Asked on Jun 27, 2019

How can I unclog the garbage disposal?

PatLynn SorrellJudy



5 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette
    Peggy L Burnette
    on Jun 27, 2019

    Hi Sharon, sorry you are having problems with you garbage disposal. Hope this helps you. About 67,800 results (0.53 seconds)

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    • Lynn Sorrell
      Lynn Sorrell
      on Jun 27, 2019

      Baking Soda & vinegar together.......The chemical reaction actually occurs in two steps. First, there is double displacement reaction in which acetic acid in vinegar reacts with sodium bicarbonate to form sodium acetate and carbonic acid. Carbonic acid is unstable and undergoes a decomposition reaction to produce the carbon dioxide gas.

      The carbon dioxide escapes the solution as bubbles. The bubbles are heavier than air, so the carbon dioxide collects at the surface of the container or overflows it… A dilute sodium acetate solution remains after the reaction. At that point you’ll basically be cleaning with diluted salt water. Use only the vinegar for best results & it is cheaper than the baking soda(which you are basically wasting if you mix them.

  • Judy
    on Jun 27, 2019

    I would suggest Sharon the above suggestions with kosher salt. It helps clean the blades and scrubs the funk.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Jun 27, 2019

    unplug/make sure it's off & put on rubber gloves remove any lrg objects;add dawn dish soap1/2 cup and baking soda 1 cup to disposal then flush with boiling water while running; then place some lemon wedges into disposal and grind them up using some more boiling water to flush

  • Pat
    on Jun 27, 2019

    If you are sure it is just clogged up and not something else, there may be a reset switch on your disposal. OR like ours, a little allen wrench came with it that you can turn the disposal with. But I would try using other methods before resorting to the mechanics. Have you googled the type/brand of disposal you have and see what they recommend? I believe Kyler Robbins homeguide web will tell you how to find the switch and how to use the little wrench.

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