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Maintenance Tip: Garbage Disposals

Posted on February 18, 2016

As everyone knows home appliances do not last forever, the problem is, when do you know when to replace one instead of repairing it? Fortunately with garbage disposals there are some clear signals that the disposal is at the end of its useful life.

  • Clogs frequently: If you are following proper operating rules such as running water for 20 seconds after use and cutting waste into small pieces before inserting them into the unit, and it stills clogs frequently, it may be time to replace it with a new one.
  • Frequent popping of the reset button: Occasional need to push the reset button, especially if too much waste was inserted, is normal. However, if you find yourself frequently resetting the Unit, the motor is failing and the Unit needs replacing.
  • Odors: If there is a persistent odor that remains after cleaning with vinegar, citrus peels or a sink full of dish soap, it may be time to replace the Unit.
  • Leaks: Although some leaks are just a matter of tightening connections or replacing O rings, other leaks may be too costly to repair versus a new disposal. If the leak is in the sink flange or the disposal itself, it’s time to replace.

If you decide to replace it yourself, notice how important it is to follow proper procedure and guidelines by watching the Home Depot Video. In most cases it may be best to hire a professional to ensure the disposal is installed correctly and safely.

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