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How to deal with smelly garbage disposal

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I'm wondering what can be done about a smelly garbage
disposal. It's fairly new (I live in a loft building completed less
than a year ago), and I think some vegetable matter got down
there and has rotted. I've tried washing it out but the smell
comes back.

Any ideas? Thank you very much for your time, and Ill be sure
to accept answers as they come my way..
Submitted: 12 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  cr84cr replied 12 years ago.
Hi Joe,
Pour some baking soda into the drain, followed by a few drops of lemon and citronella oils. Then mix a little lemon juice with some vinegar.


If you have a garbage disposal grind up lemon rinds or orange rinds in your disposal.

Also check under the black flaps, they will build up scum and need to be cleaned, I hope this solutions has helped you and if you could please exept the answer if it helped


Expert:  babylolabug replied 12 years ago.
brewed coffee grains work great too as does vanilla extract and ice cubes to clean it at the same time...
Expert:  sleutz replied 12 years ago.
Hello,
      Pour some comet or ajax down the drain then let set awhile then run water to flush it out. Repeat this untill it smells fresh and disinfected. Thanks

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