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Garbage Disposer Stopper Switch Won't Turn on Disposer

The 3 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Garbage disposer stopper switch won't turn on disposer are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.


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Start Switch

The stopper activates the start switch which is mounted into the upper housing of the garbage disposer. If the disposer does not turn on with the stopper the switch might be defective. The start switch can be checked for continuity and replaced if necessary.

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Other Causes and Conditions

Wall Switch

If the garbage disposer stopper switch won't turn on the disposer and the home also has a wall switch which provides power to the disposer, the wall switch might be defective.

Other Causes and Conditions

Batchfeed Stopper

If the garbage disposer stopper switch won't turn on the disposer the batchfeed stopper might be defective.

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