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General Electric Series Wound Disposall
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Post# 1134747   11/27/2021 at 21:48 (477 days old) by reactor (Oak Ridge, Tennessee-- )        

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A good disposal. Series wound motor, 8000 rpm. GE made both induction units and series units. Each has their own distinguishing characteristics. I like both. Currently, I have a late seventies General Electric Induction unit installed. I have four series units in the garage, one being the colorful Piranha which I occasionally switch out with as my daily driver.

Series-wound motors actually have a torque curve inverse to the speed/rpm curve. Therefore, torque increases with load, thus they are very difficult to jam. I and my family have had many of these over the past fifty years. Fastest of any disposer I have ever had for fruit pits and pork chop bones.

It's Achilles heal tends to be its cutter. My family's first (1971) lasted only about four or five years before the cutter came off. I didn't realize how easy it was to repair back then or I would have done that for my parents. (They replaced it with another identical GE unit.)

Over the years, I learned how to re-attach the cutter. You just drill a small hole through both the hopper and the cutter. Re-attach with a small nut, bolt and a rubber washer (to prevent water leaks) and you are back in business. Takes about fifteen minutes to repair. I've never had a cutter come loose that I had repaired with a nut and bolt.

This is their BOL 1/2 hp unit, so you have the grinding noise plus the noise of the series motor (somewhat akin to a vacuum cleaner.) When you are using it, you will know it, and so will everyone else within earshot of your kitchen! You'll have so much fun with it you won't mind the noise. At this low price you can get it just to play with.

Interesting to note a brass tailpipe was used back then as opposed to plastic ones used in virtually all of today's units.

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