This one is easy and you can do it yourself. Just remove the elbow "trap" pipe and clean it...It's amazing how things can get gunked up in there. I just did this myself and it took less than 20 minutes. Good luck.
The sink drain line is partially plugged.
Yes. Your dishwasher discharge hose is probably hooked into the side of the disposal. Running your disposal will not hurt the dishwasher.
Check and see if the water line going from the dishwasher to the disposal has enough slack to run up and over the connection to the disposal.If its just running along the cabinet floor and straight up into the disposal that's the problem.Its called an anti siphon loop
you CAN, but that doesn't mean that you SHOULD...The only way to safely do this is to flush the garbage disposal immediately afterwards with boiling water -- as in, pour the grease down and then immediately pour a kettle or pot full of boiling water into the running disposal -- keep the hot water tap running as well, and leave the disposal running for a minute or so to make certain the grease is all dissolved.
Yes , Just have water running and slowly put them threw.
Your dishwasher may have a leak. Look under it with a flashlight just after it's finished a wash.
If you have a septic tank or gray water system in your home then do not install a garbage disposal because it has been know to clog up your drain field. If you have city sewer and have a garbage disposal then I would recommend that when using the garbage disposal, you make sure you are running cold water because it helps make vegi's not stick to the sides of your drain and its cheaper and I forget but something to do with spaghetti and disposals don't mix.
Garbage disposal helps keep disease infested rodents away. Rainwater running through the garbage can cause a health hazard as well. Garbage needs to be removed for public health and safety.
Try putting some salt or baking soda down the drain, then rinsing it through with hot water. Running some lemon peel through the garbage disposal can be helpful too.
A disposal creates centrifugal force and acts as a pump. Often a blocked or partially blocked sink drain can result in slow drains and a disposal will force water through. If it really is the disposal, try slowly adding coffee grounds and/or fibrous material like broccoli centers or pineapple centers while cold water and the disposal are running. If that doesn't solve the problem, have the drain cleaned and make certain that the drain vent works.
I strongly advise against using drano. The drain line from the dishwasher to the garbage disposal is pretty short. Try running your dishwasher and fill up your sink, when your dishwasher starts to drain, pull the plug on the sink and start your garbage disposal. You may be able to get away with using Drano a few times, but the thin plastic tube will be made brittle and possibly break in the future, also you will want to run it empty a few times if you do use a chemical. Odds are the clog is at the drain and you have some clearly nasty junk clogging it that will require some manual work. I recommend cutting up a coat hanger and bending a small hook on the end to clean it out. There could be other electrical / mechanical issues with your dishwasher, you may want to have a trusted service technician take a look.
Probably the drain hose from the dishwasher isn't high enough to keep the water from running back . The hose should be above the level of the disposal at some point. Some states require an "air gap" which is a device that is placed in the drain line to prevent this. Some states require a simple high loop in the drain hose. Many dishwasher manufacturers are now installing backflow preventers in the dishwasher.
Have a plumber snake out the drain. You have some sort of blockage.
Mostly running dishes through the dish machine, putting them away 7 kitchen work when that area is not busy.
run cold water thru it for a minuint after you are done with it, cold water should be running while you use it also,
The water assists in chopping up the items being chopped and washes them down the drain to prevent stoppage.
Answer The disposal is part of your drain line. It only allows liquid and small particles through it. The whole idea of the disposal is not to allow anything to big to go through the drainage system. The problem is over time the weep holes in the disposal can get clogged with grease. It can be taken apart and cleaned. You may also want to investigate the trap in the drain as to whether it is the right configuration or it is plugged. We had a similar problem and there was a drinking straw in the pipe!
Here is advice and input: * Putting orange and lemon peels down the garbage disposal makes the drain, sink, and entire kitchen smell fresh and clean. No one likes a smelly drain, and recycling these peels as air freshener can make your entire kitchen smell citrus fresh. Older citrus fruits that may be going partially bad, can still be cut up and put into the garbage disposal. If you don't have a disposal, orange and lemon juice with warm running water can keep your drains smelling fresh.. * If your garbage disposal is stong enough, its a very good idea to put orange or lemon peels down it to make it smell good. * Putting orange peels down a disposal is a GREAT idea. It rids the disposal of the disgusting smell. I wish I would have tried it sooner! * Alternatively, pour a half cup of baking soda into the drain, and then pour some white vinegar on top of it. This will foam, cleaning the area and making it smell fresh. Why waste the orange peels? Keep them and dry them out. If you have a fireplace and are going to have a fire one night throw some dried orange peels in. It makes your home smell nice! Also, you can use the dried orange peels and put them in netting and hang a little in closets, drawers, or in your bathroom.
To remove really bad stink from the disposal, dilute some Lysol with cold water. Pour it into the disposal without running it for about a half hour. Run the disposal with cold water, adding some ice cubes along the way. To prevent future stink, wash food through the disposal using only cold water. You can also run citrus rinds through the disposal with cold water to freshen it from time to time.
I would think that running the dishwasher would help. The rest depends on where they are coming from.
Cleaning out the dishwasher filter will help to keep your dishwasher working properly. The dishwasher manual will show you where the filter is. Remove it, clean out any debris that's in it, and then put it back in place before running the dishwasher.
If it's truly horrible, dilute some Clorox or other bleach with water and pour it into the non-running disposal. Let it set for about a half hour. Add some ice cubes and run the disposal with cold water. Afterward, you can run ice cubes with rinds from oranges or limes ... any citrus will do ... with cold water. Washing food down the disposal with cold water instead of hot will prevent future disposal stank.
Yes, you can put cheese down the garbage disposal, but make sure you turn it on and have water running first. Additionally, don't hurry. Cold water might be a better idea than hot water because hot water will make a melted gooey mess that will quickly cool and may stick to your plumbing. Tossing it in the trash is probably a better idea for a number of reasons.
Yes, mildew can grow on food. Also food stuck in a garbage disposal can rot and produce an awful odor. You might try buying a lemon or lime, cutting it into quarters, and shoving each quarter separately down the running garbage disposal (don't forget to run the water). That might help with the smell. If it persists, I would contact a licensed plumber (make sure the plumber works on garbage disposals) to see if something is wrong with the system. To my understanding, mildew/mold can grow on anything.
I've read in several places that pouring vinegar down the dishwasher drain (a lot) and then running the empty dishwasher will kill the ants and keep them from coming back.