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Can a garbage disposal burn out?

Can a garbage disposal burn out?

If your garbage disposal has a burning smell or is smoking, the motor or motor capacitor may be burnt out. This can mean it is jammed with food waste, or a stubborn object may be stuck in the grinding chamber, leading the motor to overheat. To repair the garbage disposal, first shut off power to the unit.

How do I know if my garbage disposal is clogged?

One sure sign that you have a clogged garbage disposal system is if the only thing it does is to hum. You may feel it vibrating within the sink, but its shredder doesn’t actually turn around. If this occurs, turn off the unit right away, as letting it “run” even if it’s jammed can burn out its motor.

How do you tell if your garbage disposal is jammed?

You’ll know your disposal is jammed or clogged when the motor hums but the disposal doesn’t grind, is overly noisy, or runs and then stops before you turn it off. Don’t continue to run the disposal when it’s jammed—this can burn out the motor. Even when jammed, a disposal will usually drain.

What is the InSinkErator Evolution Series?

The ultimate in performance – nothing grinds more with less noise.InSinkErator Evolution Series disposals represent the highest standard in performance. Simply put, they are the best grinding, quietest line of disposals we have ever made.

What is the evolution Excel® garbage disposal?

The Evolution Excel® garbage disposal is for those who enjoy the very best kitchen appliances. The ultimate in performance – nothing grinds more with less noise.InSinkErator Evolution Series disposals represent the highest standard in performance. Simply put, they are the best grinding, quietest line of disposals we have ever made. Read more…

What is InSinkErator’s policy on product changes?

Read more… InSinkErator® may make improvements and/or changes in the specifications of products at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice or obligation and further reserves the right to change or discontinue models.