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Garbage Disposal

The motor in my garbage disposal went out. It seems like it smells more. Is there anyway I can keep the odor down until I can put in a new moter?

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Asked by ptomom678 at 11:12 PM on Feb. 27, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Baking soda

    Answer by Charis76 at 11:13 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • I always pour lemon juice down mine and it takes any odor away.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:14 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Thanks!

    Comment by ptomom678 (original poster) at 11:14 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Baking soda or citris fruit peels

    Answer by WARNING at 11:15 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • does it have a reset button?...most do.try it. Other wise pour baking soda down there on both sides of the sink if you have too and then pour vinegar down over it and seal the sink overnight. In the morning pour boiling water down the drain.

    Answer by Momforhealth at 11:15 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • I totally agree with the citrus answer--also thake the rubber part that you can see and clean it--(it mat be potant, so be careful of the smell). I take it out of mine once a week and run it under hot water then put it in the dish washer--it will be gross to look at but this is important to avoid stink!!!!

    Answer by joanne580 at 11:23 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • baking soda, lemon/orange juice will also work...

    Answer by gmasboy at 11:38 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • baking soda and/or vinegar

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:38 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Baking soda - I pour a small box down mine and then follow that with a cup of vinegar and THEN flush it all with a cup of boiling water. I also wipe the seal down with baking soda before I pour in the vinegar and water.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:05 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

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