Garbage Disposal  Repair

Why Garbage Disposals Break

At Drain Masters, we have seen many garbage disposals break over the years. Some common reasons include:


  • Foreign objects getting caught in the blades, causing them to jam or break.
  • Overloading the disposal by putting too much food down at once, which can put a lot of strain on the motor and cause it to break.
  • Lack of regular maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating the blades. This can prevent breakdowns and prolong the life of the disposal.
  • Wiring issues or malfunctioning of the internal components, that might require professional repair or replacement.

Don’t Put These Items in Your Disposal

There are certain items that should not be put down a garbage disposal as they can cause damage or clogs. These include:

  • Bones (chicken, beef, pork, etc.)
  • Grease and oil
  • Stringy or fibrous food (celery, onion skins, corn husks, etc.)
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit pits and seeds
  • Metal or glass objects
  • Starchy foods (potato peels, rice, pasta, etc.)
  • Expired or moldy food

It’s also important to avoid overloading the disposal with too much food at once and to run plenty of water while it’s in use.

What Signs Warrant Calling a Plumber

You should call a plumber to fix your garbage disposal if you notice any of the following issues:

  • The disposal is making strange noises or not running at all.
  • The disposal is leaking, or water is not draining properly.
  • The disposal is clogged and not working properly.
  • The disposal has a bad smell.
  • The disposal is jammed and won’t turn on.
  • The disposal is not properly grinding food.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, it’s best to call a plumber to diagnose and fix the problem. They will be able to determine if it’s a simple fix or if the disposal needs to be replaced.

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