broken glass in garbage disposal


Old 05-29-12, 09:32 PM
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broken glass in garbage disposal

Broken glass fell down into the disposal. I thought we got it all out. But the disposal now makes an awful grinding noise that doesn't go away. Any ideas?
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Old 05-30-12, 10:08 AM
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Your story reminded me of a Dennis the Menace cartoon some fifty-plus years ago. Dennis is standing on a chair at the sink while Joey is covering his ears with his hands. The caption read, "See, I told you our garbage disposal could do a root beer bottle!"

Take the unit out and hold it upside down while shaking it. May not help but it is the only thing that might.

OR, just take it out and re-plumb a standard basket strainer. Garbage grinders are more trouble than they are worth in my opinion.
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