How to Unclog an InSinkErator Badger

Written by meredith jameson
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The InSinkErator Badger is a garbage disposal designed for home use that is strong enough to dispose of coffee grounds, fruit rinds and even chicken bones, among other food debris. The Badger features a ¾ horsepower motor, quiet operation, steel construction for increased durability and a compact size to fit in a variety of spaces. While the unit should operate well under most circumstances, if the garbage disposal gets clogged, there are a few ways to clear it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Wrench

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  1. 1

    Turn off the water to the sink and the power switch to the Badger garbage disposal.

  2. 2

    Place one end of the small wrench that is provided with the garbage disposal into the hole in the centre bottom of the unit.

  3. 3

    Work the wrench in a back and forth motion until it turns one full revolution freely. Remove the wrench.

  4. 4

    Wait 5 minutes to allow the motor to cool completely. Then, use a pair of tongs to reach down and pull the obstruction out of the garbage disposal.

  5. 5

    Push the red reset button, located on the bottom of the unit.

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