So I thought I'd try my luck on this one.
I have an insinkerator 65+ manufactured in 2012. I would have bought it 2013/2014 and it has a 4 year warranty. I am out of warranty - no argument. Can't find receipt, but meh - it's out of warranty.
However the units were recalled in 2015 (https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/recall-insinkerator-waste-disposers) because of an issue where water can enter the air switch and cause electrical issues and even a fire. The remedy was to ship a different type of airswitch I believe, not replace the whole unit.
I did not know about this.
The recall is over now - by a couple of years.
Well my insnikerator has failed, and when I turn it on at the wall (not even with the airswitch) it will trip the main rcd 4 other circuits run off, not just one fuse. Sounds like an electrical issue to me......
So I called the local insinkerator crowd and they said yes - it's the model recalled but:
- too old and out of warranty
- recall is over
- sounds like it could be a motor issue - not covered by the recall anyway
So this unit was not cheap - here is the equivalent model - https://www.priceme.co.nz/Insinkerator-ISE66/p-893203302.aspx
What should I do? Suck it up - lets say 5 - 6 years use. Get antsy? I can't prove the issue is related to the recall, and it would likely cost me more to prove that than just get a new one. Not sure, if it hadn't been recalled I probably would have just sucked it up.