Model #6045 KENMORE Garbage disposal

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disposal problem

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Priscilla V -
November 08, 2011
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

My last disposal was not grinding food and at first I thought the two cutting blades were also stuck but come to find out the cutting disc was not securely attached to the shaft. The nut had backed off causing the cutting disc to round off where it fits over the shaft causing a lack of torque and speed to grind. If you are certain that both cutting blades are seized and not slinging outwards from the centrifugal force and ice cubes does not free them up; the cutting disc will need to be replaced. You might want to try spraying some rust penetration fluid on the two blades and let it sit and then see if ice cubes will break them loose; if not then I would replace the disposal rather than repairing it.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 09, 2011
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my husband Russ solved the problem! sprayed the stuck cutting blades with liquid wrench yesterday. One came unstuck within a few hours and the other he was able to loosen with a pair of plyers this morning. Alot easier than taking it out .

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pat -
November 09, 2011
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Gargabe disposal, model # 6045 not working. The blades turn freely. The reset bottom has been pushed. It just buzzes when turned on. Please help. Thank you

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Jacqueline S -
July 05, 2010
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Generally speaking when a garbage disposal will hum and not start indicates it's jammed. When you said that the cutting blades turn freely I assume you mean the two blades will pivot on the cutting disc but will the disc that the blades are mounted on rotate? Use the wrench the disposal came with if you have it you can use a 1/4 inch Allen wrench and insert it up into the bottom of the disposal and see if you can manually turn the cutting disc/motor. If you are able to rotate the motor then the failure is likely the "start switch assembly" located under the bottom cover of the motor or a failed stator.

I recommend replacing the disposal instead of having it repaired. You can view and shop for new disposals at Sears.com .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 08, 2010
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My disposal is jammed, how do I remove my Kenmore 3/4hp disposer from my sink?

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You shouldn't have to remove the disposal if it's just jammed. If you have the 1/4 inch little wrenchette the disposal came with, place it in the center of the very bottom of the disposal and use it to manually rotate the disposal until it turns freely. See image below for complete instructions on freeing a jam. Then with the disposal still turned off, using a flashlight look down into the disposal and remove the object causing the cutting blade to jam. Remove your hand and turn the water on and then see if the disposal will run. If continues to hum and not run and there is nothing stuck preventing the disposal from running, it may have failed reversing switch or a bad stator. If it no longer hums, locate the overload switch button located on the bottom of the disposal and push it to reset the overload.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 17, 2009

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