This Old House

How to Fix a Jammed Garbage Disposer

Richard Trethewey

How to Fix a Jammed Garbage Disposer

Find out how to fix a jammed garbage disposer. Learn what causes jams and get tips on using an allen wrench to turn the motor (with the power off, of course.) Also get tips on what to look for in a new garbage disposer so you buy a model designed to prevent jams in the first place.