Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Should Have Been a Repairman

I really think I missed my calling in life.  I should have been a repairman.  Remember how I fixed my dryer and found the city of Lintville?  Ugh!  Thank God our house didn't burn down.

Well tonight I started dinner and turned on the garbage disposal.  What?  Why aren't you chewing up my food?  So I turned it off and turned it back on.....all I heard was a hum.  Maybe you can turn it off and back on like a computer and it will work right.  Not so much.
So I called my uncle and told him about my dilemma and he told me the secret to fixing the garbage disposal!

I love that it has a name!
So my garbage disposal came with this nifty little tool that I am still amazed that I found!  If you can't find yours get out a set of allen wrenches.

Check out the bottom of your garbage disposal...the side that's under the cabinet and not in the sink, not that I stuck my hand in the nasty water or anything.

See the hole in the bottom of the garbage disposal?  That is the manual grinder or something like that.
 Stick your garbage disposal tool into the hole.  Normally your tool should turn freely side to side.  Not mine, it was stuck.  So I had to manually grind up whatever was stuck in there.  Just turn back and forth until your tool moves freely.

Turn your garbage disposal back on and it should work!  Yay!!!  I fixed my own garbage disposal and there for should be a service repairman!
One happy sink!  And one more thing to add to my resume!


Melissa said...

Cool I didn't know that. Now I can do it too (I jam mine regularly but usually use heavy duty drain cleaner to loosen it up).

Sarah said...

Wow! This is definitely impressive! You are no damsel in distress, that's for sure :)

Kelsey said...

I'm proud of you!!! I love that there is a food waste disposer tool! Too funny :)

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