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Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up #4645726
01/25/18 10:17 AM
01/25/18 10:17 AM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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My garbage disposer just buzzes. It worked a couple times but it was really noisy and rough running. Then after that it just buzzes. I unstuck it with an Allen wrench, but it seems there is a stiff spot when you rotate it around where it's a little harder to spin with the wrench. Not too bad though, but apparently enough to keep it from spinning. So then I turn it on and it runs for a second until it hits that spot. I didn't put anything down there that I know of. Unless the last person who owned the place did.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645727
01/25/18 10:18 AM
01/25/18 10:18 AM
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Is it just worn out?


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645729
01/25/18 10:19 AM
01/25/18 10:19 AM
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Wet side WA
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You have to clean them out once and awhile drop a beer bottle in there!


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Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645732
01/25/18 10:20 AM
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NE,Ohio
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My guess is you have an old builder/apartment grade "badger" disposal.


My recommendation is replace it with a waste king L8000.

One seller has it for 99$ with no tax

https://www.amazon.com/Waste-King-Continuous-Garbage-Disposal/dp/B000DZGN7Q

you might need to purchase the converter mount to avoid swapping out the sink drain.


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Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645738
01/25/18 10:21 AM
01/25/18 10:21 AM
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Raleigh ,NC CSA
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Have you looked down inside for debris? Mine jammed on a very small bit of plastic. Hard to see at first but I pulled it out with some needle nose pliers. Keep it clean by running cups of ice through it once a month or more.


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Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645740
01/25/18 10:22 AM
01/25/18 10:22 AM
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Chicago,IL,USA
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probably has been overworked over the years?

start it with the allen .

use some running water and ice

then some spent lemons

then more running water and ice

(to clean any sludge/restriction)

Probably it is right to budget for a new one?


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Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645749
01/25/18 10:25 AM
01/25/18 10:25 AM
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Houston, Texas
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It doesn't jam though, just a little harder to turn. I can keep turning past the tough spot and it will free again. Apparently it's enough to overcome the motor and stop it from spinning.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 01/25/18 10:36 AM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645751
01/25/18 10:26 AM
01/25/18 10:26 AM
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Illinois
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My folks somehow got a small piece of steel wire in theirs, and it gave me fits until I finally found it. I was ready to simply replace it (had a new one bought) when I finally found it in there.


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Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645774
01/25/18 10:43 AM
01/25/18 10:43 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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We have a big bucket with red wiggler worms in it.

Try vermicomposting, they love vegetal garbage.


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Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645802
01/25/18 11:13 AM
01/25/18 11:13 AM
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Nokesville, VA
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Get an impact wrench and a hex bit that fits the garbage disposal.

Spin it with the impact wrench until it turns freely.

I did this on a garbage disposal that was so jammed the sink was bending when using a breaker bar with a hex bit on it!

The impact wrench unjammed the disposal after almost 20 seconds of hammering away at it.

Protip: If you run your garbage disposal once in a while, it won't get jammed to the point of needing an impact wrench to unjam it...

Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645808
01/25/18 11:19 AM
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you need a Binford 6100, they have more power !


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Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645812
01/25/18 11:22 AM
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It was a sliver of metal. Works great now. Lol I'm not really sure what it goes to though.possibly a fork at one point?


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645815
01/25/18 11:24 AM
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It was jammed on the outside part where those scissor looking things are along side the wall of the disposer. I used a knife to hold back the rubber so I could get a good look.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645836
01/25/18 11:46 AM
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Canyon County Idaho
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Buy a new one. Report back.


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Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4645839
01/25/18 11:48 AM
01/25/18 11:48 AM
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Minnesota
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I think garbage disposals are gross. When we bought our house last year (a fixer upper) it had one and after a month or so it stopped working and had the grossest smell know to man. When we redid the kitchen we opted to not install a new one.


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