garbage disposal smoking


Old 07-27-03, 12:17 PM
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garbage disposal smoking

After relieving a clogged garbage disposal and resetting the circuit breaker on the unit (it popped out when the jam occurred), the unit now works fine, but puts out smoke and acrid odor still. Is the unit burned out? Is it salvageable, or does it still need replacement?
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Old 07-27-03, 02:33 PM
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Needs replaced.
Old 07-27-03, 03:48 PM
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Generally, letting the magic smoke out of something is a bad thing.
Old 07-27-03, 05:48 PM
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"motors come with smoke inside from the factory, that is what us electricians, HVAC techs, plumbers, and other professionals believe"
"Once it is out, the cat is out of the bag, and replacement is imminent"
I was taught about smoke in the motors when in tech school!
Old 07-27-03, 06:00 PM
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Who hasn't heard about the factory sealed smoke?

Electronic smoke smells worse than motor smoke though.
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