Messed up voltage on garbage disposal.

Old 08-10-05, 04:38 PM
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Messed up voltage on garbage disposal.

I recently moved into a 10 year old house and before we moved in..everything worked, including the garbage disposal. Now it doesn't work at all. I'm getting only about 64 volts across the switch. There is a light switch for a flourecent light right next to the garbage disposal switch and its on a different circuit. It has 120 volts across it. What would cause the disposal switch to only have 60-65 volts across it? Any help here would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 08-10-05, 05:02 PM
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First you need to tell what type of meter and where you are measuring the voltage.

Do you read voltage from hot to bare groundor hot to neutral?
Old 08-10-05, 05:43 PM
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I got it working...thanks for the reply though.
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So what was wrong and what did you do to get it working? We're curious.
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MY bet is he found the red reset button on the bottom of the disposal and reset it.

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