A garbage disposal can present certain risks when repairing it. Here are some things to be aware of when fixing your garbage disposal.
Garbage Disposal Power Connections
If you have a stuck garbage disposal and neglect to turn switch and power to the unit off, it could suddenly unfreeze and start spinning again. This is why it’s important to make sure the plugs for the garbage disposal are all disconnected and the garbage disposal power is shut off on the circuit breaker board.
Damaging or Losing Delicate Garbage Disposal Parts
Between small connector screws holding pipes and the power supply together, to the pieces that grind up food, garbage disposals have many small moving parts. These parts are easy to lose or damage during a repair if you’re not careful and organized.
Sharp Objects Inside the Garbage Disposal
Even if the power supply is off, you never want to risk putting your hand down the garbage disposal, as there could be a sharp object such as glass or a bone fragment lodged in there. This is quite common in the event of a clog. Plus, the damage putting your hand down a garbage disposal, even if you’re sure it’s safe, is too great to risk.
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