Re: Garbage Disposal Problem
Posted by Clint on October 23, 19100 at 00:03:44:
In response to Re: Garbage Disposal Problem
: : I have a garage disposal that has me completely clueless. If I turn on the motor, it runs accordingly and
: : spins the water, yet does not expel the waste and water. I've used the allen wrench and there never
: : was a jam in the mechanism; it rotates freely. I've actually cleaned everything out of the disposal but as
: : soon as I run water through it again, it clogs up. Any ideas as to my next course of action?

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: The problem is with the drain not the disposal. Take the drain line off the side and remove the trap you will most likely find the problem. You need to be careful about the stuff put in the disposal. I tell HO.'s that if you throw the stuff on the wall,would it stick? If it will then don't put it in there. My wife once put boiled potatoes in the disposal. That was the biggest mess I ever had to clean out. Stuck to drain lines for about 15' and snake doesn't help in the cleanup.
: Good Luck, Joe

Thanks, Joe. Fortunately, I was able to fix it earlier today.
I got my hand down in the disposal to try and make sure that it
was not clogged (again!) when I noticed that my hand was making
a seal and I could hear the suction through the other drain.
After working it back and forth a few times, it cleared out.
I've run several things through there with no problem. Never
experienced that problem before.

Clint




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