Looking to have your food waste disposal system installed or repaied?
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Common Garburator Repairs
Jammed Garburator: The first and most common issue with a garburator is the machine jamming up. These systems get used very often and are constantly disposing of food waste. Over time the blades can dull out or the machine can get overloaded and jam up. If your garburator is humming but wont move, this is a good indicator that the propelers have jammed up.
Solution: The best solution to fix this problem is turn the power off to the garburator and stick an L-N key underneath at the bottom of the garburator and twist the blades to un-jam the machine. The second best option is to try and remove the blockage manually from the top with a utensil or some otherpointy object. If you are uncomfortable performing these tasks, just give us a call and we will be more the happy to send out a technician to solve your garburator issues.
Circuit Breaker Tripped: If your garburator isn’t turning on, make sure your breaker hasn’t tripped. Lots of times the breaker can trip and turn the garburator off.
Solution: Inspect your breaker to make sure nothing has tripped and if the breaker has tripped, turn it back on and make sure to hit the red reset button on the garburator.
Leaking Garburator: Another common problem is a leaking garburator. This could be from the drain connection at the base of the sink or it could be where the garburator disposes of the food.
Solution: If you are dealing with a leak, you will most likely need a plumber to inspect what is going on to determine if there can be a repair made or if you need to replace with a new one.
Not Turning on: This is clear sign that your garburator has reached it life span and is ready to be replaced with a new one.
If you have an old waste disposal system and your just looking to replace or upgrade your existing system, we have a variety of different options you can choose from. While we do recommend the Insinkerator brand, there are many great waste systems that we can install. Just give us a call and we can have a technician come over and provide you with a variety of options and price points for you to choose from.
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If your interested in the steps and process for installing a garburator, here is a great video for your own education. Enjoy!