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Old 03-03-2008, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Admin / APP Team View Post
If the disposer is making a humming noise, that means it's jammed. Unplug the disposer and inspect inside again to make sure there are no foreign objects. You can then release the disposer and plug it back in.

How to release a garbage disposer:
There is a small hole on the bottom of the disposer, right in the center and near the red button you were talking about. Insert a 1/4 inch Allen (hex) wrench (typically supplied with the disposer, can be purchased from most hardware stores) in the hole and move it back and forth until it moves freely. Plug the disposer back in and try it with the water running (you should not use a disposer without water running through it).

Hope this helps.
If you don't have a tool and you want to try something else take the household broom handle (Long & Strong Everyone has one) turn it upside down and put it in the disposal... find a blade or area where you can rest the handle against and stir until it moves usually like just once or twice with pressure will do it, reset the button on the bottom and your good to go. My dad taught me this trick
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