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Garbage disposals: Before you call the plumber

Garbage disposal not working? Before you buy a new one or call a plumber, see if the unit has a red reset button on the bottom.

These buttons are designed to pop before a clogged or jammed disposal can overheat the motor, so naturally, if your disposal is clogged, you should make sure it is clear first. Of course, NEVER reach your hand into the disposal. If there is debris clogging the disposal, unplug the unit for good measure and remove the obstruction with long needle-nose pliers or tongs. Then plug back in and try to start the disposal after pushing the reset button.

Backflow prevention devices ensure that contaminated water does not enter potable water systems.

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