Moen is a popular brand that offers many garbage disposal models. Their products have a modern, trendy design, and maybe due to that, some people have a hard time finding their reset buttons.
The reset button of a Moen garbage disposal is located inside a hole on the bottom part of its forward-facing side, i.e., the opposite side of where the power cord is. For some models, the reset buttons are a little hard to see, and you will need a screwdriver or some long tool to reach them.
This problem is especially true for the Moen garbage disposal model GX75C. For other Moen garbage disposals, the reset button is red in color, but for some unknown reason, the reset button on Moen GX75C is the same color as the garbage disposal, so it is hard to locate.
What is the reset button for?
The purpose of a reset button is to reset the garbage disposal in the event it overloads. There are many reasons why a garbage disposal is overloaded. It can be due to cramping all the food wastes into the unit. It can also be because of some hard food items like beef bones or a spoon or a fork that accidentally fell into the disposer. An internal breaker inside the disposer unit disconnects it from the power supply to avoid any damages in such events. When you press on the reset button, this electric connection is re-established.
How to reset a Moen garbage disposal
Resetting a garbage disposal is pretty straightforward. When you turn on the power and the garbage disposal is not working, check the reset button. If it is pushed out from its regular place, it means that the internal breaker is tripped. Now you have to reset it. Here is how it is done;
- Turn off the garbage disposal.
- Push the reset button back into position using a screwdriver or a similar tool. Turn on the garbage disposal again. See if it starts working.
- If the reset button doesn’t stay retracted, it means that something is jamming the garbage disposal. In that case, turn off the disposer again.
- Look for any objects that are possibly obstructing its rotor. It could be a metal object or a hard food item. Use a flashlight and look into the disposer through the sinkhole. Remove the object.
- If you cannot find anything blocking the rotor, insert a broom handle or a garbage disposal wrench through the sinkhole and rotate it till the disposer starts to move freely.
- Push the reset button again and start the disposer.
If the reset button is not working, try again after 15 minutes. If the garbage disposer is still not running, then this may be due to some other damages. In this case, it is better to use the help of a professional.
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