November 21, 2012 8:29 PM Subscribe
THANKSGIVING PLUMBING URGENCY: Is this going to end up a big deal?
posted by lizjohn to home & garden (9 answers total)
I was cleaning out my fridge of leftovers into the garbage disposal, when it stopped grinding. I've dealt with this before, so I opened up the under sink cabinet to re-set the machine when I saw it leaking. I called my husband in, and we both poked and prodded at it. It won't turn back on, and it was still leaking, so my husband unplugged it so we don't electrocute ourselves.
The big question is: am I essentially without a kitchen sink? I'm fine with the garbage disposal not working; we can fix it after the holiday, but I fear that I will end up spending my holiday emptying the bucket under the sink of disgusting water. If that's the case, I'd rather call the whole thing off and send the family to Cracker Barrel. Can anyone tell me about the inner workings of a garbage disposal, and if I don't "run" it, am I still going to have a massive leak? I am a complete plumbing newb, and this is a rental house.
I would just like to take this time to apologize to my mom, whom I was talking to on the phone when this happened. I'm sure she has never heard those words out of my mouth before. Sorry mom