Having a damaged or malfunctioning garbage disposal can be a pain. In addition to grinding up and disposing of certain food scraps, garbage disposals help to protect the environment by keeping scraps out of our landfills where they eventually create greenhouse gases. This requires additional energy to break down those harmful gases. Furthermore, when food waste is processed by your garbage disposal, it goes into the city sewers, eventually making its way to a wastewater treatment plant. The organic solids are then removed and processed into fertilizer. As a result, our garbage disposals are a vital kitchen component.
A garbage disposal is a difficult appliance to repair. It makes sense to invest in a garbage disposal repair, and preventative maintenance plan, by the Appliance Repair Doctor. Our technicians have been thoroughly trained in repairing all garbage disposal brands on the market today. There are two types that we commonly repair:
The technicians at the Appliance Repair Doctor are highly knowledgeable when it comes to garbage disposal repair. Some of the more common issues that they have face include:
Clogged drain – If you disconnect the power and clear the trap, you may be able to fix this problem with a plumbing “snake.” Otherwise, contact the Appliance Repair Doctor for assistance in the matter.
Continuous feed disposals - these types of disposals require and accessories switch or wall switch to operate. Furthermore, they are equipped with a rubber baffle or shield which holds the food waste and helps the device operate more quietly.
Excessive noise – This can be caused by bones and other foreign objects including silverware or utensils. Excessive noise can also be caused by broken flyweights, loose mounting screws, and worn blades, or lugs, which should be handled by a garbage disposal repair service.
Leaking from more than one area – This could be caused by a sink flange that needs tightening or a worn out gasket that needs replacing. If the body of the disposal is leaking, call us immediately to replace it.
No power – Check for the red reset button that located on the underside of the disposal. If it is popped out, there may be a clog that has caused it to overheat. Clear the clog and then try to reset it. Check your circuit breakers or fuse box. If you have power but it doesn’t sound like the appliance is working, you probably have a worn out motor.
For more information regarding our garbage disposal repair services in Bowmanville, Bradford, and Innisfil, call the Appliance Repair Doctor today.