There are several ways you can successfully unblock a garbage disposer:
- Reset the unit. The switch can usually be found on the underside of the device, easily accessible from under the sink.
- Use a broom. Unplug the garbage disposer from the power, stick the handle of a broom right down to the bottom, then spin the blade – first one way, then the other. This will, in all likelihood, loosten the blockage.
- Use Vinegar and Baking Soda. Half a cup of each – left to sit for hand an hour – should soften the food scraps inside enough for it to work the next time.
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