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Q. I have a foul odor coming from my garbage disposer. Do I need to use a drain cleaner? What can I do to eliminate this odor?
A. Foul odors occur from a buildup of food debris within the disposer. To eliminate this odor, place ice cubes and lemon or orange peels in the disposer and run for 30 seconds. Next, squirt a little liquid dish detergent into the disposer while it is still running. Finally, run cold water for about 30 seconds to rinse all the debris away.