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Clogged Sink, Disposal On Takes Water Down, Off, Spurts Back Up

I have a single sink with an attached garbage disposal. It has been clogged for 2 days now though I don't think the problem is the garbage disposal since it runs when I turn it on. Also, when I turn it on, it sucks all the standing water down the drain but as soon as I turn it off, all that water just spurts back up. The sink eventually drains after a few hours.

I have checked the garbage disposal (by hand, power off) for any thing stuck down there (nothing), have hit the reset button, have done the baking soda + vinegar + boiling water method I've seen mentioned on so many sites. I've also plunged it lots of time after sealing off its vent to force that plunging pressure in the right place.

Some sites have suggested removing the S-Trap and checking of obstructions, buy my trap is not removable. Instead of slip nuts connecting it to the other pipes, it's looks like some sort of black sealant was used. My last thought now is to use some sort of liquid drain cleaner - is that advisable?

P.S. I don't know the exact model of garbage disposal but selected one at random because I had to in order to submit this question, though it doesn't seem like the GB is the problem here.

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    In the end, we had to call the plumber who had to snake the pipes.

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I have had a similar problem with a clogged sink and a functioning garbage disposal. I tried the liquid drain cleaner and had no success. Instead, my father-in-law used a plunger on the sink side. He had the clog undone in about 1 minute. Sink has worked fine ever since.

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NEVER us a liquid drain cleaner on a kitchen sink. Sounds like fourniershva knows what he/she is talking about other than that. Any plumber knows you do not use a drain cleaner where you WASH FOOD. Would you want to eat the drain cleaner? Nope. You have a clog in the line and it has to be snaked.

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I agree it definitly is not your garbage disposal. You could try to use a liquid drain cleaner, but in my experience those do not work all that well, especially on the type of problem that you are having. If in fact you can not take apart your P-trap, (it shouldn't be a S trap), you should look for some type of a clean out cover under the sink or in the basement (if you have one). If there is another fixture down line, or for that matter up line, are you having problems there? It is possible that you have a clogged pipe under the sink. Unfortunatly if you can not disassemble, you (or a hired prof) will have to cut under the sink to find the problem. Hope this helps

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