Weird Garbage Disposal Wiring and Breaker

plumeriavineFebruary 2, 2010

The garbage disposal is supposed to be on a dedicated circuit. It was installed at the end of November. It stopped working. We checked the breaker. The breaker wasn't tripped. We turned the breaker off and on. The circuit worked again. Again, the dispoal stopped working. Again, we reset the UNTRIPPED breaker.

What is wrong with the wiring?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
randy427

What type breakers do you have? They don't all show an obvious indication of being tripped.
As for why it's tripping, try using the maintenance wrench that came with the GD to see if it turns without undue resistance when turned off and no debris is in the drain.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 2:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

GDs have built in overload protection.

The red button on the red button on the bottom of the unit should require resetting if the GD is locked up.

If the breaker is tripping there very well could be a problem with the feed to the GD, or even the connection in the base of the GD or the switch wiring.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 3:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Re-wiring range to service spa
what connectors are appropriate for joining 6-3 NMB...
justsomeotherdude
Multiple Fluorescent Ballasts in one light fixture
Hello GardenWeb. I'm not new here, but couldn't log...
MikeM21
Replacing dimmer switch: different wire colors on new switch
My DR lights, which are controlled from two switches,...
msa6
Crawl Space Junction Boxes: inspection and capping
Hello. I'm in the process of crawl space improvement....
SparklingWater
Doorbell goes off by itself.
Can anyone tell me why this would happen? It's a wired...
stu2900
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™