How to Troubleshoot an InSinkErator Badger 1

A common problem with garbage disposals is objects that jam the disposal mechanism and keep the motor from running.

The jammed garbage disposal could result in the motor overheating and the garbage disposal breaking down. InSinkErator designed the Badger 1 with a tool to help when you troubleshoot a jamming problem with your disposal. The InSinkErator Badger 1 includes the tool you need to clear the jam.

Turn off the InSinkErator Badger 1 and the tap water.

Insert the supplied self-service wrench into the hole on the bottom of the garbage disposal unit. Turn it to the left and right, repeatedly, until you can make one full revolution with the wrench.

Insert tongs into the drain and pull out any objects still trapped in the garbage disposal unit. Wait approximately five minutes to allow the motor to cool.

Press the reset button on the bottom of the InSinkErator Badger 1. The reset button is red and located next to the hole in the center of the disposal.

Things You Will Need

  • Tongs

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William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.