Waste King Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting & Repair Guide

Waste King Garbage Disposal Waste King Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting & Repair GuideWaste King garbage disposers work at high rpms, turning with permanent magnet motors to liquefy food waste. Waste King specializes in HIGH POWER food disposers that produce more torque than most other disposals, and they rarely get jammed because of this. The waste king garbage disposals feature 180 degree stainless steel impellers that reduce jamming, and thus you will find that there is no unjamming key like many other disposals have.Waste King Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting & Repair Guide

The current Legend Series line of Waste King garbage disposers include the Legend 8000, the Legend 3300, the legend 3200, legend 2600, legend 1001, legend 111, the legend 8000TC batch feed, legend 5000 tc, legend 2600 tc, and the Legend 3-bolt mount disposals are the legend 9980, legend 9950, legend 9930, legend 9980 tc and legend 9990 tc.
These models range form 1/3 hp, 1/2 hp, 3/4 hp and 1 hp models, spinning between 1900 and 2800 rpms.
They are warrantied from 2 years up to LIFETIME! Waste Kings in home service warranty covers replacements parts, repair labor to correct any defects in the disposal. Check your Waste king manual for details.

If you have an older waste king, here is the list of discontinued models:

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the Gourmet series PM 111, PM 1001, SS 2600, SS3100, SS3300, SS 8000, SS 5000TC AND SS 8000TC. Also the custom series is discontinued: the CS 9930, CS 9950, CS 9980, CS 9900TC AND CS 9980TC.
In this waste king repair guide manual we will go over the most common issues.
Issues such as: clogged waste king Garbage disposal wont drain,
Unjamming a jammed waste king, or buzzing noise waste king garbage disposal,
waste king garbage disposal leaking at the seal, or leaking at the bottom.

Waste King Disposer is not working.

Make sure the unit isnt jammed, and then check that the cord is plugged in, and that the power is on. Then press the reset button. The red reset button is located near the bottom on the opposite side of the power cord. You should be able to push it near the bottom, and click it in if it is reset.

Waste King disposer is jammed, or making a humming noise, how do I unjam my disposal?

If you hear a buzzing, or humming noise, tun it off immediately so as not to burn out the motor or trip the reset button. If you have a switch, turn it off, or just unplug the waste king disposal cord, or turn it off at the breaker box.

Then remove the stopper and splashguard and use a long broomstick, hammer handle or something similar to check to see if the turn table is moving freely. Just use your stick or handle to push one of the two impellers to rotate the turntable. If the turntable is jammed, you will need to find what is jamming it and remove it. Sometimes pennies, or small pieces of metal can find their way down and get stuck.

How to unclog a Waste King Garbage Disposal.

If the disposal is working, but the water and waste wont go down, you have a clogged disposal chamber, or a clogged disposer drain pipe. The first step is to use a plunger. 9 times out of 10, the plunger will do the trick. Fill the garbage disposal up until water starts to fill the kitchen sink. Then with the plunger firmly sealed at the mouth of the disposal, pump it up and down several times until you feel a suction building, and then yank the plunger up and hopefully dislodge the clogged particles. If this doesnt work, then you will have to remove the drain pipe exiting the side of the disposal and clean it out with something long and skinny.

How to get rid of bad odors and sharpen the blades of your Waste king garbage disposal.

If the disposer has a bad smell, or doesnt seem to grind the food particles up that well, you may a dirty disposal, or dull blades. No problem, just put a bunch of ice cubes in your disposal and turn it on. The hard ice cubes will grind into slush and as they do, they will sharpen the blades and wash all the gunk out of your disposal chamber.

Waste King Garbage disposal is leaking

If the disposal is leaking from the bottom, you will need to replace it with a new one as the chamber is probably rusted through.

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  1. V. Bonner
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    I just want to give you a quick thanks for the trouble shooting information. I was able to fix my disposale in less than 5 minutes!

  2. Posted March 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    waste king gourmet series does humm, blades are not rotating. Tried the broom handle and also filling sink with water and plunging. I have used the reset button. When I try to restart (turn on the desposal again) it only hums. Can you help me. Any suggestions?

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