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Old 08-11-2011, 12:26 PM  
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My garbage disposal (Emerson E-30) is making a soft humming noise when flipped on.
I tried the reset button and I used the allen wrench. It turns freely, but still won't work , Just a humming noise.
I'm having the same issue. Nothing jamming it, not a reset button issue. I can power it on and use a stick to start the rotation and it runs. turn it off, it just hums, unless I help prod it along. Sounds like possibly a brush issue, yet haven't seen any advice on that, only unjamming or hitting the reset button...


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Old 10-03-2012, 05:12 PM  
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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!!


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Old 10-03-2012, 05:57 PM  
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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.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:47 PM  
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Thanks. I travel a lot for work and am not home but maybe 10 days out of the month and the darn thing was brand new only about 5 years old. Should this really have that short of a lifespan? Brand - Badger model 1-83a
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:33 AM  
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Don't try to repair it yourself, you might make things worse. Contact their support guys.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:34 PM  
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I have an Emerson garbage disposal and it turns on but it is leaking water out of the bottom of the disposal
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:22 PM  
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Sounds like the disposal motor (and the disposal) are ruined.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:02 PM  
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Yep turn off the breaker to that puppy.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:36 AM  
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Good point.

The disposal water may be energized but if the disposal is grounded then all the current in the water flows inside the disposal from the motor to the grounded shell and you are safe.

If it's not grounded and you touch the water leaking out the bottom or the housing and you are grounded then you may get to see God before I do.

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