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    how can I get rid of funky drain smell? I've tried bleach (I know its a no-no for drains) I've tried vinegar and baking soda and for the disposal side I've put lots of citrus peels and nothing seems to help. Is there something else I can try?
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    I bought "plink" cleaners, and I've also used these packets that you put in the disposal and it foams up. Both helped get rid of the funk, but I don't like to use them a lot because I think they are probably pretty bad for the environment.
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    I bought that foamy stuff once, they have it next to the dishwasher soap at the store.. I think it worked..
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    Put baking soda in the sink and drain and then pour vinegar on it. I don't know the exact measurements but you'll know it's working b/c it will fiz up. After that turn you're disposal on then rinse with cold water.
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    Try washing the underside of the flap on the disposal...that is usually where the funky smell is coming from on my sink!
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    Throw ice and lemon slices in the sink then turn on the disposal and that usually helps. Or use the foaming stuff-that's worked pretty good. I also have dishwashing soap that foams and I'll turn on the disposal with the water running, put a few pumps of that in there so it foams up well, and then let the disposal run until I hear it clear and that usually does the trick too.
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    I put ice and citrus peel (doesn't matter what type of citrus peel) down the disposal regularly.. I use orange peel most often since I eat an orange everyday..

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    I like the foaming packets!!! I only use it like once a month and it works!!!

    Otherwise, try pouring boiling hot water down the drain! My parents do that to prevent build-up in the pipes. I'd add baking soda to the hot water too!!!
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    I'll check out those foaming packet deals. Its such a nasty smell.
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    Lemon slices work wonders for me!





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