One of the most important inventions in the history of the modern kitchen is the electric garbage disposer (or disposal). It makes life so much easier, but as with all technological advancements, sometimes you have equipment failure. Your system will eventually jam, so you need to know how to unclog a garbage disposal. Before we get into that, we need to discuss how you will see that it's jammed.
If your garbage disposal won't spin, it is probably because of one of these common reasons:
If you have a wiring problem, then this article is not going to save you. Otherwise, you are in the right place. Also, it might be helpful to read about what you should and shouldn't put in a garbage disposal.
*Some models come with a tool (a hex wrench), which is intended explicitly for freeing up the impeller in these instances. If you have such a model, that's going to work a lot better than a wooden spoon.
If you prefer a video tutorial, try these youtube instructions from ChickFix USA.
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