Sending food waste down the drain decreases the amount of bio-degradable material sent to the landfill trapped in non-degradable plastic trash bags.
|There are three different signs that can alert you to a jammed garbage disposal. 1) Noise: the unit is making a different noise from the typical grind sound and the wastes are not being properly ground up. 2) Visible waste: after running the disposal, an untidy mess appears at the splash guard/sink flange. 3) Odor: the smell of rotten food is coming from the garbage disposal opening inside the sink.|
To unjam the unit you first need to shut off its power. Depending on your model and wiring configuration, you can unplug the power cord from the wall or turn the breaker box switch to the off position. Next, remove the stopper and/or splashguard. Check to see if the turntable will rotate freely by using a wooden spoon or unjamming wrench. Place the handle down the disposal and use one of the two impellers to put force on the turntable. Keep in mind it is not the impellers that need to be moving freely, you are just using the impellers to put force onto the turntable. If the turntable rotates freely, replace splashguard and check the reset button to see if it has been tripped. Push the button in until it clicks and remains depressed. If reset button has not been tripped, check for a short or broken wire connection to the disposer, electrical power switch, fuse box, or circuit breaker. If the wiring and electrical components are intact, the unit may have internal mechanical problems that require replacement.
|You are not required to register your disposer. We do ask that you write down your model and serial number on your owner’s manual and/or keep your proof of purchase to verify the original purchase date for warranty purposes.|
|No, if you have properly hardwired your disposal it will not void the warranty.|
See disposal model for warranty information as coverage varies based on model number.
|Your model and serial number are located on the label affixed to the bottom of your disposal.|
|You can purchase parts from any of the following companies*:
Bildon: 800-292-9898 or www.bildoninc.com
Hooker Service: 800-359-5081 or www.hookerservice.com
Plumbing Supply: 530-891-1556 or www.plumbingsupply.com
Reliable Parts: (USA) 888-408-3302 (Canada) 800-941-9217 or www.reliableparts.com
Repair Clinic: 800-269-2609 or www.repairclinic.com
Be prepared with the model number of your unit. This can be found on the label affixed to the bottom of the disposal. To find a specific component part number, please investigate the technical specification page for your finished good model number found at www.waste-king.com.
*Product offering varies by company
|All Waste King Commercial disposers have a one-year warranty from date of purchase.|
|Yes, most odors are coming from food build-up on the splash guard over time. To clean, make sure your disposal is turned off. Use a scouring pad with some baking soda and warm water to wipe the under side of the splash guard. Never place your hand inside the disposal. After scrubbing, turn on warm water and let it run to rinse the splash guard. If you have a Waste King EZ Mount disposal you can also purchase a replacement splash guard, EZ Mount Splash Guard & Stopper (item 1025) on Amazon.|
|Yes, if you have an EZ Mount disposal unit, you can remove the splash guard and clean in the dishwasher. In the case of a 3-Bolt Professional Mount unit, the splash guard is not removable.|
1. Turn power off at fuse box.
2. Remove metal plate on the bottom of the disposal.
3. Cut the white neutral and black hot wires close to the connectors and cut the green ground wire just before the groove where the cord enters the disposal. Pull the electrical cord out of the housing.
4. Install cable connector (not included) into the access hole and secure it by tightening the nut.
5. From wall, insert power supply cable through the connector and tighten connector.
6. Connect internal disposal lead wires to coordinating wire lead from electrical source. Connect white to white, black to black or red, and green ground wire to the ground lead with wire nuts (not included).
7. Push wires into disposal and replace metal plate (Do not displace plastic shield with label).
|Yes, all Waste King Residential Disposals come with a power cord attached. Note that select Whirlaway Disposals, 191 and 291, do not come with a power cord.|
There are three differences between an EZ Mount and Professional 3-Bolt Mount disposals. The first difference is the mounting component material. EZ Mount mounting components are a durable plastic while 3-Bolt Mount mounting components are stainless steel. Second, is the removability of the splash guard. An EZ Mount disposal has a removable splash guard while a 3-Bolt Mount has a built-in splash guard. Lastly, the EZ Mount drain is approximately 3-1/8” wide and the Professional 3-Bolt Mount is roughly 3-3/8” wide. There is no difference in motor or performance and is solely a customer’s product preference.
