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How Does a Garbage Disposal Work? — Appliance Repair Tips

Garbage disposal won’t turn on, motor hums but doesn’t run? This video provides information on how a garbage disposal works and offers troubleshooting tips to assist you in diagnosing and repair.

Here is a list of the most commonly replaced parts associated with each garbage disposal symptom:

Garbage disposal won’t turn or run at all: start switch
Garbage disposal stopper switch won’t shut off disposer: start switch
Garbage disposal motor hums but doesn’t run: shredding plate
Garbage disposal grinding plate is stuck: shredding plate
Garbage disposal leaks water near the top: sink flange gasket, o-ring, splash guard and stopper

All of the information provided in this garbage disposal troubleshooting video is applicable to the following brands: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, Jenn Air, Maytag, Sinkmaster, Waste King

How your garbage disposer works:

For more DIY videos including part replacement and help finding your model visit the repair help section of our website: Garbage Disposer repair help

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