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Old 07-19-2008, 01:46 PM  
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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?

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Old 07-19-2008, 06:42 PM  
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If not jammed up but the motor is hummmmmming only....sounds like a bad motor = shopping time.


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Old 07-21-2008, 08:10 AM  
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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
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:37 AM  
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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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