A garbage disposal system is quite an essential machine which can operate for several years in a trouble-free way, if it is taken good care of. However, the problem lies in the fact that this is one of those machines which tends to break down easily or develop snags. It can get stuck and completely stop functioning. However, the good news is that to a certain extent you can take care of the garbage disposal system and carry out a few repairs yourself before professionals step in.

So, how do you tackle a system when the garbage disposal unit doesn’t work? You can try out a few things. If these do not work, you can call professionals who will find out more about the problem and find a solution.

·         You need to first push the reset button which lies on the bottom. You can try it a number of times to get it working once again.

·         You need to check that the cord is plugged in an electrical outlet. You can reset the circuit breaker which supplies it.

·         If you hear a humming sound, you should never run the unit. If you wish to clear the jam, you get try to put in a one fourth inch wrench in the specific hole, which lies just below the garbage disposal system. You can crank it in different directions which will help in clearing the impellers.

Another major problem of the garbage disposal system is leakage. If you notice this happening, you can find the source of the leakage and try to fix it yourself with the DIY kits easily available. If you find this doesn’t work out, wait for inspection by the professionals.

There are times when the motor of the system burns out. This might be due to repeated usage or due to some technical problem – you will have to buy a new one in such a situation. However, it is best to get it inspected by professionals, who will be able to recommend you the most feasible option. In case you find that the garbage disposal system cannot be repaired, you need to have it replaced.

Handling your faulty garbage disposal