Kitchen garbage disposal plugged by idiot

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    • #273728

      I am the idiot who plugged up the
      disposal. I send the scrapings from 8 potatoes into the Emerson disposal
      and it promptly plugged up.
      I kept putting electric disposal on and off every 5 minutes or so.
      By so doing, a lot of minced potato
      skins and foul water came up. I strained out as much as I could.
      It’s Friday (called a plumber but no return call…yet…or ever?).
      Any way I can induce the contents to
      flush on their merry way? Should I pour anything into it?
      Thanks for anyone’s suggestion. I am sorry that you are replying to an
      idiot (me).

    • #288429

      Remove the power lead from the power point. On the underside of the unit is usually a small hole that will accept a small allen key. Place the key in it and turna few times. Remove the allen key, and then plug the power back into the unit and try again. There should also be a small red button under there if the unit’s motor stops humming then push that button too

    • #288430

      Them alot of potatoes. The p-trap is full as well. You will have to at minimum remove the p-trap and clear.
      Good Luck,
      The Local Plumber
      Tustin, California

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