My disposal spits food out when you start it and then works fine. What is the problem and fix?

  6 answers
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Mar 30, 2018
    Maybe you need to run water in it and let it run to completely empty out after you use it. Then do the same when you start it up, turn on the water and turn on the switch before you put food down it. Just an idea we did to prevent ours from the same problem.

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Mar 30, 2018
    What about a sink strainer. They lay flat with a hard screen strainer and I throw everything in there, I just empty it into the disposal. Always have the strainer in the drain hole when using the disposal and it won’t spit at you!

  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 30, 2018
    Is the rubber insert missing from your garbage disposer... that should keep the unit from spitting food at you ... that is why it is there.

  • start the water running and disposal going before you start pushing scraps in. That might help

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 31, 2018
    We have a rubber gasket that keeps food from being spit out.

  • Joye R. Foster Joye R. Foster on Mar 31, 2018
    My problem is with the gasket in place. Thanks