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#4645726 - 01/25/18 09:17 AM Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4860
Loc: Houston, Texas
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.
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#4645727 - 01/25/18 09:18 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Is it just worn out?
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#4645729 - 01/25/18 09:19 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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You have to clean them out once and awhile drop a beer bottle in there!
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#4645732 - 01/25/18 09:20 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
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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#4645738 - 01/25/18 09:21 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 08/18/04
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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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#4645740 - 01/25/18 09:22 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 08/12/11
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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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#4645749 - 01/25/18 09:25 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
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.


Edited by motor_oil_madman (01/25/18 09:36 AM)
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#4645751 - 01/25/18 09:26 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Illinois
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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#4645774 - 01/25/18 09:43 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
We have a big bucket with red wiggler worms in it.

Try vermicomposting, they love vegetal garbage.
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#4645802 - 01/25/18 10:13 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
brianl703 Offline


Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 10597
Loc: Nokesville, VA
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...

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#4645808 - 01/25/18 10:19 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 01/10/17
Posts: 167
Loc: Michigan
you need a Binford 6100, they have more power !
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#4645812 - 01/25/18 10:22 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4860
Loc: Houston, Texas
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?
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#4645815 - 01/25/18 10:24 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4860
Loc: Houston, Texas
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.
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#4645836 - 01/25/18 10:46 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Loc: Idaho
Buy a new one. Report back.
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#4645839 - 01/25/18 10:48 AM Re: Garbage disposal keeps getting hung up [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Loc: Minnesota
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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