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It grinds, but dirty water comes up into the sink

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It is clogged and DO NOT USE ANY SOLVENTS DOWN THE DRAIN. NO kitchen sink should ever have any type of "draino" put in it as you was dishes/foods in it. There is definitely a clog. Unfortunately the trap plug doesnt usually work, do you have a PVC drain? Is there a "dandy" below the sink. It will also be PVC and have a larger nut on it, If so, unscrew it and snake the drain. GL

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Remove the drain trap and make sure it is not clogged up. And, the cold water should be running when in use. Good luck

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