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How do I unclog my kitchen sink drain? - 2000 Ford Taurus

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A sink has a "grease trap" its the bottom piece shaped like a U. At the top of this, and at the end where it goes into the straight piece that goes into the wall, there are two threaded pieces. Take these two off (use a bowl underneath to catch the trapped water and debris.

Once this is clear of water and debris, put it back on and run the water to see if it is still plugged. If so, you may need to run a "snake" through the pipe beyond the "grease trap". Or, if you prefer or cannot get a "snake" ($10 bucks at Fred Meyer), use something like Drain-O.

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    Brandon Bruce Jun 06, 2010

    Not a bad idea using a coat hanger, and yes a plunger will prove useful as well, however in a case such as this, it can result in a huge mess, and one will want to do this the right way, the first time - saving you time, money, and the trouble of cleaning up yet another mess.


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Easy go get a coat hanger and run it down the drain into the trap and try to pull up whater is clogging it or use a plunger.

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