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Demitasse Spoon

I come back from Virginia to find the garbage disposal humming, but not churning. Awesome. I feel around down there, tried disposal-safe Drain-o, etc. Nothing seems to be blocking the system at all. All I can feel down there is the metal workings of the disposal itself and some grime (gross, I know).

So I turn to my girlfriends for their experitise (seriously, it doesn't matter the question, they know the answer). Advise mostly focused on trying a reset button and using an allen key to manuall crank the disposal from the bottom.

I tried the reset button a few times -- no dice.

Still just humming.

Since we are currently in the middle of painting our kitchen walls and cabinets, I just happened to have my tools in the kitchen and grabbed the allen wrench to manually crank the opening at the bottom of the disposal.

It took about a half dozen good turns to get it moving smooth and I did need a flashlight down the hatch to see what had been causing the issue (my money was on a marble, but that's a different post for a different day).

Finally -- victory! A small Williams-Sonoma Demitasse Spoon was jammed under the blades (hence why I only felt the metal mechanisms when I reached into the sink). It's out, and we've gone on to be a happy, disposal-using family.

The culprit -- a Williams-Sonoma Demitasse Spoon

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