Common solutions for: Garbage disposer stopper switch won't turn on disposer
01 - Start Switch
Some garbage disposer models have a stopper switch (or batchfeed stopper). The batchfeed stopper activates the start switch to start the disposer. If the start switch is defective, the disposer will not turn on. To determine if the start switch is defective, use a multimeter to test the start switch for continuity. If the start switch does not have continuity, replace it.
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02 - Wall Switch
The wall switch might be defective. Use a multimeter to test the wall switch for continuity.
03 - Batchfeed Stopper
If the garbage disposer stopper switch won’t turn on the disposer, the batchfeed stopper might be defective.