Kitchen sink and dishwasher will not drain. Help Please!!!

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Old 01-19-09, 09:15 AM
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Kitchen sink and dishwasher will not drain. Help Please!!!

Hi guys. I need help!!

The kitchen sink will not drain. When turning on the garbage disposal, water is sucked down the drain, through the disposal and ends up in the other side of the sink. When the garbage disposal switch is turned off, the water backflows to the other side of the sink (the side with the garbage disposal on it). So, while the water moves, it will not go down the main drain line. I took apart the plumbing underneath the sink leading to the drain line and there is no clog. The sink is on the outer wall (not sure if there is an exterior trap line). I opened the main drain line in the basement and there is no water present, so I think the "clog" if there is one, is somewhere . The dishwasher will not drain either. I'm not sure why the dishwasher would not drain if the main drainline is not clogged? I ran water down the sink and through the garbage disposal also. The water ran through and came out clean. Will throw a snake down the drainline tonight.

Any thoughts on what could be causing this? Could this be disposal related?

Thanks so much for your help. Ug!!!

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Old 01-19-09, 02:58 PM
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Drain Prob.

GyrPer1: The sink, disposal and the dishwasher all drain into the same line. The line is clogged, it needs to be snaked out to where it connects to the main line.
 
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Thanks, Schacko! You were right on the money. It is now fixed!!

Chah!!

 
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