White-Westinghouse makes a rugged line of garbage disposals that are built to last. Sturdy components inside White-Westinghouse garbage disposals can typically grind up anything you throw down the sink drain. When your White-Westinghouse garbage disposal starts leaking or quits working, trust Sears PartsDirect to have the repair parts you need to fix the problem.
Splash guard. The garbage disposal splash guard prevents water and food debris from splashing out of the disposal during use.
Stationary shredder. The stationary shredder attaches inside the disposer housing and helps the shredder blade cut up food debris.
Tips for fixing your White-Westinghouse garbage disposal when it won't start
Push the reset button. The reset button is located on the bottom of the garbage disposal. The reset button resets the motor overload switch. The motor overload switch trips when bones or other objects jam the disposal blades and prevents the motor from spinning. Resetting the overload will allow the motor to get electrical current. If the motor buzzes but the disposal blades don't spin after pressing the reset button, you'll also need to free up the jammed disposal blades so the disposal will run.
Check the power supply. If the motor doesn't run or buzz after pressing the reset button, then the electrical outlet for the garbage disposal may not be working or the house circuit breaker for the outlet may be tripped. Reset the house circuit breaker for the garbage disposal outlet if the breaker tripped. If the house circuit breaker wasn't tripped, check the electrical outlet for power by plugging a night light or small appliance into the outlet. If the test item doesn't power up, then you'll likely need to have an electrician repair the electrical outlet. If the outlet works, unplug the garbage disposal and check the power cord for damage. Replace the power cord if you find frayed or cut wires. Check the power cord wiring connections and reconnect any loose wires.
Free up jammed garbage disposal blades. If the motor buzzes but the garbage disposal blades don't move, a bone or other object is likely jamming the blades. Unplug the garbage disposal and remove the splash guard. Check for items jamming the blades. Free up the blades by moving the blade turntable using a broomstick handle. Reassemble the garbage disposal and test it. If the garbage disposal won't spin its blades and nothing is blocking the blades, then you'll likely need to replace internal parts.