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Disposal is humming and the flywheel is spinning but it is still not turning the grinder. Any thoughts?

Joe
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 years ago
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Unfortunately Joe if the chopper assembly (flywheel) will turn the motor is bad, it is far cheaper to replace the disposer at that point, the windings in the motor have failed, this is not uncommon, your best option is to replace the garbage disposal, I wish it was an easy solution but unfortunately there's not, hope this information is useful, thanks, Bryan

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Hmm, Thanks Bryan. The motor humms and I can feel it turning where you put in the wrench to free a stuck wheel but the grinder doesn't turn. How can the motor be bad? I'd expect a coupling or something?

Joe
Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 years ago
Well the motor is humming but not running does it eventually kickoff and you have to reset it with the little red button on the bottom? Can you get me the model number of this unit I'll take a look but I don't believe there is a coupling on this one, I could be wrong, if the give me the model number I will take a look, these are very difficult to work on also but I'll see what I can do to get you some diagrams, thanks, Bryan
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I can't find the model number for you. It is one of those that squirks bio-degradeable stuff into the grinding chamber when you turn it on, if that helps. I'll see if I can turn the grinding wheel from above manually.
Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 years ago
Okay, you didn't mention whether this clicks off and you have to reset it after a few seconds with the little red button on the bottom, does this happen?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Thanks Bryan. I was able to correct the issue. Suffice to say there was a communication issue between my wife and I on what actually happened to cause it. Once I removed the little bowl blocking the drain, all was well. Thanks for you help though!

Joe
Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 years ago
No problem I'm not sure what you mean by little bowl blocking the drain pump sure glad it's running for you, have a great weekend and thanks, Bryan
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