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my garbage disposal was working yesterday but now its humming an wont work what is wrong
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Appliance Technician: esequiel walker, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
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hi look under the disposal right in the center there is a slot where you need to use a hex wrench to turn left and right to break it loose , before you run it run the water to flush out what ever it was that jammed it, every disposal has this hex wrench with it. pressing accept for my help pays me thanks
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

hey what does a hex wrench look like and in the center bottom of the disposal i would just turn it then turn on the water then it will work fine

Appliance Technician: esequiel walker, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
hi yes find a wrench or fitting for the hole then turn the wrench one way then back untill the disposal spins freely. then before you turn it on run water to flush out whatever was stuck . pressing accept for my help pays me thanks
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