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Garbage disposal spouting water after turned off

After I put a lot of cranberries through the disposal after christmas I noticed the water was draining slowly. So I ran the disposal and as soon as I turned it off, the water shot up like a geyser and drained very slowly back. I opened up the trap and no debris. This problem resolved itself spontaneously (although the water drained slower than it had prior to the incident). Then last night I put some mozzerella cheese in the disposal (2 large balls) and it started doing the geyser thing again. The only way the sink drains is if the disposal is running then it does it's geyser act again when shut off and the water that has backed up into the sink sits there. Any suggestions? The disposal is less than 4 years old and was a middle of the line model.

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Hello, turn on the disposal without water and pour hot water into disposal. Be careful not to let it splash back on you! If this doesn't help you have to remove the drain and drain trap and clean them out. If you need more help let me know. Good luck.

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Check the p-trap drain pipe. It's probably clogged.

It's not a good idea to put foodstuffs like you described in the garbage disposal. It's hard on the waste treatment plants, and not good for your sewer lines as these types of items will clog your pipes. The cranberries are somewhat OK, bu the cheese is a definite no-no.

Garbage disposals are intended for grinding the food left remaining on plates. Not for cleaning out the refrigerator or throwing out old/bad food.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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First, unplug the power cord to the "Sink aerator" disposal from under the sink storage area. Next, remove the black rubber strainer from the upper sink area leading down into the disposal. (It simply pulls upward to remove) This will allow you to put your hand down into the disposal area to physically clean out the disposal deposits by hand. Pull out whatever is plugging the disposal and throw the debris in the trash, not back into the disposal. Once everything is removed from inside the disposal, flush it out completely with water from the faucet until it drains freely. Reassemble the black rubber strainer and plug in the disposal once clean. Be sure not to put potatoe peelings and other non-disposable items which can't be ground up easily in the garbage disposal. Keep in mind, just because it says garbage disposal, it doesn't mean all "garbage." Also, always use plenty of water when using the disposal and allow the water to run for a minute or so afterwards to finish washing down the debris in the sink "P" trap drain out through the outer sewer line.

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HOW TO CLEAN THE INSIDE OF YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL.


Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal.

To improve the performance and longivity of your garbage disposal you should clean the iniside of the machine monthly. Gunk builds up inside of the disposal things suchas, grease, dirt, peels, etc... The following is extreemely effective in removing all types of material from your disposal and will also leave it smelling great.

FIRST STEP.
GRAB (2) ICE CUBE TRAYS FORM THE FREZER.
  1. CRACK THE CUBES FROM THE TRAYS AND PUT 6 TO 8 CUBES INSIDE THE DISPOSAL (THE DISPOSAL SHOULD BE OFF WHEN YOU ARE PUTTING THE ICE CUBES IN).
  2. AFTER PUTTING 6 TO 8 CUBES IN THE DISPOSAL TURN THE UNIT ON AND RUN TILL THE CUBES ARE GONE. REPEAT THIS UNTIL BOTH TRAYS OF CUBES ARE USED UP.
  3. AFTER THE ICE CUBES ARE GONE RUN THE DISPOSAL WITH HOT WATER RUNNING THROUGH IT FOR ABOUT HALF A MINUTE.
  4. AFTER RUNNING THE HOT WATER THROUGH THE DISPOSAL PEEL A LEMON. DISCARD THE PEEL IN THE TRASH. PLACE THE WHOLE PEELED LEMON IN THE DISPOSAL WITH THE DISPOSAL TURNED OFF. START RUNNING HOT WATER AGAIN AND TURN ON THE DISPOSAL. RUN THE DISPOSAL UNTIL THE LEMON IS GONE. TURN OFF THE HOT WATER AND RUN COLD WATER THROUGH THE DISPOSAL FOR A FEW SECONDS AND TURN OFF.
The inside of your disposal is now sparkling clean and smelling good. If you use your disposal a lot do this cleaning once a month. If you don't use your disposal much do it every 3 months. Your disposal will work and smell much better. THANK YOU.

Submitted by: Tom McArthur (retired contractor)

on Jun 12, 2011 | Plumbing

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How is the best way to use a Garbage Disposal


Garbage disposals can be a great feature in the kitchen if there are used correctly. If they are not used correctly they can be a real pain to get unjammed or to get them cleaned out.
To keep a garbage disposal from smelling up the kitchen, proper use and care must be followed.

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There are certain foods that a garbage disposal will handle well and there are some that do not do very well in a garbage disposal.

Some that do well and you can put into the garbage disposal are:
1. soft bones, like chicken or fish bones
2. ice cubes
3. coffee grounds
4. citrus fruit peels
5. store bought disposal deodorizers and cleaners

Some foods that do not do well are:
1. very fibrous vegetables, like onions, corn husks, celery, etc…
2. hard bones, like beef or pork
3. large pits, or seeds like peach seeds

Also, while it is good to run water while grinding food in a garbage disposal, it is not a good idea to run very hot water in the disposal. This can cause the motor to over heat.

Do not run the garbage disposal longer then a half minute after the food id ground up. Running an empty garbage disposal can cause excessive wear.

It is also a good idea to start a full stream of water and the garbage disposal motor before putting large quantities of food into the disposal. Staring the motor with a large amount of food inside the disposal is hard on the motor, and may cause a jam.

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What can I use to plug the dishwasher drain connection I no longer need?


Push a cork into the hole.
Garbage disposal doesn't have a lot of pressure pushing water out dishwaher tube until full sink of water is drained.
You might put gorilla glue or caulk on the cork to keep it in place.

Nov 19, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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I have insink badger 5 and it is leaking from the red reset button. How can I fix?


The reset button is where the water is coming out, but the leak is probably somewhere above that.
The disposal may be rusted out and needs to be replaced.
There are ways to check for source of the leak.

Turn off switch before touching any wet electrical appliance.

Test1) Put stopper in disposal.
Fill sink with water.
If water starts dripping from disposal, then the putty seal at the sink strainer could be leaking.
Use dry tissue up at top of disposal to see if tissue gets wet.
To repair, remove garbage disposal and reset strainer using plumber's putty.

Test2)
Check if water only leaks when dishwasher runs.
Dishwasher drains into garbage disposal.
Use dry tissue around dishwasher connection when you hear dishwasher draining

Test3)
A lot of leaks start at the tailpiece.

This is where the disposal drains into the tubular pipes.
Your disposal may have a manufactured tailpiece that doesn't come off
If tailpiece is removable, then it is connected to disposal with a rubber washer.
When washer gets old, it doesn't seal perfectly.
Remove tailpiece, it usually has 2 hex bolts.

When putting the tailpiece back, you need to seal the rubber washer really well.
I use rectorseal on all tubular pipe joints under the sink.
Works on both plastic and rubber washers.
Brush it all over the washer, use plenty, then reinstall tailpiece.
The rectorseal assures that joint will not leak.

If the above repairs don't work, then the disposal is rusted-out and needs to be replaced.
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I just noticed that my insinkerator Badger 5-75


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak and what can be done to fix it.


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Disposal blade locked up after finding bone piece


You need to purchase a garbage disposal wrench. It has a Tee at the top and extends down to a pivot with a large forked head. Drop this down and turn the blades until they start to move. Remove the wrench, run hot water and turn on your disposal. Both blades should now be free. There also might be a red reset button on the bottom.

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Garbage disposal...won't drain


There should be a reset switch on the bottom of the disposal.
When using a disposal, always run water first, then turn on disposal. Then dispose food. Then keep water running until it all sounds clear before turning it off.

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Garbage Disposal problem


Best just to replace it.

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