Originally Posted by LAR1978
My disposal locks up when ever it feels like it nothing stuck in it and it starts again when I use the Allen wrench, however now it sound like things are loose and it's starting to smell hot when I run it. Help!!
Bearings are worn? See if the cutting plate spins freely when you give it a push.
If you have a clamp-on ammeter, the no load current should then be higher than normal. The trick is, what is the normal no load current for this appliance? The maker can maybe help you with that.
This idea is more plausible if these motors have a low starting torque, like a fan motor.