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I have a Insinkerator 555SS... Motor hums, but does not

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I have a Insinkerator 555SS... Motor hums, but does not there
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: is there a clutch that is supposed to engage to spin the cutters? Problem just started...
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: can't think of anything else...
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 3 months ago.

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There is no clutch. Either the grinding plate is seized or the entire unit needs to be replaced. You can try freeing the plate by inserting the offset allen wrench that came with the unit into the socket in the bottom middle. Turn the power off first then try turning the wrench in both directions to free it up.