How to Unclog a HomeAid Garbage Disposal?
Even though the process of unclogging lies mostly in the maintenance, we’ll have to deal with the water and the bits floating in front of our eyes first. After that, we’ll talk about how our machines can be kept cleaned and functional for the longest time.
Step 1: Drain the sink.
If the sink is clogged, you’ll be looking at bits afloat. We need to deal with that first. After turning the machine off, either we can scoop/syphon the water into a bucket or we can use a plunger/plumber’s helper.
If there’s too little water, fill the sink up a bit more, about 2 inches (10 cm), and start plunging with moderate pressure (the sink is not as strong as the toilet.) Do that several times. If you’re lucky, that will unclog the disposal entirely.
If that’s not the case, at least you can move or break the blockage up a little, which will allow water to drain faster, and fish some of the debris out. Then we investigate it further down.
Step 2: Free the chamber
Later on, we’re gonna need the chamber to not jam on some unexpected piece of garbage (after plunging). There are other steps that require running the machine and we’d like to conduct those steps as smoothly as possible. Here’s what we’ll do:
Use a flashlight to check inside and look for possible obstacles (bones, metal pieces, etc.) Pay close attention to the grind ring.
Use pliers/tongs and pick them out. NEVER USE YOUR HANDS.
Turn on and run the machine with a slow flow of water to check for jamming.
Step 3: Clean the P-trap
It’s actually simple down here. All you have to do is remove and clean the P-trap or replace it all together. The only problem is it might get a bit messy and dirty.
Tools: bucket, paper towel, pliers, hands
Alright, here’s what you’ll do:
1. Place a bucket and (paper) towel under the P-trap to catch any sludge spilling out.
2. Loosen the two trap nuts (use hands with plastic or pliers with metal) and wiggle the trap out. Drain will pour down now.Unclog a Garbage Disposal Clean the P-trap
3. Look inside the trap (and possibly decide whether to replace with a new set) and clean out debris. Then rinse it with warm water.
4. Take a look at the trap arm as well (the one reaching out of the wall) and clean it if possible.
5. Reattach the trap and tighten the nuts (don’t twist it too hard)
6. Turn your garbage disposal on and do a test run.
Now there’s nothing to impede the flow of water through the drain. So basically, we’re done!
If after all that work and the drain is still clogged up, time to get a drink, rest, then call for professional assistance. You did great!
Zhejiang Rosun Kitchen & Bath Technology Co., Ltd. is a manufacture of quality garbage disposer and accessories since 1992 with a registered capital of USD 1.5 million. It’s located in Yuhuan, Zhejiang Province of China, covers areas of 75,347 sq. ft, owns 129,167 sq. ft of workshop with more than 200 experienced workers and staffs.
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