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  • Diagnosing the problem: $89

  • Repair price: Starting at $100

  • Average time to complete: 1 hour

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What impacts cost?

The cost to fix your garbage disposal depends on the factors below.

  • What's wrong with the unit? Your repair cost will be driven by how badly your unit is damaged. You'll pay less to unclog the drain line than you will to replace a part or repair a leak.
  • Does a part need to be replaced? If your plumber needs to replace a part (motor, shredding plate, etc.), you'll need to pay for the cost of the part.
  • Do pipes need to be repaired or replaced? Your repair cost will increase if your plumber needs to fix or replace piping.
  • Does the repair need electrical work? If the plumber needs to do extra electrical work, that will raise the cost of your repair.
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Schedule your appointment

Contact us online or call us at 770.594.9969 to schedule your appointment. We'll call you to confirm your day and time. We'll also send you a confirmation email with a picture of your plumber, so you know who to keep an eye out for.



Get your disposal repaired

On the day of the repair, your plumber will:

  1. Explain the problem with your garbage disposal.
  2. Give you the most cost-effective repair option, along with straightforward pricing.
  3. Protect your home by wearing shoe covers and laying drops cloths around the work area.
  4. Repair your garbage disposal. If we don't fix it, we'll keep coming back until we do.
  5. Leave your home in better condition than they found it. (If we dirty it, we'll clean it.)



Tell us how we did

We mean it when we say "100% satisfaction guarantee". If you're not happy with our repair work, let us know in our follow-up survey.

Try troubleshooting your garbage disposal before calling a pro.

Is the unit not turning on at all? Try these 2 tips.

  1. Make sure the garbage disposal has power. Your unit will either be plugged into an outlet or hardwired into your home's wiring. If it's connected and wired properly, check your electrical panel to make sure a breaker didn't trip.
  2. Reset your garbage disposal. You should see a little red button on the bottom of your unit. Press it to reset your disposal. If it immediately pops out, wait 10 minutes before trying again.

Is the motor humming but the blades aren't rotating?

This usually means something is jamming your disposal. Follow these steps to fix the jam.

  1. Turn off and unplug your disposal. This makes sure your unit won't turn on while you're fixing it.
  2. Check for clogs. Inspect your drain and remove any foreign objects from it. If you don't see anything jamming the blades, proceed to step 3.
  3. Locate the "flywheel" hole. Go under your sink and find the flywheel (wrench) hole in the bottom of your disposal. This will be a small hole in the center of your unit's base. You'll use this hole to loosen the flywheel, which is the spinning plate that holds the impellers (the blades that shred food).
  4. Loosen the flywheel. Insert a hex key/Allen wrench (most disposals require a 1/4" tool) into the hole and turn the key back and forth a few times. This should loosen flywheel and get it moving freely again.

If you tried these fixes and your disposal still isn't working, call a professional to diagnose the problem.

Should you repair or replace your garbage disposal?

Sometimes, a garbage disposal repair can turn into replacing the unit. Depending on the cost of the repair and the age of your unit, it might not be worth spending money on the repair when you could invest that money in a brand new unit.

Learn more about when to replace your garbage disposal on our garbage disposal installation page.

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