Excessive Noise or Vibration from Disposer

If there is excessive noise or vibration from the disposer, check the following:

  • Disposer not installed properly. Re-install disposer so it is level. Make sure the unit is hanging vertically and not pulled to plumbing. Download a copy of the Installation Instructions.
  • Foreign object in the disposer.
  • Bone chips or fragments can occasionally wedge in the shredder, causing a ticking noise until retrieved or worn away. Note: The impeller can also jam due to bone chips wedging under it.
  • Open circuit within motor. This will require service.


Remember, some noise is normal. With high torque and speeds up to 3,500 RPM, GE disposers deliver a faster, finer grind and are less likely to jam or clog.

Consult the owner's manual for maintenance and troubleshooting. Download a copy of the Owner's Manual.