If you are inspecting your garbage disposal, the first thing to check is the sound. Simply turn on your disposal and listen for a few seconds. A properly running disposal will have a clear, uncluttered sound, while a rusty disposal will have more of a crunchy sound. If the disposal suddenly stops or jams, then there's a bigger issue.
On the bottom of the center of all InSinkeRator® disposals, there's a reset button. There's also a small hole for the reset wrench, which comes with all disposals of this brand, where you can un-jam the mechanism.
You can avoid disposal malfunctions by only disposing of proper foods. Fibrous foods, like celery, is not a good idea. You should also never overload the disposal with a large amount of food.
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