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Old 03-21-2023, 04:39 PM   #1
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Kitchen Sink Not Draining!!!!

I've had this problem on and off for several years. But I've always been able to open that drain with a "plastic stick" (found at Home Depo and like stores) type of device and very hot water. NOT this time!!!!

Since our pipes are all PVC, I don't want to use too much pressure.

What have ya'll found that works and that is safe for our PVC pipes?


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Old 03-21-2023, 04:41 PM   #2
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Can't you remove the "P" trap and clean it out?
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Assuming like most of us, your kitchen sinks are in a slide.

Could the flexible 'spa' drain hose be kinking shut?
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Old 03-21-2023, 09:13 PM   #5
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Kitchen sink should be pretty easy to access. Like one mentioned above, you should unscrew the p-trap and clean (unless they are all glued together). And you can't open the p-trap, or the problem is down the line, you can try with those chemical drain openers. They worked for us several times.
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After tearing everything apart including the flexible hose and not opening up the plug, we used a plumbing snake, the kind that you can crank and rotate as you insert it. We got one we knew would go all the way to the gray tank, after using it all is well. I think with use, even being careful we had a plug of grease or food at a sharp corner.
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Follow your piping as much as you can. I found a cap on a T just past the slide out that could be removed and cleaned from there out.

Mine fed to the shower drain area and the clog was actually there.

I did use liquid plumber to get things running well again.

We have been full timing for ten years now and have had a dishwasher for the last five or so. Lots of water going down that drain but things just got backed up a bit.
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