Garbage Disposal and Dishwasher problem

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by cbalding, May 25, 2006.

  1. cbalding

    cbalding New Member

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    Small problem and I can't quite figure out what the problem is. I had to replace my garbage disposal. Got a new one, replaced it. Hooked up all the old lines into their proper places and away we go.

    The only problem is now when I run by dishwasher, instead of draining completely through the drain line, a fair amount of water comes out of the over flow line next to the faucet.

    The garbage disposal works fine. I have stuck a snake down the pipe with no apparent problem. I have reconnected everything and checked all the connections. There are no leaks from the garbage disposal itself. All the pipes are tight.

    I can't figure out where the problem is. It is only when I run the dishwasher that water comes out of the overflow next to the faucet. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Jeff1

    Jeff1 New Member

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    Did you remove the plug from the disposal where the dishwasher connects to it?
  3. Kristi

    Kristi Tradesman Plumber

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    :)

    you need to bang out the plug inside the drain port of the garburator, which is what Jeff said. Imagine if you wanted a garburator, but not a dishwasher - this is how you could accomodate everyone! I would remove the garburator, lay it on its back with the drain port facing up, take my big utility flathead and give it two good whacks with a hammer... keeping in mind that this is an appliance, don't be too rough with it.

    ~k~
  4. cbalding

    cbalding New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks. That was the trick. Didn't even know that was a problem.


    Christopher
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Too bad every problem isn't this easy to diagnose!
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