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Old 11-27-2017, 02:34 AM   #1
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Default Kitchen Drain FIASCO! Please HELP!

So I'm a college student visiting my younger sister and pops for Thanksgiving around their house.

My sister (10) hates the friggin oatmeal my dad makes her eat so she she threw it down the kitchen drain (not knowing what happens) one morning. She doesn't wanna tell the pops (obv) and told me and I don't know what to do at all.

Here's what I see:
- a lot of clumps of oatmeal when I lift the rubber thingy and peer down the sink.
- Metal parts which I assume are the garbage disposer.

Here's what I hear:
- Normally I would hear whirring sounds when the garbage disposer is running as if something where get chopped/shredded.
- Now I hear a loud ringing sound of metal as if something is stuck or not moving everytime I on it.

HELP! What can I do? How bad is this? I heard oatmeal is like friggin glue! Will vinegar and baking soda work? What quantities and do I have to heat stuff up?

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!


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Old 11-27-2017, 02:38 AM   #2
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Look under the disposal. Most have a hex keyway at the bottom. If you have one, hook a hex tool and move it back and forth, which may free the disposal and allow to turn. Once working, AND with alot of water, you may get that oatmeal to push down the drain.


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Old 11-27-2017, 05:27 AM   #3
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Check if she threw her spoon in to the disposal with the oatmeal. UNPLUG or shut off power to the disposal prior to digging around in the oatmeal mess.
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Boiling hot water. Check for spoon. Scold sister.
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It's been a week since original post. probably resolved it or just went back to school.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:06 AM   #6
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No, I'm back for Christmas break :/ Problem still not fixed. Here is what I did.

-I stuck my hand in from the top and cleaned all visible oatmeal and threw it out.
-Cleaned any other gunk.
-poured hot water down the drink.


What to do now?
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Replace the disposal.
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You may have a red reset button on the bottom of the disposal. If so, push and try it again.


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