Clogging: Food particles, grease, and other debris can cause clogs in the garbage disposal, leading to slow drainage or complete blockage.
Jamming: When hard objects or fibrous materials like bones, fruit pits, or fibrous vegetables get stuck in the disposal, it can cause the blades to jam and prevent proper operation.
Leaks: Over time, the seals and connections in the garbage disposal may deteriorate, resulting in leaks around the unit or underneath the sink.
Humming or Motor Failure: A garbage disposal that only produces a humming sound but doesn't turn on or spins slowly may indicate a motor problem or an electrical issue.
Lack of Power: If the garbage disposal doesn't turn on at all, it could be due to a tripped circuit breaker, a faulty switch, or a wiring problem.