DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > stinky garbage dispoal





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-03-2009, 09:27 AM  
brandonriffel
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 26
Default stinky garbage dispoal

What can I do to get rid of a foul smell coming from our garbage disposal?



__________________

Brandon Riffel
Ottawa, KS
[URL="http://www.evergraindeck.blogspot.com/"]http://www.evergraindeck.blogspot.com/[/URL]
[URL="http://theunsurehandyman.blogspot.com/"]http://theunsurehandyman.blogspot.com/[/URL]

brandonriffel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2009, 08:34 AM  
majakdragon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lafe Arkansas, Arkansas
Posts: 165
Default

This is usually caused by turning off the water before all the things you have chopped up are gone. Food is probably laying inside the disposer and rotting. You can use a 50/50 mixture of bleach and water or baking soda followed with vinegar. The soda and vinegar will foam up.



__________________

if you have never made a mistake, you probably haven't done much.

majakdragon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2009, 12:51 PM  
brandonriffel
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 26
Default

I used some apple cider vinegar a few days ago. I couldn't find any white. It is better, but not completely gone. Does it have to be fresh baking soda, or can I just use some of what's in our refrigerator?

__________________

Brandon Riffel
Ottawa, KS
[URL="http://www.evergraindeck.blogspot.com/"]http://www.evergraindeck.blogspot.com/[/URL]
[URL="http://theunsurehandyman.blogspot.com/"]http://theunsurehandyman.blogspot.com/[/URL]

brandonriffel is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2009, 07:09 PM  
majakdragon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lafe Arkansas, Arkansas
Posts: 165
Default

The stuff from the frig should still cause a foaming action that will get into the tight spots when mixed with the vinegar. place the soda in the disposer first and then add the vinegar.

__________________

if you have never made a mistake, you probably haven't done much.

majakdragon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2009, 06:48 AM  
jimmy50
Member
 
jimmy50's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 38
Default

All of you have the same idea I do. It could be the rubber gasket where the food goes into the garbage disposal needs replacing. Mold etc. gets built up around it. I take ours out frequently and it's always dirty. I wash it and put it back in.

__________________
jimmy50 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2009, 01:19 PM  
Huh?
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 28
Default

I run coffe grounds through it regularly while running blistering hot water. The beans are supposed to sharpen the blades and the hot water kills the bacteria making the smell.

__________________
Huh? is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2009, 03:50 PM  
Cork-Guy
Cork Flooring Pros
 
Cork-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 243
Default

Check out this link: Garbage Disposal Deodorizer - How to Clean and Deodorize Your Garbage Disposal

Simple method that I've used myself, but want to give credit to the creator.



__________________

[B][URL="http://www.corkflooringpros.com"]Cork Flooring[/URL][/B] - [B][URL="http://www.ventless-fireplace.org"]Ventless Fireplace[/URL][/B]

Cork-Guy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
problem with garbage disposal homefixer Plumbing Forum 3 09-16-2008 10:56 PM
garbage disposal plumbing shan2themax Plumbing Forum 6 05-12-2008 04:22 PM
Garbage disposal won't drain. greg merrill Plumbing Forum 1 07-29-2007 01:16 PM
jammed garbage disposal Ken Napierkowski Introductions 1 05-09-2007 11:16 AM
Garbage disposal install uncwalley General Home Improvement Discussion 5 05-17-2006 03:52 PM