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Old 08-10-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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disposal only draining when on


I have a fairly new garbage disposal.

Everything works fine except that it only drains when I have it turned on. It is in a double sink with the disposal side smaller and shallower.

The larger side drains fine and the disposal drains fine, just only when on.

When it is turned off a little bit of water will flow back into the base of the disposal.

I am not sure if I have had this problem long as when the previous disposal died my friend who was renting the house failed to replace it (too difficult for them....)

From what I have read this could be something like the disposal drain being in the wrong location or the ceiling vent being blocked?

Any suggestions on how to diagnose and fix this problem?




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Could you re-size that pic so it it's a small enough to fit on the screen without having to scroll all over the place? It's pretty tough to see what's going on there.

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