My kitchenaid superba disposal is clogged! the liquid won't drain. i have a two-sided sink. to operate the disposal i have to put a plug into the drain on the disposal side and turn. it's the opposite side where the liquid is sitting and won't go down.
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Re: kitchenaid superba disposal
IF THE WATER IS NOT IN THE BASIN OF THE DISPOSAL, THE PLUMBING IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE DISPOSAL.
YOU CAN TRY TO TAKE THE TRAP LOOSE AND SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING STUCK IN IT OR YOU COULD TRY SOME DRANO IN THE SINK WITH THE WATER STANDING IN IT. THE TRAP IS THE PART OF THE DRAIN THAT RAISES UPWARD TO HOLD WATER. IT KEEPS THE SEWER GASSES FROM COMING UP THROUGH, BUT IT ALSO IS A GOOD CATCH ALL FOR HEAVY ITEMS AND GREASE.
LOOSEN THE NUT LOCATED AT EACH END OF THE TRAP. HAVE A BUCKET UNDER IT TO CATCH ANY WATER THAT DRAINS OUT. REMOVE THE TRAP AND SEE IF THERE IS AN OBSTRUCTION IN IT.PRESSURIZED AIR WILL SOMETIMES CLEAR AN OBSTRUCTION IN A DRAIN LINE ALSO,
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there is probably nothing wrong with Dishwasher itself.
Your Sink drain is stopped up or your Garbage disposal is clogged.
usually, dishwasher drain is connected to the Garbage Disposal, but if the dishwasher empties the water into the Garbage disposal, if its clogged then water will come out of the sink. Same if sink is clogged between sink and sewer.
If you fill up your sink and then water drains away, then you know your sink itself is not the problem. If its only the Garbage disposal side that does not drain, its the garbage disposal that is clogged.
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.
1 Allow the current cycle to complete. Draining will occur at the end of the cycle.
2 Close and latch the door. The dishwasher will not drain if the door is not properly secured. Press the "Cancel/Drain" button on the dishwasher to start a two-minute drain cycle.
4 Remove the knockout plug in the disposer outlet of the garbage disposal if the dishwasher drains into the disposal. Turn off the water supply and remove the drain hose from the disposal. Place the tip of a screwdriver on the plug and tap it lightly with a hammer to remove it. Replace the drain hose and turn the water supply on.
Clogged Drain 5 Run the garbage disposal to empty it and clear the drain if the dishwasher drains into the disposal.
6 Remove the cover on the air gap on the sink or countertop. Turn the plastic cap counterclockwise to remove it. Remove soil from the inside of the air gap. Replace the plastic cap and cover.
7 Check the sink. Dishwashers connected to a sink will not drain if the sink drain is clogged. Unclog the sink. Contact a plumber, if needed.
Issues With the Drain Hose 8 Check to see if there is a loop in the drain hose. The loop cannot be more than 20 inches above the floor. Disconnect the hose and loop it just above the floor. Reconnect the drain hose.
9 Remove kinks in the drain hose. Always use the new drain hose included with the dishwasher. Do not reuse old hoses.
10 Check the length of the drain hose. The hose should be less than 12 feet long. Replace with a shorter hose, if needed.
Sounds like the disposal drain is clogged. Under the sink, put bucket under plumbing, take a photo of parts, remove 2 nuts on p-trap and trap falls loose. Run water and disposal and see if disposal drains correctly. If disposal is still clogged, remove tailpiece on side of disposal to access the disposal cutter chamber. The tailpiece is sealed against the disposal with rubber washer. Make sure washer is clean when putting tailpiece back. If necessary, use coat hanger to reach into disposal. Clean out trap and reassemble tubular drain using photos to help assist where each part goes. I use white teflon joint compound on each joint and washer when reassembling tubular joints to make sure they seal first time.
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.
If this connects into a tee between the sinks, usually if the tee is in the middle of sinks, then often there is a divider in the tee to keep water from backing up the other drain. Remove the tee and inspect to be sure it isn't cloggged. Also put a bucket under the outlet. Try running it this way, if you get good flow you know the disposal is working
Remove the hose from the disposal, take a hammer and long screw driver, put it in the hole where the hose attaches and knock the plug out. Turn power off to the disposer and pull the plug out of the disposer. Hope this helps.