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Unjam Your Garbage Disposal in Four Simple Steps

October 21, 2022 / in Plumbing Tips and Kitchen / by Clayton Plumbers
 

Guide on How to Unjam Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are a handy kitchen appliance until they get jammed. Here’s a quick guide on how to unjam your garbage disposal in four simple steps. If you need further assistance, JoCo Plumbing is the company to call.

Step 1: Turn the Power Off

First, ensure the power to the garbage disposal is turned off for safety.


Step 2: Manual Rotation

Then, insert an Allen wrench into the bottom of the disposal unit. Try to manually rotate the blades. This can often free up any objects that are causing the jam.

Step 3: Use the Reset Button

If manually rotating the blades doesn’t work, look for the reset button on the bottom of the disposal unit and press it. It’s usually a red or black button. Press it and then try running the disposal again.


Step 4: Turn the Power On

Turn the power back on and try running the disposal again. If these steps don’t resolve the issue, it’s time to call in the professionals.


When to Call JoCo Plumbing

JoCo Plumbing is a trusted plumbing company that can provide further assistance. Their experienced technicians can quickly diagnose and fix your problem, ensuring your garbage disposal is back up and running in no time.

Remember, while these steps can be effective for minor jams, more serious issues should always be handled by professionals to prevent further damage or potential injury. Don’t hesitate to call JoCo Plumbing when you need help with your garbage disposal or any other plumbing issues in your home.


Jammed Garbage Disposal

Tale of the Smoothie Mishap and the Magic Button

Once upon a time, in the quiet town of Clayton, North Carolina, lived a homeowner named Bill. Bill was known for his culinary experiments. One day, he decided to make a smoothie with every fruit he could find in his kitchen. He tossed in apples, bananas, oranges, and even a pineapple - whole!


As you can imagine, the garbage disposal wasn’t too happy with this fruit fiesta. It groaned, it moaned, and then… it jammed. Bill tried everything he could think of - a plunger, a coat hanger, even his lucky golf club! But the garbage disposal remained as stuck as a car in Clayton’s infamous mud season.

In desperation, Bill called JoCo Plumbing. The operator, with a chuckle in her voice, asked, “Did you try the reset button, Bill?”

“The what?” Bill asked.

“The little red button on the bottom of your disposal unit. It’s like the garbage disposal’s own little defibrillator.”

Bill crawled under the sink, found the little red button, and pressed it. To his surprise and relief, the garbage disposal sprang back to life!

From that day forward, Bill not only became famous for his smoothies but also for his newfound plumbing skills. And every time he’d hear the hum of his trusty garbage disposal, he’d raise his smoothie glass in salute to JoCo Plumbing - the heroes who saved the day with just one phone call.

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