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Garbage Disposal Jams
Garbage disposals can come in extremely handy, but have you ever had the experience of turning on the switch and hearing silence in place of whirring blades? Before you run out and buy a new garbage disposal, make sure that yours is not just jammed. Our Lennar team has put together a how-to on dealing with this situation, as well as some other tips on caring for this small appliance.
Garbage disposals can be very sensitive and sometimes, pieces of food or other items can cause them to jam. The garbage disposal is not meant to be used with large amounts of leftover food, especially items like potato peels or eggshells. Large bones and fibrous materials can actually damage the disposal. Make sure to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for information on exactly how to use this appliance.
When using the disposal, run cold water to wash down materials, letting it run for a sufficient amount of time to carry the particles down and into the main line, this will help prevent buildup on the transit pipes.
If your disposal does not appear to be functioning properly, there is a method for working the gears free. Before you do this, make sure you ... more
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