Kitchen sink line clog


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Old 03-27-20, 01:35 PM
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Kitchen sink line clog

Hi, I have a bit of a problem and a mess at hand. I have a double sink kitchen sink and the water won't flow. I have a broken dish washer near it (from previous owner) and when i tried to plunge the water at the sink, some of it is seeping up the dish washer inside. To make things worse, when I tried to move the drain pipes underneath the sink to try to insert the auger past the U trap, i heard a crack sound near the vertical pipe (coming down the sink) and now that pipe is leaking water.

How can I go about trying to first fix the leaking pipe then try to tackle the clog? Any inside will greatly help alleviate my stress. Thanks a bunch!
 
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Old 03-27-20, 03:05 PM
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That line probably needs to be snaked back to the wall.
It doesn't look like that trap is removable which is going to make the process very difficult.
 
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Old 03-28-20, 04:44 AM
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Very hard to tell what can actually come apart.
I see only one screw down coupling on the sinks tail piece.
Are there others?

Also the leak may mean that you will need a new strainer so you will also have to remove it so you can find the leak/crack or if it is just a bad seal.
 
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Old 03-28-20, 05:28 AM
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I would try a small hand crank drain auger. Since you've cracked/broke the pipe now would be a good time to replace the sink drain piping and trap with a slip fitting type which can be easily disassembled for cleaning.
 
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Old 03-28-20, 05:44 AM
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I agree with PD. Trash all those glued fittings.
 
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Old 03-28-20, 02:33 PM
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Also a good time to get rid of the old ABS pipe and install the drains correctly.
 
 

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