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Common Causes of a Garbage Disposal Drain Clog
Repair a Clogged Garbage Disposal - Disposer Drain

Garbage Disposals Require Plenty of Water During and After Grinding to Flush Away Waste Material

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What Causes a Garbage Disposal Drain Clog
Your garbage disposer is a workhorse appliance in your kitchen and one often taken for granted. Your disposal will have no problem grinding most food waste, but that's not where the problems with a "clog" lies. Clogs are most often caused by how the ground food waste reacts to water or lack of water after the disposal unit has ground it up and sends it on its way into waste line. When a garbage disposer clogs you will often find the problem in the trap found on the waste discharge side of the disposal.

The waste line may become clogged by a number of things that for different reasons promote poor drainage, including:

  • Inadequate water used to flush disposal when grinding
  • Grinding egg shells
  • Grinding coffee grounds
  • Grinding potato peels
  • Grinding banana peels

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