Rookie wiring a dish disposal

by Jean   Last Updated October 16, 2019 16:21 PM - source

Dish disposal was jammed and I unjammed it with the allen wrench but didnt take out the allen wrench and when I turned it on...... it wrapped the wiring around the allen wrench and unscrewed the wiring nuts. Well the white neutral wire of the dish disposal was hidden inside the cover of the bottom of the disposal and I didnt see it. I thought it was odd that there was only 1 black wire hanging out the bottom of the disposal , but I continued to wire the hot and neutral of the extension cord to the 1 black wire out the disposal and saw a spark and of course it didn't turn on. After watching youtube, then I realized that there are 2 wires coming out of the disposal and then proceeded to wire it correctly. The disposal does not work and does not see to have power. Did I short of burn out the dish disposal and need to replace it??

Answers 2

You probably didn't hurt the garbage disposal, but you probably tripped the circuit breaker in your electrical panel. You may have also fried the switch for the disposal, or any outlets, cords or wires between the disposal and the breaker.

October 16, 2019 16:16 PM

Theres a ltl red button sometimes black on the bottom push it in to reset overload..sounds like a badger type disposal

c rame
c rame
October 16, 2019 21:27 PM

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