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Garbage Disposal: Excessive Noise

Excessive noise may be caused by vibration as outlined in the previous section "Garbage Disposal: Excessive Vibration" or by a hard, non-food object caught in the grinding hopper. This foreign object can be a piece of silverware, bottle cap, glass, etc.

  • Turn off power to the disposal at the electrical service panel.
  • Reach into the grinding hopper and feel about the flywheel and impellers for any hard foreign object.
  • Also check the edge between the flywheel and the grinding chamber wall.
  • Remove the object.

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