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Disposer Stopped Running

Your disposer is equipped with a thermo-electric control which protects the motor when overloading occurs. When overloaded the motor will automatically stop and no longer operate. Overloading can be caused by packing food waste too tightly into the disposer before starting the unit or by feeding foo...

Dishwasher Does Not Drain

If your dishwasher is not draining, you may see water at the bottom of the tub. If excessive water is standing in the bottom of dishwasher, there are a few things that can cause this issue.   Check for a blockage: On models with a Fine and Ultra Fine filter, remove and check the Ultra...

Location of the Disposer Reset Button

The reset button is a red button located on the bottom or lower back side of the garbage disposer. If the garbage disposer gets jammed and the motor overloads the reset button will pop out and shut the disposer off.To reset the disposer: Turn the wall switch to OFF. Wait two to five minutes for over...

Disposer Runs But Does Not Grind Foods

If the disposer sounds like it is running normally, but does not grind the food, check the following:Fibrous materials put in disposer: Very high fiber materials such as artichoke leaves or corn husks should not be put in disposer. They are difficult to grind and may cause nuisance tripping of the o...

Disposer Odors

Disposer odors are generally caused by food or grease left in the unit. Food waste: Whenever any food waste is put into the disposer, grind it immediately to avoid the formation of odors. After large pieces of food have been ground, rotate the fly wheel impeller back and fourth 45 degrees with a bro...

Disposer Cleaning

To clean the disposer, especially if odors are present:Fill the disposer with ice cubes sprinkled with a generous amount of scouring powder or baking soda and run the unit until the ice has been completely ground up. Repeat if chamber walls are not clean.Cut a lemon into four quarters and grind it u...

Disposer - Quick Mount

The Quick Mount system found on some older model GE and Hotpoint disposers consists of two parts. One part is a lock ring, which is part of the sink flange mounting. The other is a mounting ring on the disposer itself. Once the sink flange is installed, the disposer can be easily mounted in place by...

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....

Disposer Cleaning and Deodorizing

Disposers are self-cleaning when used properly. Always use a rapid flow of cold water and allow the unit to run long enough to do a thorough job of grinding the food waste and flushing through each operation.To clean or deodorize:Should an odor develop in the unit, run an orange or lemon through the...

Disposer Continuous Feed and Batch Feed Differences

A disposer grinds food into small particles allowing it to pass through plumbing. Garbage disposers (disposals)are safe to use with septic tanks. GE Appliances disposers have a powerful grinding action that reduces food waste to small particles, they are safe for any properly sized and maintained se...

What a Disposer Will and Will Not Grind

WHAT THE DISPOSER GRINDSThe disposer will grind almost all items of food waste. Naturally some items require less time to grind than others. Some items such as animal fat, skin and hard bones take longer to grind than vegetable parings. Mixing different types of waste will improve grinding efficienc...

Removing Objects and Clearing Jams from Disposer

To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.To remove objects stuck in the disposer:Turn the power switch to the OFF position.Disconnect power at the main fuse or circuit breaker.Remove stopper and splash gu...