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If Your Disposer Jams; Operation With Dishwasher - Whirlpool GC2000 Use And Care Manual

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NOTE: Do not put items like glass, china, metal, tin cans, bottle caps or
oyster and clam shells into the disposer.
Place these items in the trash.
It Your Disposer
Jams
Accidental entry of foreign material will cause any disposer to jam occasionally.
To
free jammed material, the following procedure should be used:
Injury Hazard
Turn disposer
switch off before using Jam Breaker Wrench.
Remove Jam Breaker Wrench before turning
on disposer
switch.
Failure to do so can result in broken bones. cuts. or other iniurv.
1. Turn wall switch to OFF position.
2. Insert an end of your Jam Breaker Wrench (pro-
vided with your disposer), into the center hole of
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the bottom of the disposer (see Illustration).
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3. Work the Wrench back and forth until it moves
freely for at least one complete
revolution.
Re-
move foreign object with tongs. Remove Wrench
b RESET
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before restarting disposer.
BUTTON
4. Wait 3 to 5 minutes to allow disposer motor lo cool and then push red Reset Button
(see Illustration). Before pressing
red reset button be sure the wall switch is in
the off position.
5. Start the disposer.
Your Jam Breaker Wrench will free virtually every jam that may occur due to
foreign
objects entering the disposer. Occasionally,
a piece of metal (bobby pin, thumb
tack, paper clip, silverware,
etc.) causes a jammed condition too tight for your
Wrench to handle. To free this type of jam, a pry bar or tool must be used. Do not
hammer on pry bar.
Operation
With Dishwasher
If your dishwasher drains through your disposer always run the disposer for a short
time before starting the dishwasher. This will ensure that the disposer is free of any
unground food waste. Such waste could cause a "backup" of the discharge water
from the dishwasher.
DO NOT OPERATE THE DISPOSER WHILE THE DISH-
WASHER IS IN OPERATION. After operating the dishwasher, run the disposer for
a short time to clean and flush all particles discharged by the dishwasher into the
disposer down the main drain line.
When the dishwasher is in operation, we recommend the cover be placed in the
DRAIN/GRIND position. This will eliminate the possibility of water splash out.
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