How To Unclog Your Garbage Disposal With A Broom Handle

Category: Home
Tags: unclogdisposal,DIYplumbing
Author: liz@listpipe.com

Required Items Quantity
Broom1
Flashlight1
Long, needle nose pliers1

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Important: turn off the power to the disposal. If there is a switch box under the sink, unplug the power cord. If not, turn it off at the main electrical panel. 00:00:00
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Find the reset button on the unit and press. 00:00:00
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Reconnect the power. 00:00:00
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Test the disposal with water. 00:00:00
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If this does not solve the problem, turn off the power to the unit again. 00:00:00
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Look closely in the disposal to see if there is anything stuck between the impellers (grinder blades). 00:00:00
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If there is something stuck, pull it out with the pliers. 00:00:00
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Reconnect the power and test again. 00:00:00
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If the disposal still will not work, disconnect the power. 00:00:00
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Put the broom handle down into the unit. 00:00:00
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Move the handle in a circular motion, pushing against the blades. 00:00:00
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Reconnect the power. 00:00:00
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Test again. This should do the trick. 00:00:00
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