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Old 03-27-2007, 04:22 PM   #11
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I am sure there are products on the market to flush the drains. This could be the problem not the garbage disposal. Try some and if that doesn't help I would call a plumber.
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:34 PM   #12
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I'm another regular citrus grinder.
Been doing it since day one and never had a problem.
One thing that I also do on a regular basis is to pull the rubber piece from the top of the disposal and wash it. It seems to collect gunk around the bottom edges which kinda smells funky
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:53 PM   #13
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I would be tempted to put about a cup of clorox down the OTHER drain and leave overnight. It sounds like maybe you've got some gunk built up in the pipes.

Edited to add - Professional Strength Liquid Plumber that foams up works good too.
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:24 PM   #14
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again, VINEGAR!!!! It wont get stuck and will rinse through,neutrilize the odor and do some disifecting at the same time and only costs a $1.50. per Gallon
I am glad to know that I am not the only person who buys white vinegar by the gallon for multi purposes. It is a great window cleaner. I also use it to clean the shower doors. I add a cup to the washer when I wash towels. I put it in my rinse mop water when I am spring cleaning my floors. It is good for cleaning children's plastic toys.

What are your other particulars for using white vinegar RA?

(raw potato juice cuts grease.....when in a bind, I have used it to clean my stove.)
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:15 PM   #15
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again, VINEGAR!!!! It wont get stuck and will rinse through,neutrilize the odor and do some disifecting at the same time and only costs a $1.50. per Gallon
I have a booklet called The Heinz Vinegar Almanac. (I forgot I had it). For the drain it says. There are two methods, first boil a cup of vinegar and pour into drain. Cover drain tightly for a few minutes and flush with cold water. The second method: pour a handful of baking soda into the drain and add 1/2 cup vinegar. Cover drain for several minutes, then flush with cold water. Hey, I guess it is worth a try. Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:32 PM   #16
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I Cut up lemon or orange into small pieces, do it regularly, never had any problem, never have any smell from disposal. I have 3 of them in the house, that is because I have 3 kitchens, ok, 1 is only used 1-2 weeks per year, but other 2 are used regularly on the daily bases. Chemical products for disposal is kind of waist of money in my opnion, because smell could come back at any moment no metter how long ago you cleaned the disposal.
But to tell you the truth the disposal is not a good idea for pipes anyway. Anything that you can dump in the garbage is better anywway. Just ask any profecioanl plumber.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:19 PM   #17
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pour a handful of baking soda into the drain and add 1/2 cup vinegar. Cover drain for several minutes, then flush with cold water.
This is the method I use to freshen drains and it really does work.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:34 PM   #18
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Jabbur...that works but a word of warning..Don't do it after you clean your sink with Comet Clenser..I did and later we heard a loud POP. I blew up my bathroom sink A piece of the yellow enamel about the size of a silver dollar was missing and it was black. Oh well, i got a new sink out of doing that..

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Old 03-27-2007, 10:52 PM   #19
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Dove: Overdoing it in the lavatory. Did you think you were back at Camp LeJeune? & Dove says....hehehe just practicing for the big one!
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I put vinegar down there after I toss baking powder down there. Works well.
As far as lemon or any other peel, I use the disposal for that and any other tearable foodstuffs.
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