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Jiggersing 07-19-2008 01:46 PM

Emerson Disposal
I can manually move it with a little wrench or from inside -- can spin each impeller and rotate the whole gizmo, BUT when I turn on the switch, there is an electrical hum but no functioning. It is an Emerson E100, maybe 15 years old?

jeff1 07-19-2008 06:42 PM


If not jammed up but the motor is hummmmmming only....sounds like a bad motor = shopping time.


Charlie 07-21-2008 08:10 AM

If you are sure that everything is moving then it is probably a bad motor.

On the plus side though with a 15 years old disposal you/somebody got their moneys worth :)

majakdragon 07-22-2008 09:37 AM

Sounds like a motor problem. After 15 years, the blades are probably getting dull anyways and a new unit is in order. Emerson is the manufacturer of Insinkerator disposals so changing it out should not be a problem.

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