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How To Unjam A Disposal


Symptom: The disposal makes a humming sound with No turn table movement.

Tools Needed:

Wooden Spoon or an Unjamming Wrench

This is available for purchase at most popular online retailers including  


Note: The Unjamming Wrench, part number 1037, is not supplied with the disposal.

Unplug the disposal before trying to unjam the unit

Step One 

If your disposal has a removable splash guard, remove it now.

Step Two

Insert the wooden spoon or unjamming wrench up against the Swivel Impeller and begin to push. The motion of forcibly pushing the Swivel Impeller should allow the entire Turntable to be rotated manually. Continue this rotation until you are able to rotate the Turntable clockwise or counter-clockwise a full revolution insuring it has release.


Sometimes attempting to run a jammed disposal will cause the reset button to trip. Before starting the disposal, push the reset button. This is found in the opening, towards the bottom of the disposal, opposite the side the power cord comes out.





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