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My garbage disposal on the left side of my sink and the right

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My garbage disposal on the left side of my sink and the right side of my sink both have black oily looking/smelling water. My friend said I need a new garbage disposal. I'm scared to turn on the disposal again to see what happens. Should I just call a plumber or try turning on the disposal again but running no water?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Hauserplb replied 1 year ago.
use a large tuperware bowl to cover the drains (to prevent it from spraying everything and turn it on breifly.
Expert:  Hauserplb replied 1 year ago.
What I suspect is that your drain is clogged up and the black you see if from the build-up in the pipes. If this is the case, then you will need to have the drain snaked.