Well, actually it does, just slowly.
Here's the problem. The dishwasher drains into the disposal. When the
dishwasher drains the water rises in the sink unless the disposal is turned on.
Sink drains fine with regular water flow from the tap.
Blades turn but there's not much of a grinding noise.
Is this just a clog or is the disposal shot?
Could be either. Since it drains with the machine on, it is probably the
disposal. It may be starting to clog. I don't know how to clean them as
drain cleaners are not supposed to go into them. At least he old ones,
perhaps some of the new liquids would not harm them. If the disposal is on
the way out anyway, it would be worth a try.
I just used a drain cleaner made and marketed by Ace Hardware (a mild
cleaner), which specifically says can be used in garbage disposals.
I would try that first. Pour it in, let it set about 2 hours (longer
than the directions say) and then run the disposal (keep face away) and
let the water flow through it.
It is worth a try.
Let us know........
Ice *may* very mildly help to sharpen up the cutting ring by cleaning
some of the gookus out of it, but it is a better cleaner for the unit.
A little ice and a lemon ( or orange, lime ) slice will help to
freshen up a smelly food waste disposal.
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