Garbage Disposal Back Up

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mms2022

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I have a garbage disposal that has stopped working, despite resetting the disposal and the electrical panel. I can live without the disposal, but a few weeks after it stopped working my sink started backing up. I have checked both the pipes coming from the disposal and the disposal itself, and I don't have anything clogging the pipes. My questions are the following: (1) is this a problem due to the disposal that will solve itself by replacing the disposal, (2) if it is why did it take a few weeks to start backing up, or (3) is this indicating a bigger drainage problem?
Thank you for any advice!
 

kiwi_outdoors

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We got stopped using a garbage guts when we moved houses in 2007. In the 70s-80s it seemed like they worked fine - then as the years rolled by and unit's HP was increased, they clogged up the lines more and more. We do not miss it at all.
 

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