Disposal Runs But Sink Won't Drain

My disposal still runs, but water won't go down drain.

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January 16, 20130 found this helpful
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The clogged drain sounds like the problem ... using the plunger may open it up. Then boil a huge pot of water, pour about 1 cup baking soda in the disposal and then 1 cup vinegar. Let that sit about 15-20 minutes then pour the boiling water down the drain. Be sure you know what you can and cannot put in a disposal. Good luck!

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January 16, 20130 found this helpful

Something is clogged in your drain. Use a plunger and see if that will open it. I had the same problem with a plunger we opened it.

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July 18, 20130 found this helpful

Amazing! After plunging my sink for 30 minutes, reset my disposal, I turned to this solution.


It took two tries, but worked! Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Shelly

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August 30, 20130 found this helpful

So I put lettuce down the garbage disposal a while ago, and it clogged it up. It would spin, but not drain. I put about 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of vinegar, let it sit for about 15 min, then put a pot of boiling hot water in it. I started to see bubbles rise, turned on the garbage disposal and it went down like a charm! no need to plunge. I guess I wont be putting lettuce in the garbage disposal for a while lol

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September 6, 20130 found this helpful

If you have a dishwasher attached to the main line by the garbage disposal - run it. It unclogged my garbage disposal from too many potato peels, when all the other suggestions wouldn't.

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