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10 Most Common Types of Plumbing Repair Issues- How To Fix
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10 Most Common Types of Plumbing Repair Issues- How To Fix


2. How to Fix Your Jammed or Clogged Garbage Disposal (DIY):

If your garbage disposal stopped working or is making a humming sound don't get scared too soon. This is a much easier fix then most make it out to be and you will absolutely not need a plumber for this quick fix.

Step 1. Check Inside The Disposal

First, check to see if there is anything caught in the disposal. Most of the time, a fork or spoon will be caught in there without you even knowing it. If you have already checked this part lets move on to step 2.

Step 2. Press The Garbage Disposal Reset Button

Second, press the garbage disposal reset button located underneath the disposal. This will reset the system just in case the problem is electrical. If this still doesn't fix your problem move on to step 3.

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Step 3. Twist The Hexagon Screw Left and Right to Remove the Clog

Without removing the garbage disposal. Use your 1/4 inch allen wrench to move around the hexagon screw located at the bottom of the disposal. Move it about a half a turn left and right until you can move it freely with little pressure. Once you get the screw moving you should be good to go. Whatever was lodged in there is now loose and you can remove it manually or start up the disposal and let the disposal do its job.

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Required Tools for this DIY Project

Having the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you startwill help you save time and frustration.

  • 1/4 inch Allen Wrench (Costs about $7.00 dollars for a single wrench or you can get the set that contains all of the sizes for about $12.00)
  • Rubber gloves
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