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Asked on Mar 17, 2018

My garbage disposal empties into the other sink when running - help!

SharonNancy TurnerMogie
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  • Geew
    on Mar 17, 2018

    I had the same problem years ago. Aside from re-plumbing the sinks, you can always use your sink stopper in the other sink by holding it down tightly due to the air pressure the garbage disposal produces. Then run water in the other sink to drain the resins left in the pipe on that side.
  • Geew
    on Mar 17, 2018

    And I wasn't clear regarding the sink stopper. You will need a solid stopper found in hardware stores, Walmart, Target, etc..
  • Mogie
    on Mar 17, 2018

    Ours empties into our sink also. Just the way they used to run the plumbing I guess.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Mar 17, 2018

    You may have some blockage in the drain pipe, they both drain into the same pipe. I have never had the contents of the disposal come up in the other sink. Putting a plug on the other sink and some water for weight may do the trick, too.
  • Sharon
    on Mar 17, 2018

    There are some videos that I've used that were helpful in unclogging the drains and pipes.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmrzED7u-N0
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