My disposal and dishwasher are hooked up to the half n' half receptacle. It has worked fine for a few months now except the dishwasher turns off when we turn the disposal on. Yesterday, the disposal and dishwasher stopped working. There is still power going to the receptacle, but neither is working. Is it possible for this type of set up to blow the internal fuse of both appliances, is there something else going on?


It could be possible that internal breakers are tripping. There is a button somewhere on the disposal to re-set it. Look around it for a small button that can be pushed; probably red in color.

Updated on March 27, 2018

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