopped. In case your machine makes lots of noise, you must check whether inappropriate things have entered the unit.