How to Repair and Service a Garburator, Disposer and Garbage Disposal?


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How to Repair Garburator

Garburator, Food waste disposer and Garbage disposal, an electrically-operated device mounted under a kitchen sink, fitted to the waste pipe (of a kitchen sink) used to reduce waste matter by grinding with turntable assembly (metal circle part with two-cutters).
This appliances, garburator, food waste disposer and garbage disposal must be grounded to reduce the risk of electric shock. You can check with your multi-meter. Please call to Certified Technician Andy's Appliance & Refrigeration for more information Tel. 604.551.3330
Before troubleshooting, you must disconnect the power supply, (cord, fuse box or circuit breaker).
Before resetting reset button (automatic circuit breaker ACB) usually red colour on the side or under the garburator, but first you must disconnect the power supply. Reset button overload control prevents the motor from operating should overloading occur. This feature protects your house wiring and your garburator. When overloaded, the motor will stop automatically.

1. Problem:
Loud noises
Possible causes:
Silverware, bottle cap or other foreign object has fallen into the garburator.
How to repair/service:
Remove the splash guard for better vision (black rubber circle part), if possible and remove the object, which make noise with long-handler tongs.

2. Problem:
Garburator does not start
Possible causes:
Reset button has been tripped. Before resetting reset button usually a red coloured switch located on side or under garburator, remember to disconnect the power supply, (because if you put something inside the garburator before reseting, and the switch is in the ON position, the garburator could start working and may possibly cause damage to the inside of the garbutator, or you could hurt yourself). Reset button overload control prevents the motor from operating should overloading occur. This feature protects your house wiring and your garburator. When overloaded, the motor will stop automatically.
How to repair/service
Remove the splash guard for better vision (black rubber circle part) if possible, check to see if the inside of the garburator turntable assembly (metal circle part with two-cutter/blades) will move freely using a broom handle. If the turntable assembly moves freely, check the reset button to see if it has been tripped. The reset button is a red colored switch and located opposite to the discharge elbow, near the bottom of the garburator or in some models the switch is located on the bottom of the garburator. Push the button in unit it clicks and remains depressed. If the reset button has not been tripped, check for a shorted or broken wire connecting to the garburator. Check the electrical power switch, fuse box or circuit breaker (automatic circuit breaker ACB). If wiring and electrical components are intact, the garburator may have internal problems.

3. Problem:
Garburator does not start
Possible causes:
Turntable assembly cannot rotate.
How to repair/service
If turntable assembly does not turn freely, check for an object lodged between the turntable assembly and the grind ring (located inside around side wall). Dislodge the object by moving the turntable assembly with a broom handle, (before must be disconnect the power supply), then remove the object. If not foreign object is present, there may be internal problems.

Garburator – disposer leaks.
If the leak is at the top, it may be caused by:
- Improper seating of sink flange (sink flange gasket, putty, or 3M Scotch-Seal™ Industrial Sealant 800 or tightening support ring). 
- Leaking from cushion mount ring (may be loose or defective mount ring, choice tightening or replace).
If the leak is at the discharge elbow, leak may be caused by improper tightening of elbow flange screws.
Read all instructions and safety precautions before using the Garburator.

How to install a Garburator
Cleaning the Garbage Disposal
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Before troubleshooting any electric appliances, devices and units you must disconnect the power supply.

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