My Garbage Disposal Is Spinning but Not Draining
A garbage disposal is one of the most valuable conveniences in the modern kitchen. Mounted below the sink drain, the garbage disposal uses several blades that spin like propellers to grind solid food waste into bits. These small bits are washed away through a grey-water plumbing system.
The garbage disposal reduces waste odors and makes kitchen clean-up significantly quicker and easier.
Until it stops working, that is.
There are a number of reasons that a disposal might stop working. Luckily, most have simple fixes that a homeowner can troubleshoot themselves. More severe issues may require the help of a licensed professional, who can do so quickly and with minimal disturbance.
A garbage disposal that has stopped working will often prevent your sink from draining. And, unground matter in the unit can clog your system until it has been cleared.
Sometimes a garbage disposal will sound like it’s working properly (you can hear the blades spinning). … Read Full Post »