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To unclog a drain with a disposal unit, Family Handyman recommends first using a plunger to loosen the clog and force the material down the drain. Another way to clear a clog is to disconnect the drain trap connected to ... More »

Repair a blocked garbage disposal by removing large items located inside the unit, twisting the hex hole located on the bottom of the disposal, or cleaning the waste pipe that is connected to the unit. Most blockages can... More »

Unclogging a dishwasher is a project that requires little supplies, and it is simply a matter of unclogging foreign objects that have become stuck in the system. Unclogging the dishwasher drain requires a straightened co... More »

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Clear a clogged sink drain using a plunger by plugging all outlets other than the one being plunged, adding enough water to cover the plunger and moving the tool up and down to clear the clog. Most clogs clear in a matte... More »

Repair a blocked garbage disposal by removing large items located inside the unit, twisting the hex hole located on the bottom of the disposal, or cleaning the waste pipe that is connected to the unit. Most blockages can... More »

Depending on what electrical issues there are when installing a garbage disposal, a plumber and an electrician may be needed; if replacing an existing unit and the electrical connections are the same on the new disposal ... More »

Unclog a sink by pouring boiling water down the drain, filling the sink with 2 inches of hot water and then plunging with a cup plunger. If you have a double kitchen sink, have a helper hold the stopper in the second bas... More »