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How to Reset Your Garbage Disposal

May 1st 2023

Here are the steps you can follow to reset your garbage disposal:

Step 1: Turn off the power to the garbage disposal. This can be done by unplugging the unit or turning off the circuit breaker that powers the disposal.

Step 2: Locate the reset button on the bottom of the disposal unit. This button is usually a small red or black button.

Step 3: Press the reset button firmly with your finger. You should feel the button click when it is pressed.

Step 4: Turn the power back on to the garbage disposal. If you unplugged the unit, plug it back in. If you turned off the circuit breaker, turn it back on.

Step 5: Test the garbage disposal to see if it is working properly. Turn on the water and then turn on the disposal. You should hear the motor running and the blades spinning.

If your garbage disposal still isn’t working after following these steps, it may be clogged or there may be another issue with the unit. In this case, it may be best to contact a professional plumber or appliance repair technician to diagnose and fix the issue.

It is important to note that garbage disposals can be dangerous if not handled properly. Always turn off the power to the unit before attempting to reset or work on it. Additionally, never put your hand or any objects into the disposal unit while it is running.

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