Garbage disposals are convenient kitchen appliances that chop away at the debris in your sink so it can drain quickly and easily. But if your garbage disposal is not properly functioning, you could wind up with a big mess on your hands.
You probably haven’t thought about replacing your garbage disposal, it is one of the smaller appliances and it’s tucked away under your sink so you tend to ignore it. But your disposal is a hard-working appliance that probably gets an awful lot of use. It might be to the point where you might have to have it replaced. American Drain CO., your emergency plumber in Los Angeles, offers signs that your garbage disposal may need to be replaced.
If you have ever accidentally dropped a spoon or fork in the disposal while it is running, you know just how loud that can be. If you hear a new and different noise when you turn off the disposal, it could be a sign that something is amiss.
Now, it could be something rather simple and benign, like something stuck in the disposal for example. Your first instinct is to reach your hand in the check, but you shouldn’t do that until the power to the unit has been turned off. You also need to be real careful as there could be broken glass causing the problem and you could hurt yourself.
RESET, RESET, RESET
The reset button on your garbage disposal is intended to help it recover from any number of unusual situations. A new a properly working disposal won’t require a reset unless something is wrong. An older disposal on the brink of death may require several resets a week.