Question about Plumbing

2 Answers

Drain clogged How do I unclog sink drain?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

Buy a Zip-It or make your own like I did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wP3jrWkehI

Posted on Jan 07, 2015

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 563 Answers

Underneath the sink you will see what is called the P-trap, U shaped and is at the bottom of the drain down pipe. Remove this and see if the problem is there.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: kitchen sink drain loose

You can probably tighten it from the bottom. But first, get a little plumber putty from the hardware store and put it around the seal from the topside of the sink. As you tighten it down, it will squeeze out a bit, but that is okay. Good luck!

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

  • 659 Answers

SOURCE: Plumb Pak Corporation Twist & Lock sink drain will not drain

The small disk right under the strainer is adjustable and has a lock nut. You will need to try and adjust this. If it doesn't work, the I would sugest replaceing them. They aren't that expensive plus they are easy to replace. Good luck!

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

  • 74 Answers

SOURCE: clogged sinks and toilets

Never use Draino on a toilet. All pipe cleaning liquids are not really a solution, just a temporary fix.

Since you said that the slow draining is associated with both the toilets and the sinks then I am almost certain that you have a venting issue.

Imagine a drinking straw.....now if you hold your thumb on the end of the straw and bring it up abouve the water level water remains in the straw. This is because air can't get in to replace the water. When your finger is removed then the water flows freely.

As with the straw, your plumbing must also breath. I would bet that one or more vents that are on your roof have become clogged with debrise. Squirrels love to throw nuts and stuff down there to build their nests upon.

Climb up there (safety is a priority) and try running a snake (~$10 at lowes) and see if you hit any obstruction. If so, use the snake to dislodge it.

If you would like, pour water down the vents either by hose or bucket and see if the water backs up. If it does then you have a clog. You can also use the water to try to clear the clog.

Thanks.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

jgwhomeequip
  • 1902 Answers

SOURCE: kitchen sink drain is leaking

Yes all can be replaced. They sell complete replacments at Orchards, Home Depot or Lowes. Just make sure you are getting the right parts.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

  • 17 Answers

SOURCE: Swanstone granite sink doesn't drain properly

Use clear silicone caulk

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Ho do I unclog the drain?


You can try turning off the water source and disconnecting the hose and then using a stiff wire to catch the clog and pull it out of the hose and fish out anything that is still clogging the end, if is still caught there.

Mar 07, 2015 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Garbage disposal is clogged


Does the other side of the sink drain? Are you sure it's the disposal thats plugged? If the disposal is plugged you can turn it on and plunge it a few times and see if that makes a difference.

Jul 07, 2013 | Garbage Disposals

1 Answer

Garbage disposal and possible clogged drain


plug the one side of the sink so as to create a sealed enviroment for the plunger to work weffectively ... plung the open side ..
If this does not work , try running a metal coat hanger thru the outlet at the disposal exhaust line.

Mar 25, 2013 | Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

Dishwasher not draining


drain hose should be attached to drain under the sink. pull it loose from that drain should be a small hoe with a black end on it. use a wire coat hanger to run through the hose to loosen clog.

Jan 23, 2013 | Bosch SHX45L05UC Dishwasher

1 Answer

Our sink and garbage disposal was clogged up. We got the sink unclogged, but the dishwasher had dirty water in the bottom and won't drain.


Your dishwasher drains into the garbage disposal. It you tried to use a plunger to clear your clogged sink or run the disposal with to much junk in it you may have force debris into the dishwasher drain hose. With both the dishwasher and garbage disposal disconnect from power disconnect the dishwasher drain hose from the garbage disposal. This is usually about a one inch black hose. Clear out any debris in the hose and inlet nipple on the garbage disposal. If debris is compacted far down the hose it will need to be disconnected from the dishwasher end and remove to clear the blockage.

Good luck!
Steve

Feb 10, 2012 | Asko 1385 Dishwasher

1 Answer

The G.E.dishwasher has water standing. first it was the clogged sink. I took the pipes out and unclogged them. Now it is the d.w.


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

As the water did not drain completely then check the drain hose & drain pump filter for any clogs/obstructions, if you have already cleaned these parts and the unit will not work then replacing the drain pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

Dec 08, 2010 | GE Dishwashers

1 Answer

I put half a small lemon down the garbage disposal. The disposal kept working fine with the water running, but then it violently threw out water and food particles. I stopped the disposal immediately, the...


Sounds like a clog at or beyond the P trap of the sinks. With water coming back into the sinks, it has to be part of the drain line that is common to both sinks. If you try and unclog the sink, work on the side that does NOT have the garbage disposal in it. A small hand snake for sinks might do the job. You could also try a plunger on either side, but when you do, put a wet rag over the other drain so you are not just pushing air back and forth. Work on one side with the plunger while holding the wet towel down tight over the other drain. Sounds like a clog that was there prior to you putting the lemon in the GD.

Oct 02, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

1 Answer

Overflow draining to the sink


it's supposed to drain out the same drain pipe your sink uses. If it is overflowing into your sink, then your drain pipe is clogged. Your sink probably overflows when your disposal runs too, right? Unclog your pipe and you're good to go.

Jan 11, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01FLSS Stainless...

1 Answer

Dw wont drain


have you recently installed a new garbage disposel? (forget to knock out the plug?) or your pump could be clogged. first thing i would check out is the drain hose going into the sink. i have unclogged problems there.

Dec 10, 2009 | Magic Chef CDB6100 Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Dishwasher did not drain all the water


Your sink drain is clogged and the back pressure is not allowing the dishwasher to drain competely. Do not use a liquide drain cleaner, it will damage your disposal. take apart p-trap hopefully the clog is there, otherwise the line will need to be snaked.

Sep 22, 2007 | Roper 24 in. RUD4000M Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Plumbing Logo

Related Topics:

309 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Plumbing Experts

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15557 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

34188 Answers

Are you a Plumbing Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...