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garbage disposal problems (by Laker Lori [CA]) Mar 18, 2023 12:05 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by LisaFL [FL]) Mar 18, 2023 12:17 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by Vee [OH]) Mar 18, 2023 12:26 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by Jason [VA]) Mar 18, 2023 1:09 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by Jim in O C [CA]) Mar 18, 2023 1:43 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by WL [CA]) Mar 18, 2023 2:55 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by WL [CA]) Mar 18, 2023 2:55 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by MC [PA]) Mar 18, 2023 3:52 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by Don [PA]) Mar 18, 2023 7:02 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by WL [CA]) Mar 18, 2023 10:06 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 19, 2023 12:03 AM
       garbage disposal problems (by Robert J [CA]) Mar 19, 2023 1:53 AM
       garbage disposal problems (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Mar 19, 2023 6:06 AM
       garbage disposal problems (by myob [GA]) Mar 19, 2023 7:13 AM
       garbage disposal problems (by Don [PA]) Mar 19, 2023 11:43 AM
       garbage disposal problems (by myob [GA]) Mar 19, 2023 12:36 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by zero [IN]) Mar 19, 2023 5:32 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 19, 2023 9:44 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by Phil [OR]) Mar 20, 2023 1:00 AM
       garbage disposal problems (by Hoosier [IN]) Mar 20, 2023 9:36 PM
       garbage disposal problems (by mike [CA]) Mar 23, 2023 5:35 PM

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garbage disposal problems (by Laker Lori [CA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 12:05 PM
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(I know about using the allen wrench/reset button underneath)

They constantly break. I feel like I am constantly replacing them. Aside from that one fix above, are there common fixes for them? --3.86.x.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 12:17 PM
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Either put in a more robust one (more horsepower) or remove them. The lower end ones are not worth the hassle. --24.96.xx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 12:26 PM
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Just switch to a drain basket and save time for a walk in the park, more plastic junk. --76.190.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 1:09 PM
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If you insist on having one, upgrade to a 3/4 hp. I just take them out all together though. Itís just one more thing to break that doesnít produce additional income. --50.219.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 1:43 PM
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I use the three-quarter horsepower and I believe seven year warranty units and they last for 10 to 12 years unless abused. --99.23.xxx.x




garbage disposal problems (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 2:55 PM
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Semper Screens - previously posted on this website - replaces sinkerator with a tenantproof screen in the drain. Semperscreeen dot com --68.7.xx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 2:55 PM
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Semper Screens - previously posted on this website - replaces sinkerator with a tenantproof screen in the drain. Semperscreen dot com --68.7.xx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 3:52 PM
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We removed them. --73.230.xxx.xx




garbage disposal problems (by Don [PA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 7:02 PM
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Instruct the tenant to use plenty of water. Tap on full force while gd is running AND keep the water on for 15 seconds after the gd has finished grinding. People do not use enough water to flush out the ground up food and it hardens into a putty as it dries. It can lock up the cheap ones that do not have enough torque to break it loose, and it can also harden in the drain line downstream and cause a clog.

Replacing gd is pretty quick and easy. Once the mount is on you do not change it. Just loosen the collar, remove and replace, tighten the collar. Make a simple electric connection and done. I feel that without a gd a lot of stuff is gonna go down the drain and clog it. --73.141.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 10:06 PM
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Don, check out the Semper Screen website - the heavy duty stainless steel Screen built into the SemperScreen prevents crap from going down the drain, preventing clogs. It's almost tenantproof! For $24 per drain, it can save you a fortune in plumbers fees. --68.7.xx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 12:03 AM
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Lori,

More power!

Momma picks the house and Momma wants a disposal. Amenities like this can make the difference between slow or fast to rent, AND bring in higher rents.

3/4 hp or more and your troubles will disappear and make Momma happy at the same tome.

If the current disp is not very old it might have the newer quick change bracket. --73.103.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 1:53 AM
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After giving a class to tradesman and landlords on the subject of garbage disposers, half of them still had issues because they were too short sighted and narrow minded to spend a buck to save themselves future troubles. I'm not saying that you are one of them, but if you keep on having problems you aren't addressing the underline problems.

I was given the contract to maintain a large apartment house for a huge landlord operation. Over 100 units. After a year my contract was not renewed. One owner told the board of directors that I had removed all of the disposers and replace them with standard 4" drain baskets. That's 100 disposals down the drain. Problem solved at a high cost. Another board member had a son living in that building so he called him on speaker phone, asking about the disposal problem. The son said,

"Oh yes the disposals. Robert fixed the problem and all of the units have working disposals with no problem with them for the past 9 months".

They thought I removed them, but instead I fixed the problem.

On a master plumber who investigated and found the problem and was willing to do what was necessary to fix it right, at any cost!

This problem was too many kitchens drained into the same common sewer lines and was not slopped or vented enough for the food to drain out before gumming up the line causing blockages. --47.147.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 6:06 AM
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Another vote for no disposals in rentals UNLESS a class A property...but I would still think twice. --64.246.xxx.xx




garbage disposal problems (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 7:13 AM
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we take them out day one and put an under counter light in its place.

We also take off any screen doors.

--108.239.xx.xx




garbage disposal problems (by Don [PA]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 11:43 AM
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MYOB---Removal is the advice that The Sec 8 Bible gives --73.141.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 12:36 PM
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If I ever take 8 thats good to know Don PA. Better to know this--- I don't take 8! --108.239.xx.xx




garbage disposal problems (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 5:32 PM
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WL (and anyone using these),

Since you have used them for a bit I am curious about the sempersafe screens.

Do you notice build up on the underside of the screen that can't be gotten to without removal?

I started sealing screen cups in vanity drains a short while back. I have one in an often used half bath at my house. It isn't sealed in. I removed it the other day and noticed a lot of build up on the under side.

Does this happen with the sempersafe units? I am a little concerned about the smell and such that could start from this.

Otherwise I love the idea. Being someone who suffered from corn nuts being flushed down a kitchen sink and the fun that happened after it.

I don't do disposals, even in my own place. I don't see a need for these here, but to help keep accidents from happening at rentals it is a neat idea. --107.147.xx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 9:44 PM
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There are routinely red reset buttons on the bottom of the unit that sometimes need pushed in --24.101.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by Phil [OR]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 1:00 AM
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Costco routinely has 3/4 HP on sale for $90. They hold up better than the big box store brands. Instruct tenant to NOT pour boiling water..ie spaghetti water etc.. down the disposal. It can warp it and cause it to jam --76.138.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 9:36 PM
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3/4 HP or more, have a good splash guard to prevent forks and so on falling in, and then we squirt a small amount of oil in the bottom at each turnover and run them for 15 seconds. --99.92.xxx.xxx




garbage disposal problems (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2023 5:35 PM
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badger 5 or better and a short tutorial on how they work. in calif we most commonly drain dishwashers through them so the dumdums need to know to run them clear before the DW is run to avoid backups. they also need to know that running water is required for them to work. yes, some people need to be told. --75.80.xx.xx



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