The following are instructions for diagnosing and fixing the majority of problems you are likely to encounter with a garbage disposal.Motor doesn’t even hum. No power to the disposal. Make sure the fuse or breaker has not tripped. Also, in a new home, make sure that there is power to the outlet.Motor got too hot.
If the home has not had a disposal before, check to see if there is an outlet under the sink. If there is you will still have to thread a wire up through the wall to put in a switch to turn the disposal on and off. If there is no power you will have