A garbage disposal machine is designed to deal with the; left overs and waste of your kitchen. Food scraps range from 10% to 20% of household waste, and are a problematic component.
It is a complex appliance. A high-torque, insulated electric motor, usually rated at 250–750 watts (⅓ to 1 horsepower) for a domestic unit, spins a circular turntable mounted horizontally above it. Induction motors rotate at 1,400–1,800 RPM and have low starting torque; commutator motors rotate at higher speeds (about 2,800 rpm), have high starting torque, and are usually lighter. However commutator motors are noisier than induction motors, partially due to the higher speeds and partially because the commutator brushes rub on the slotted armature.
The higher starting torque of those appliances with a permanent magnet motor ensures in most cases that there will be no blockage. The turntable is surrounded by a shredder ring, which has sharp slots. The food waste sits on the turntable and through centrifugal force is forced to its perimeter and through the shredder ring. The turntable has a number of swiveling lugs—similar to little hammers attached to its topside—which assist in forcing the waste through the shredder. Except for special models, most of the food waste disposers do not have any sharp blades or scissor.
Batch Feed - Activated by turning a stopper.
Continuous Feed - Activated by a wall switch.
Waste disposal units may jam but can usually be cleared either by forcing the turntable round from above or by turning the motor using a hex-key wrench inserted into the motor shaft from below.
units may jam but can usually be cleared either by forcing the turntable round from above or by turning the motor using a hex-key wrench inserted into the motor shaft from below.
Very hard objects accidentally or deliberately introduced, such as metal cutlery, can damage the waste disposal unit and become damaged themselves. More problematic are drain blockages caused by shredded waste that is fibrous (artichoke leaves) or starchy (potato peelings). Some higher-end units have automatic reversing. By using a slightly more-complicated centrifugal starting switch, the split-phase motor rotates in the opposite direction from the previous run each time it is started. This can clear minor jams but is claimed to be unnecessary by some manufacturers:
Since the late 1970s most disposal units have swivel impellers which make reversing unnecessary.
Despite the fact that garbage disposal units are fairly straightforward machines (a simple motorized system of rotating blades), they still break down once in a while, and when that happens, you need a reliable repair technician with a top-notch skill set as soon as possible. Our experts from giver you solutions to all the above problems. Call us today at WOODLAND APPLIANCE REPAIR