We expect the sink workhorse to be able to devour anything we throw at it, and for the most part it can. But seemingly easy materials can often cause clogs, such as thin pasta or soft potatoes. If they're crammed too tightly, these mushy particles can clog the small drain holes around the inside perimeter of the disposal. When this happens, turn off the switch, check to see if the disposal's breaker has been tripped, and look to see if the reset button has tripped — it will be on the bottom of the disposal. Press it and try turning on the switch. Still clogged? Turn off the switch on the wall, and turn off the power feeding the disposal. Use a spoon or small ladle to remove as much water and debris from the sink and disposal drain. Try the disposal again. Still clogged? Use the baking soda and vinegar method or really hot, but not boiling, water. Allow these to sit for a few minutes and try the disposal again. You may need to repeat a few times. DO NOT use drain cleaner in your disposal.
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