Without proper care, or if used improperly, your trash disposal system is likely to encounter problems over its working life. As with most appliances, it is recommended that with all but the simplest of issues, you contact a qualified and professional home appliance repair service. Our team has a lot of experience working with all makes and models of trash disposal system, and in the majority of cases we can make same day repairs. We offer appliance repairs across several areas of Vancouver, including Langley, Surrey, and many more.
Because we are an honest and upfront company, we’ll start with the issues where you probably don’t need to call in a professional. Always remember to disconnect your unit before doing ANY sort of work or investigation on it. Now it may seem glaringly obvious but many people do not realise their unit has a reset button. If your system has overheated and wont operate, always check to see if this has popped up then press it back down again. If your unit will switch on but not work – will often make a humming sound – then the unit is probably jammed. Again, always switch off the system before trying to unjam.
Time for an Expert
Beyond those 2 simple and common problems, in most cases it is better to call on a professional appliance repair engineer. Leakage is a common issue where a professional will repair the fault efficiently. If your system is leaking from the top, then it is likely that the sink flange is damaged and will need to be replaced. If it is leaking from the drain lines and they are not just loose, then again an engineer is best to fix the issue. The most serious problem is when leaking from the bottom as this can indicate a serious breakage which if an engineer cannot repair, may mean replacement of the unit.
What’s That Smell?
If there are foul odours coming from your trash disposal system, then it could be a simple fix or a more complicated one. First try using either lemon/lime mixed with ice in the unit, or a mix of baking soda and vinegar. If the smell persists, it is rooted deep in the drain line or in the actual unit. In these latter cases, the only solution is to call a small appliance repair service to come and disassemble the system and give every area a thorough cleaning.
If your unit is making a lot of nasty sounding grinding noises, then there are usually two causes. The first is if something is stuck and this is easily remedied. The second is if some of the internal parts are worn down or are sticking. If you have eliminated the first as the cause, then you need to call in a professional engineer to deal with the second. They will be able to inspect the unit and advise whether repair or replacement is possible, or if the unit needs replaced. Find out much more details about us.