Why is my garbage disposal not working?
Reasons why your garbage disposal gets jammed
There are some common reasons why your garbage disposal gets jammed, and when you understand the most common reasons, you will be able to learn what items to avoid using with your garbage disposal. This is a common device that is used on a daily basis in many kitchens, and you want to make sure that you are not left without this important tool in your kitchen due to a jam.
Many people place items in the garbage disposal without giving it much thought. If you overload your disposal, you increase the risk of causing a jam. It is important to not put too many items in this disposal at once, or you may increase the risk that you will create a jam and the garbage disposal will not work.
There are many items that can safely be put into a garbage disposal, but this is not a replacement for the trash can. Non food items, and hard items like bones should never be put into the garbage disposal. There are blades down inside the disposal, and if they cannot turn due to a large object, your disposal will no longer function.
The blades inside the disposal can stop working due to buildup. Mineral buildup on the blades can create a situation where they are no longer able to turn. It is often suggested to clean your disposal with hot, white vinegar every so often to prevent buildup on the blades.
As a garbage disposal is used often and begins to age, it may not work as well as it used to. This may be a point when replacing the garbage disposal becomes necessary. This is something that a trained plumber can do for you. It is always a good idea to look at prices and features of disposals before you purchase a new one.
There are many common reasons that a garbage disposal may no longer turn. There are many preventative measures that you can take to ensure that your garbage disposal stays in good condition for many years to come. If at any point this item needs to be replaced, there are some great professionals that can help you with this task also.
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