- Written by Debora Campos
Garbage disposals are simple machines–basically a motor and a flywheel with impeller arms that spin and shred whatever they touch. All garbage disposal nowadays have a protective system that when a very hard particle or a large hard object tries to go through it will shut off automatically.
This machine can jam on a bottle top or other debris, or trip a circuit breaker when it’s overloaded. If that happens, you just need to take a quick step or two to repair it. You will notice that it makes a humming noise but won’t work, meaning it needs to be reset.
Please follow the instructions of the video below, you will need a tool like the one on the picture.
Tool Needed: Wrenchette