Roto-Rooter Can Help Your Garbage Disposal | Roto-Rooter Blog

Roto-Rooter Can Help Your Garbage Disposal | Roto-Rooter Blog

We use garbage disposals on a regular basis and typically don’t encounter many issues along the way, but if you do, here are a few preliminary steps recommended by our Nashville plumbers to try.

What to do when the disposal stops working:

All disposals have an overload protection sensor, which determines if the motor is overheating. This sensor has the ability to shut off the disposal and occasionally your disposal will shut off during this process if there is a broken electrical connection.  To assess the situation follow the steps provided below.

  • Do not put your hands or any object down the drain or you could end up creating more of a problem than you started with.
  • Turn the disposal off and make sure the appliance is plugged in properly.
  • Press the reset button, which should be located on the front or bottom of the disposal.
  • Restart the disposal and it should begin to function as it normally would.

If you are still experiencing an issue with your garbage disposal and would like to schedule service, call us at (615) 361-6647 or visit our Nashville plumber web site for online scheduling.

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