Although many people choose to compost or even throw their leftovers or wasted foods in the garbage, there are still millions of people that have a garbage disposal. These are excellent machines, because they eliminate waste that would otherwise go into a landfill, particularly for those who choose not compost. If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, and it stops working, there are a few things you will want to check out before calling him professional technician to come and help you. If your disposal starts humming or jams, the first thing you want to do is shut it off. Then, check the inside of the garbage disposal, to remove any large objects that are in it. Once you have removed the objects that were causing the jam or the hum, turn it back on. If it starts functioning properly, then you know you have fixed the problem on your own.
Another way to possibly fix a jammed or humming garbage disposal, is to turn it off, then once you have turned it off, use a tool that is specifically designed for garbage disposals to un-jam it. Take that tool and turn it clockwise, and once the tool turns on its own, you can easily remove whatever was preventing it from functioning properly, and try again. If your garbage disposal simply will not work at all, the next thing you will want to try is to reset the machine. This is done by pressing the red reset button that is located on the bottom of your garbage disposal, inside your kitchen cabinet. If after resetting your garbage disposal still hums or still jammed and trips the reset again, it is still jammed. In this case, you will want to repeat un-jamming and resetting the unit, but this still does not work, then you will definitely need to contact an experienced technician to repair your garbage disposal.
In addition to your garbage disposal, another vital kitchen appliance is your freezer. Although many people may have a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, if you have a deep freezer, and it is not defrosting properly or it is not cooling properly, there are a few things you want to look at before calling a technician. The first is to defrost the freezer as per the manufacturer’s suggested defrosting methods. If it is a self-defrosting freezer, and it is still not defrosting as it should, manually defrost it by turning it off, unplugging it and allowing it to defrost with the doors open. If your freezer is not automatically self-defrosting, allow it to defrost on its own as per the manufacturer’s suggested defrosting methods. It is extremely important to follow all of the procedures that are available in the manufacturers handbook for your freezer or for your garbage disposal, because not following these suggestions in the owner’s manual may void any warranty that you have, cause damage to your appliances or even cause you bodily injury or even death. Regardless of your appliance issues, if by following these simple tips you cannot fix it on your own, contact an experienced appliance technician.