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Garbage disposal unit does not work

I have a Disposall (GFC 300P) brand garbage disposal installed under my sink and all of a sudden, it's no longer working. All it does now is hum. My Google searches showed only one DIY solution and that was to unplug it from the wall socket then put the correct size allen wrench (hex wrench) into the nut at the bottom of the unit and spin the nut clockwise until it moves on its own. However, the Disposall GFC 300P does not have that anywhere on the unit. Also, there is no access to the blades (to move with a wooden dowell, to free it up that way) from the top. Am I screwed or am I just not finding the access for the allen wrench? It seems to be a common enough brand/model of garbage disposal to find some sort of help online, but I can't find any.
posted by NoMich on Jun 7, 2014 - 9 answers

What the hell are my upstairs neighbors up to?

I have been repeatedly woken at night, often for hours, by noises from the upstairs neighbors, all of which I find bewildering. For a few days I hear them drilling in their bathroom, apparently installing something. Now they wander around upstairs for hours, back and forth to the bathroom, running the water for a few minutes each time, occasionally punctuated by a brief grinding noise I would associate with a garbage disposal, but not for so long that they are disposing garbage (and how would you even get a garbage disposal in a bathroom sink anyway)? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on May 23, 2014 - 43 answers

Damn you!

THANKSGIVING PLUMBING URGENCY: Is this going to end up a big deal? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Nov 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Installing a garbage disposal in a rental apartment

Installing a garbage disposal in a rental apartment [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on May 18, 2012 - 11 answers

1.0 vs. 1/2 hp garbage disposal

Should I buy a 1/2 hp or 1.0 hp garbage disposal? Why? [more inside]
posted by Falwless on Jun 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Maybe the switch went down the disposal...

I just moved into a new apartment. There's a garbage disposal, but I can't find the switch anywhere. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by nosila on Dec 19, 2010 - 27 answers

San Francisco Plumbing Nightmare

San Francisco Plumbing Nightmare [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on May 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Needed: Functional Garbage Disposal ASAP!

Help! We're drowning in orange rinds, onion skins, and a mishmash of left overs! [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on May 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Glass down the garbage disposal?

We broke a glass in the kitchen sink and cleaned it up as best as we could, but now the garbage disposal is jammed. Do we have to call a plumber? [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Oct 17, 2007 - 13 answers

Overpowering kitchen sink stench threatens life on earth

My kitchen sink drain stinks! I've tried a couple of different things to fix it, and done some Googling, but the stench remains. Help! [more inside]
posted by autojack on May 13, 2007 - 22 answers

Help unclog our sink

I need some plumbing help. The drain from our kitchen sink is clogged, and we're trying to fix it DIY-style. [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Mar 18, 2007 - 9 answers

My kingdom for a garbage disposal that works!

Should we ask for a rent reduction because we can no longer dispose of food in our garbage disposal? [more inside]
posted by sarahnade on Feb 2, 2007 - 33 answers

My roommate has no common garbage disposal cents

I have a penny stuck in my garbage disposal. [more inside]
posted by thetenthstory on Nov 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Garbage disposal dos and don'ts

We just rennovated the kitchen and now have a garbage disposal and dishwasher that neither of us ever had before. Dos and don'ts for what we should put down the disposal? [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Jun 16, 2006 - 45 answers

Garbage Disposal/Dishwasher

Garbage disposal/dishwasher part deux. [mi] [more inside]
posted by Lola_G on Dec 7, 2004 - 7 answers

Garbage Disposal Issues

Any tips for unclogging a slow-draining garbage disposal? I think that broccoli cheddar soup is the culprit. I've tried Kitchen Drano to no avail. Help me, Ask MetaFilter!
posted by UKnowForKids on Jan 27, 2004 - 10 answers

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