Whirlaway Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting

LOUD NOISES: (Other than those during grinding of small bones and fruit pits):These are usually caused by accidental entry of a spoon, bottle cap or other for- eign object. To correct this, turn off electrical switch and water. After disposer has stopped, remove splash guard, remove object with long handled tongs, and replace splash guard.
UNIT DOES NOT START:Unplug power cord or turn either the wall switch or breaker box switch to "OFF" position, depending on your model and wiring config- uration. Remove stopper and/or splash guard. Check to see if turntable will rotate freely using a wooden broom handle. If turntable rotates freely, replace splash guard and check re-set button to see if it has been tripped. Re-set button is red and located oppo- site discharge elbow, near the bottom. Push button in until it clicks and remains depressed.
If re-set button has not been tripped, check for short- ed or broken wire connecting to disposer. Check electrical power switch, fuse box or circuit breaker. If wiring and electrical components are intact, the unit may have internal problems that require service or replacement.
IF TURNTABLE DOES NOT ROTATE FREELY:Turn off disposer, then check for any foreign object lodged between the turntable and grind ring. Dislodge object by rotating table with a wooden broom handle and remove object, If no foreign object is present, there may be internal problems.
LEAKS:If the unit leaks at the top, it may be due to:
1. Improper seating of sink flange (gasket centering, putty or tightening).
2. Support ring not tightened properly.
3. Defective or improperly installed cushion mount.
If unit leaks at the waste elbow, leak may be due to improper tightening of elbow flange screws.