Kitchen Sink Giving off Dirt Smell - Garbage Disposal?

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  1. dngrmys

    dngrmys New Member

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    We have noticed that our kitchen sink is giving off a distinct dirt smell and we're wondering if the garbage disposal is the problem. I have googled this issue and it appears this is a somewhat common problem, but cannot find a conclusive solution. We have tried baking soda, vinegar, cleaning the flap, bleach and nothing seems to work. I read someone mention "enzymes" so I think that might be my next step.

    I have also read this smell could be caused by the rust in the disposal, but replacing the whole unit is a last resort.

    Any advice or help is appreciated.
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Some suggest grinding ice cubes to help clean.
  3. dngrmys

    dngrmys New Member

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    I have tried that, but the smell is still there.
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