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Garbage Disposal

Dealing with a jammed or broken garbage disposal? The reason garbage disposal problems are so common is due to the widespread misconception that they’re designed to process food leftovers. In reality, a garbage disposal should be thought of more as a draining assistant than a trash can. It’s really intended to handle very light food items and particles that unintentionally make their way down the drain. By mincing these items into tiny pieces, a garage disposal helps to prevent drain clogs.

Whether you’re in need of a garbage disposal repair or replacement, FixEm Appliance is here to take care of it!

Common Issues:

  • Garbage disposal is leaking
  • Garbage disposal is humming but not grinding
  • Garbage disposal is humming and smoke is coming out
  • Garbage disposal is not draining and there is standing water in the sink
  • Garbage disposal won’t turn on

Things to Remember:

  • Always run water when running a garbage disposal.
  • Do not continue to run the garbage disposal if it is only humming and not moving.
  • Before reaching into a garbage disposal to remove debris, always make sure power is disconnected.
  • Do not intentionally put food into your garbage disposal. It is meant to handle food particles that accidentally go down the drain—it is not intended to be a food processor.