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Old 09-29-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Why does my sink (where the DW drains through) fill with cloudy water when my DW is operating?

I bought a new plunger and marked it only for 'sinks' and used that once and it seemed to work for a short time.

Hoping I can do something without paying a plumber.

Also, even tho this happens does it matter if I continue to use the DW?

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You have a restricted drain line
Disassemble your trap and make sure its clear. If it still runs slow, you'll need to cable the kitchen drain line. You can rent small power augers

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thanks, that sounds like something I could do. I've taken the bathrm sink drain apart when jewlery went down it.

When I put it back together should I use some stuff I recently bought, "Plumbers Dope", on the joint?

My bathroom sink just started draining slow so I was going to buy a little auger thing anyway.
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Pipe dope won't hurt but is usually not required for traps. Good alignment when fitting the parts back together is critical though- good luck
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