How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal: 3 Methods

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There’s nothing more frustrating than a clogged garbage disposal. It's a common problem that can quickly turn a kitchen into a messy and unpleasant one. And in most cases, it can be an easy fix. Here are 5 ways to unclog it. 

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Reset the Garbage Disposal

One of the simplest fixes for a clogged garbage disposal is to reset it. Sometimes, a simple reset is all it takes to get the disposal up and running again.

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Hot Water and Dish Soap

Fill the sink with enough hot water and dish soap and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, let the hot water and soap mixture run through it.

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Use a Plunger

You can use a plunger to unclog a garbage disposal, just like you would a toilet.