Our garbage disposal has developed a stinky problem. While it still
does a good job of chopping the food, the food it does chop doesn't
completely drain out of the sink. It leaves behind about two cups of
food, which then stink to high heaven.
I've tried running the disposal longer, with lots and lots of water
running through it. I've also tried running the disposal while
(carefully) using the sink spray-hose to try to wash down the sides of
the disposal while running. No joy.
Water seems to drain fine through the sink, but I can't figure out why
the food won't clear.
Is this a problem with the disposal, or is there likely some other
underlying cause (clogged pipes, etc) that could be causing this?