Electric Problem – Disposal or dishwasher – not working

20 10 2010

We frequently receive calls from homeowners for electrical problems which most people could remedy themselves. At Cooper Electric we do our best to walk our customers through these basic troubleshooting steps over the phone.

This eliminates any unnecessay expenses that would have resulted in sending an electrician out to their homes. Knowing these basic situations will help save you money.

Here are some common electrical problems and possible situations/solutions you should check before calling Cooper Electric:

Electrical Problem: Disposal or dishwasher doesn’t work.

1. Be sure the dishwasher switch is “on”. Consult the owner’s manual for your disposal for clearing “jams” and location of the “Reset” button.

(Note: Customers have actually bought new dishwashers, replacing ones that still worked, only to realize the problem was electrical.)

CAUTION: Remember that each year in the United States, over 53,333 fires and 400 deaths will result from unsafely modified electrical installations.

Have a qualified electrical contractor do you work. Be safe.



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