Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dh was supposed to be enjoying his day off today. Except...last night while finishing the dishes I kept hearing something dripping. I checked under the sink and it was flooded. I didn't wake dh who had already fallen asleep. So, I cleaned up the mess. It took an hour, because I had to disinfect too.
The next morning we inspected the pipes, etc. under the kitchen sink. Dh found a bad gasket connected to the garbage disposal. So, after running around town trying to find a replacement gasket (small town, no good hardware stores). He finally got one. Hooked the pipes up with new gasket, run the water & still water is leaking. Check the disposal & find a "hole" in the back-side of it. I didn't know a disposal could get a hole in it??! Aren't they supposed to be tough (although it was 20 yrs. old).
Anyway, disconnected the pipes again, took out old garbage disposal & replace with new one. Replacing disposal is NOT an easy task & we are on "hour #3" of working on this issue. An adult just does not fit well under a kitchen sink to work on it. That was dh, not me. He was not happy at this point. So, finally got the new disposal in & we run the water and all is well. So, I start the dishwasher & water starts squirting out the "air only" vent from the dishwasher. So, we have water all over the kitchen counters & floor...again. We inspected the pipes, the hoses, clamps, gaskets and dh finds that there is a plug in the entrance to the "new disposal." If we would have finished reading the installation "directions" - it says to "punch out" the plug so the dishwasher water can flow through. Oops !