Garbage disposals play an important role in draining your kitchen fixtures and appliances. If your garbage disposal isn’t working, your dishwasher and sink may have trouble draining as well. That is why you need to know how to troubleshoot garbage disposals and when to bring in the professionals, such as our team at A-Tech Appliance.

Not Running At All

If the garbage disposal isn’t running at all, it’s best to check the power in the kitchen. The disposal may have tripped the circuit breaker in the kitchen. You may also want to check the power outlet it is connected to if there is a surge protection feature on it. If it still doesn’t run, it may just be broken or need other work done. At Atech Appliance, we can troubleshoot further and dig deeper to see what is causing the situation.

Backed Up Water

If there is backed up water in your garbage disposal or sink, then your disposal is likely clogged. It isn’t a good idea to try to clear a clogged garbage disposal yourself. You can disconnect power to the disposal and then, using the handle of a wooden spoon, circle the blades of the disposal to see if you can free anything up. However, it is always recommended to have professional help, as trying to unclog your garbage disposal can be dangerous work.

No matter what the problem is with garbage disposals, we can help figure it out and get your disposal working again. Whether you need a full replacement or a simple repair, we are here to help. So the next time you have a question regarding garbage disposals or any other major household appliance, make sure to give us a call.