Garbage disposals

If your garbage disposal is not working, first reach below the unit and feel around for the reset button. Push the button to reset the unit. If that doesn’t work then there may be something jammed in the unit. You need to rotate the unit to free it up. Take an allen wrench and insert it into the hole in the center of the bottom of the disposal. Rotate the wrench back and forth until you feel the blockage is freed. DO NOT apply too much pressure to the grinder. If you cannot easily free the grinder contact the Maintenance Department.


If your stove or oven won’t light, you will either need to relight the pilot light OR contact Ameren Illinois Power to make sure you have turned the gas on in your name.  If your stove burners won’t light, gently lift the base of the stove-top. Next locate the pilot light (two total). Use a lighter or match to relight the pilot light. If your oven won’t light or warm up, look below the base of the oven or directly below it to locate the pilot light. Use a match or lighter to relight the pilot light.