Common signs your disposer needs help:
- Strong odor coming from disposer
- Grinding sound from disposer before anything gets put down
- Disposer just “hummms”
- Excessive vibration when disposer is energized
- Drain clogs whenever disposer is utilized
Tech tip: If your disposer is smelling kinda funky, fill the disposer to the top with ice cubes and a quarter cup of lemon juice. Turn on the disposer and let the ice thoroughly get chewed up. It will make a lot of noise so be prepared. Then turn disposer off and run a bit of cold water. The ice cubes clean the blades and knock off debris that accumulates inside the horn. The lemon juice gives the unit a fresh smell.