Question about Dishwashers
We are a Homebuilder and install insinkerator disposals for our new homeowners. I have had 2 complaints from Homeowners that there is a bad odor coming from, their disposals. These complaints come from owners that bought Spec Homes that were about 2 yrs old.We have made several suggestions ranging from lemon peels, bleach, vinegar and baking soda. A Homeowner said today it sorta smelled like rust. How could this be? Please email me if you have suggestions or remedies
I had an insinkerator Essential installed 2 years ago. It stinks all the time. I clean it and after a few uses it stinks again. I have had disposals in my homes for over 40 years and never had disposal odors, NEVER. I recently found the reason. The anti-vibration mounting ring at the top of the chamber is shaped in such a way that it is a natural food trap. Put your fingers just under/inside the steel mounting ring and curve them up toward the sink. There you will find a ridge about 3/8 inch deep that will be filled with old stinky food, gross.
I called insinkerator about the POOR DESIGN of this unit and they just didn't get it. They said I am the only person who has ever complained. They tried to troubleshoot the cause of the odor everywhere, even though I told them all about the large amount of stinky food I found trapped in the anti-vibration mounting ring. They were of no help at all. They agreed to send me a new replacement unit. I said OK, but the problem, and a new replacement unit will not fix it unless you have corrected this serious design flaw.
Posted on Jan 25, 2013
The only thing that should be used to clean a disposal is "Ice" anything else will / could cause several different problems. Run the water for about 10 seconds, turn the disposal on, put a few handfulls of ice down the drain, when the ice is gone, leave the water running for about 20 seconds. This both cleans the unit and sharpens the blades..
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