Garbage Disposal Repair & Troubleshooting

Garbage Disposal Not Working? We'll Take Care Of It!

More than simply a convenient kitchen appliance, garbage disposals help keep food waste out of landfills, which is great for the environment. When your garbage disposal is leaking, clogged, or simply not working contact our appliance repair technicians. We’ll repair this vital part of your home and allow you to continue benefiting the earth.

In households with sewer access, disposals send food waste to wastewater treatment plants where organic solids can be processed into fertilizers. More advanced wastewater plants can even capture biogas from disposal waste for energy production.

We repair two main types of garbage disposals:

  • Continuous Feed. These models operate when you flip a wall or accessory switch. A rubber shield or baffle contains food within the unit and helps the disposal run more quietly than other types.
  • Batch Feed. These only activate when the disposal lid is engaged and the disposal is covered. They take a bit longer to set up but are great for homes with children or people who prefer extra safety.

Common Issues Of Garbage Disposals

The technicians at Illiana Appliance Repair have seen a wide range of problems with kitchen appliances. That means our team is well-versed in handling nearly any type of repair job on your garbage disposal. We make it our mission to quickly identify the issue and provide an effective solution.

If you notice any of these problems, be sure to call us:

Check your fuse box or circuit breakers for power issues. Otherwise locate the small, red reset button on the bottom of your system. If it is popped out, the disposal has overheated. Clear the jam and try resetting it. If you have power and there is no sound, the motor is probably worn out.

High fiber foods, cornhusks, avocado leaves, bones, utensils, and more can jam your disposal. Never put your hand in the disposal to clear this jam. If your disposal has a hole for a socket wrench under the motor, use the wrench to rotate the masher plate and attempt to clear the jam. If you want professional help, we are always here to answer your call!

Address clogs by turning off the power at the main disconnect, disassembling the trap, and clearing the clog with a drain snake. After reassembly, turn the water on to check if the clog has cleared. Need help? Call our technicians.

Bones and other foreign objects can cause excessive noise and jams in garbage disposals. Noise may also result from loose mounting screws, broken flyweights, and worn lugs and blades. Address this issue promptly, as loose screws can cause water to leak into the motor and bearings.

Leaks usually indicate a loose sink flange or a rubber gasket in need of replacement. However, if the leak is coming from the body of the disposal, the unit will have to be replaced. The sooner you call our team, the better we can prevent major damage.

Types of Garbage Disposals

  • General Electric
  • FrigidAire
  • InSinkErator (such as Badger 5)
  • KitchenAid
  • Whirlpool

Common Parts We Replace

  • Lids and baffles
  • Blades
  • Gaskets and seals
  • Flanges
  • Tubing
  • Lugs
  • Flyweights
  • Fully Bonded and Insured

    We offer warranties on our Parts and Labor for all appliance owners.

  • Discounted Prices

    All of our customers receive their parts at a discounted rate. 

  • Availability When You Need It!

    Available 7 days a week!

Great Reasons to Hire Illiana Appliance Repair

Qualified Experts

Workmanship & Parts Warrantied

Service on Your Schedule

Courteous, Uniformed Professionals

Locally Owned & Operated

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What Our Clients Say

Prompt and Professional

Prompt and professional. Can’t say enough nice things about them. The woman who answered the phone was very kind and helpful, and Paul (who fixed our oven) was amazing. I’d give more stars if I could.

Brian Jones

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