Garbage Disposal Repair & Troubleshooting

More than simply a convenience, garbage disposals reduce food waste in landfills, which is great for the environment. When your garbage disposal is leaking, clogged, or otherwise broken, trust Mr. Appliance® to provide garbage disposal repair service or replacement. Our experienced local teams offer flexible scheduling and up-front pricing.

Schedule an appointment today, and we’ll fix your garbage disposal fast.

Our Garbage Disposal Repair Expertise

We provide garbage disposal service for the two main types of units: continuous-feed and batch-feed. If you don’t know which kind you have, no worries. We’ll know what to do when we arrive on the scene!

These commonly fix garbage disposals with the following issues:

  • The garbage disposal is not working—no power.

Before you reach out to Mr. Appliance, check for tripped circuit breakers. Then push the Reset button on the bottom of your unit. If the problem persists, the motor is probably worn out. Likely, the entire unit will require professional replacement. (Get more details below.)

  • The garbage disposal is jammed.

High-fiber foods, cornhusks, avocado peels, bones, utensils, and more can jam your disposal. Under the motor, you can use a socket wrench to rotate the masher plate and attempt to clear the jam. Never put your hand in the disposal.

  • The garbage disposal drain is clogged.

Address clogs by turning off the power at the main disconnect, disassembling the trap, and clearing the clog with a drain snake. After reassembly, turn the water on to check if the clog has cleared. Need help? Reach out to Mr. Appliance for garage disposal repairs.

  • The garbage disposal is making excessive noise.

Excessive noise in garbage disposals is typically caused by foreign objects, loose mounting screws, broken flyweights, and worn lugs and blades. Have your unit serviced soon, as loose screws can cause water to leak into the motor and bearings.

  • The garbage disposal is leaking.

Leaks usually indicate a loose sink flange or a rubber gasket in need of replacement. However, sometimes leaks mean the unit will have to be replaced. The sooner you call our team, the better we can prevent major damage.

Rather than searching “garbage disposal repair near me” online and vetting dozens of unknown companies, you can save your energy by choosing a team with proven reliability and skill. Mr. Appliance is part of the trustworthy Neighborly® family of brands, and we guarantee quality workmanship.

What About Parts?

We can replace any part for disposal brands like InSinkErator, Whirlaway, and Kitchenaid. We commonly source and install the following:

  • Lids and baffles
  • Gaskets and seals
  • Tubing
  • Lugs

When to Replace a Garbage Disposal

It’s probably time to replace your garbage disposal if you notice the following issues:

  • It doesn’t turn on, but there’s no power issue.
  • The body of the disposal leaks water.
  • The appliance requires frequent resets.

All these symptoms imply severe issues with the motor, wiring, or the body of the unit. While these issues can sometimes be addressed with a repair, it’s usually most economical to pursue garbage disposal replacement services instead. Additionally, if your appliance’s malfunction is related to flyweights, blades, or flanges, replacing the unit may be the best choice. Your local Mr. Appliance can help you weigh your options.

Find Garbage Disposal Service Near Me

Mr. Appliance’s experts are at your disposal for speedy appliance repairs. We’re always glad to solve a problem. When you need garbage disposal replacement or repair, request an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

How hard is it to replace a garbage disposal?

On a DIY scale of 1 to 10, a garbage disposal replacement falls between 7 and 10. But it depends on how handy you are. Garbage disposals have numerous parts and plumbing hookups. It’s most effective to leave this job to a licensed professional.

Is garbage disposal blade replacement worth it?

No, we don’t recommend a blade replacement. It’s possible to purchase a replacement garbage disposal blade plate (also known as a shredding plate), but the cost of that part is typically 25% to 30% of the cost of a brand-new garbage disposal. Plus, it may not be possible to replace this part on some units. It makes more sense to replace the unit altogether.

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