To clear a jammed disposal: 1 Unplug the unit or turn off the circuit breaker that serves it. 2 Under the sink, look at the bottom of the disposal for a hex-shaped hole. If you see one, find a 1/4-inch hex wrench that fits the hole (often there is one attached to the disposal).
Likewise, why is my garbage disposal stuck? If you have a clogged garbage disposal, is stuck, jammed, or making a humming sound, there is likely a problem in the grind chamber or has tripped the overload protector. Insert the wrench into the hole at the bottom of the disposer. Use the wrench like a crank. Work the wrench back and forth in both directions.
Also question is, how do you use an Allen wrench on a garbage disposal?
Use a flashlight to locate the hole, insert the Allen wrench and turn the disposal back and forth to loosen the jam. Turn the power on at the breaker, run cold water and try to turn the disposal on again. Food matter will occasionally accumulate in the drain and cause a clog.
How do you unjam a garbage disposal with a broom?
If a hole is not present at the bottom of the disposal, try using a broom handle or similar item and stick it through the sink hole into the disposal. Position the handle against the blades and work it back and forth until they move freely. Look inside the disposal again and remove any object with tongs.