Garbage disposal reset but Won't Grind
Asked Apr 3, 2008, 03:17 PM
My garbage disposl (Emerson Badger 5, Model 5-38) stopped working. I pressed the reset button, and now it makes a humming noise when I turn it on (no noise at all before reset), but no grinding occurs. There is nothing jammed in it (both the grindy mechanisms move freely).
I tried finding a troubleshooting guide on the Emerson/In-sink-erator website, but this is an older model so no luck. (The guides for the newer ones are pretty useless anyway).
Also, in case it is pertinent, my model requires that you run the faucet; that is not automatic when you turn it on (as seems to be with the newer ones).