|Yes, if you had a Waste King EZ Mount or 3-Bolt Mount disposal and are replacing it with the same mounting assembly you can keep the top mounting hardware in place. Follow the instructions for remaining installation steps.|
|No, while the mounting systems look similar they are different and you will need to fully uninstall your existing Waste King disposal and follow the Moen disposal-specific instructions.|
|Yes, the bottom of the unit is removable allowing you to uninstall the power cord. Follow the instructions for safe removal and proper hardwire installation.|
|Yes, all Waste King units are compatible with an air switch. To use, plug control module into a dedicated, grounded 120V AC outlet that is continuously energized: no wall switch or electrical hardwiring is required.|
All Waste King disposals accommodate 7/8" internal diameter dishwasher hoses.
If your hose is a different size, you will need to purchase a dishwasher connector kit.
|Waste King disposals fit into any standard sized sink hole typically said to be 3 1/2".|
|There are two ways to think about plumbing connections. If the disposal is being replaced, then the existing plumbing connections to your waste pipe should support any model or manufacturer. If a brand new disposal is being installed where there never was one, please purchase a connection kit from your local plumbing supply center for about $10.|
|Helpful tools for installing a garbage disposal are: safety glasses, adjustable wrench, dowel/punch, hammer, flashlight, tape measure, flathead screwdriver, adjustable pliers, phillips screwdriver, and liquid soap. Depending on the installation, other tools may be needed.|
|Waste King residential disposals must run on 115 V at a minimum. Please see individual model number spec sheets for SKU specific details at: http://www.wasteking.com/support/downloads|
The sink thickness cannot exceed 1/2" for a successful garbage disposal installation. Extended sink flanges are available for Pro 3-Bolt Mount disposals that will accommodate sinks between 1/2” to 1-1/4” thick.
Yes, Waste King garbage disposals are safe to use on septic systems when they are properly sized for the home.
|All types of food waste can be put down your disposal such as vegetable peels, fibrous materials, small bones, fruit pits, etc. Make sure when you do grind materials that you run a generous flow of water down the sink drain while the unit runs. Items that you SHOULD NOT put down your disposal include large whole bones, clam shells, oyster shells, whole corn husks, glass, china, plastic, bottle caps, tin, aluminum foil, utensils, caustic drain cleaner, hot grease, or other hot liquids.|
|The reset button is needed when overload protector to the disposal has been tripped. For example, if the grinding plate jams, it can overheat the disposal motor and trip the reset button. This is an overload of power to the system and is a built in safety mechanism. Push the button in until it clicks and remains depressed to reconnect its operation.|
|Batch Feed disposals are great for areas without a wall switch as they are activated by a batch feed stopper. They also provide a safer grind with activation only occurring when the stopper is in place covering the sink opening.|
|A batch feed garbage disposal takes in food in “batches” which the user grinds by closing the entry to the disposal. When the stopper is inserted in the proper orientation, the user presses down, which flips a switch inside the drain opening and activates the disposal. This is the only way to activate the disposal.|
|An air switch is the alternative activation type instead of a traditional "on/off" switch. It uses air pressure instead of electricity to operate the unit. It can be installed on top of the sink or in the side of a cabinet for easy reaching.|
The majority of Waste King disposals have to be operated by a switch, either a wall switch or an air switch. However, Waste King also offers several batch feed disposals that are operated by the drain stopper and do not require a switch.
|No, residential disposals are designed to operate on 110-120 Volts, 60 Hz exclusively. You need to purchase an international disposal designed for handling 220 volts.|
The Quick&Hot AH-1300 has a one-year warranty. Please note, in order to provide the best customer service possible, have proof of purchase ready when claiming a defect within the warranty period.
|Unfortunately no, because InSinkErator uses a closed vent faucet for their instant hot water device. The Quick&Hot requires an open vent faucet.|
|Unfortunately, reverse osmosis systems are not recommended for use with our tanks or faucets. Doing so will change the PH of the water and leach copper to the heating element, which will cause build up and cut down the life expectancy of the tank.|
|No, this is not advised as the Quick&Hot has a bladder that allows the water to be vacuumed back into the unit. If the tube is lengthened, it could retain the excess water in the tube causing it to drip and/or dispense cold water upon initial use. It will also impair the overall performance and void the warranty.|