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Dishwaher connection plug

How do I get the plug out of my disposal so that I can connect the dishwasher hose

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  • alan1414 Jan 12, 2009

    I took out the plug while conected and now I have a noicy disposal, I had allready installed and did not know about the plug until my dishwasher would not drain....



    how do I get the piece of plastic out?

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From the dishwasher hose end of the nipple, insert a large flathead screwdriver or nutdriver and tap it with a hammer. They sometimes take a moderatly strong hit. It is litterally nothing but a plastic plug.

You will want to do this with the disposal uninstalled and the power disconected.

(doing it installed can potentially cause leaks.)

Make sure that you remove the little plastic plug that was knocked out from the inside of the disposal.

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Can the dishwasher hose intake be rotated so that the hose does not have to loop around the disposal?


You can cut off the dishwasher hose so it is shorter, but that might not give correct end for connecting to drain tailpiece. See if end of dishwasher hose has built-in fitting.

They sell universal connections that fit both the dishwasher hose and the drain tailpiece... but check what is available at hardware before cutting off dishwasher hose.

The drain tailpiece can be taken apart and then rotated so dishwasher hose can come from different direction. This requires removal of p-trap, and cleaning of each part before reassembly.

If this is double sink, the disposal can be moved to other side, and sink basket with tailpiece move to other side.

Following link has step by step tips for taking apart P-trap and reassembling tubular drain pipes so they don't leak: and installing disposal if you switch sides on double sink
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The rubber dishwasher drain hose inside diameter is smaller than my Badger garbage disposal dishwasher connection. How can I attach it to the dispoal?


Dishwasher drain hose come in different sizes AFAIK.
You will need to get the right diameter hose to connect to the disposal unit or use an adapter kit. Search for InSinkErator DWC-00 Dishwasher Connector Kit about $7 from Amazon.

The manual is not informative on specs: http://images.insinkerator.com/pdf/badger500_icu.pdf

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Dishwasher not draining completely after new garbage disposal installed


If you hooked up the drain to the disposal directly there is no vent in the line. Use the air vent on the sink to connect the dishwasher drain hose. If there is no air vent, then you'll have to install one in the sink.

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Making a metal grinding sound when turns on but dont feel any forks or spoons in it


Garbage disposals can get noisy and sound like they're eating spoons instead of banana peel.
You can put vacuum hose in sink opening and see if something is in there.
As long as disposal disk rotates freely, and disposal is not shaking around and causing pipes to leak, then you can use it until it dies.
Otherwise, the bearing is probably rusted, or something is loose. Disposals rust out and eventually freeze, or the motor slows down and overheats, or they rust a hole and water leaks under sink.

Garbage disposal mechanism cannot be disassembled for repairs.
Here are basic disposal parts:
1) Sink basket that connects to sink and is held with 3 screws from below.
2) Disposal body which connects to sink basket using metal ring.
3) Rubber washer between disposal and sink basket.
4) Dishwasher connects to upper part of disposal with a hose.
5) Electric wire coming from disposal switch connects to disposal near red reset button.
6) Tubular drain pipe connects to side of disposal

I wrote tips for replacing disposals that you can use when disposal gives out.
When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same brand and size disposal.
That way we didn't have to change out sink basket or move pipes around under the sink.
How to: Disconnect 2 nuts on p-trap and trap falls loose.
Rotate steel connector disk that holds disposal to sink basket, and disposal comes off.
Before installing new disposal.
Attach electric wire to new disposal, and push in reset button.
Attach dishwasher tube to new disposal. Knock out plug inside dishwasher opening.
Lift new disposal up into place, and attach to old sink basket.
There is a rubber washer between disposal and sink basket, Use new washer.
Attachment ring catches at three points, all three have to connect.
You can use bottle jack to lift disposal if you have problem.
Re-assemble tubular pipe.

geno_3245_222.jpg
If this is your home, you want new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
Buy a tub of plumbers putty also.
Remove old sink basket and clean sink opening.
Put finger-size roll of plumbers putty around sink opening, and then push new strainer basket into plumbers putty.
Tighten basket from below, wipe away excess putty around sink opening.
Install new disposal as described above.

geno_3245_223.jpg

Tips for tubular pipes:
When taking apart tubular pipes, start at p-trap and take apart as few pieces as needed to do job.
On image above, loosen both upper and lower nuts, trap falls loose, and then work on disposal.
Any tubular drain pipe that gets moved while working under sink needs to be disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled.
Metal pipes have rubber washer >> always use new rubber washers.
Plastic pipes have plastic washers > plastic washers can be cleaned and re-used.
Plastic washers have flat side that goes toward nut, tapered side away from nut.

geno_3245_221.jpg

When reassembling tubular pipe, we use rectorseal on washers and joints.
Slap a good amount on washer just before pushing washer in place and attaching nut.
Rectorseal will ensure tubular drain pipes won't leak.

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Jan 08, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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My Garbage disposal works and it turns but it sounds as if something is loose in there...it's the Insinkerator 5-81.....Is it possible the cutting blades are loose and if so, how do I fix this?


Garbage disposals can get noisy and sound like they're eating spoons instead of banana peel.
You can put vacuum hose in sink opening and see if something is in there.
As long as disposal is not shaking around a lot, and causing pipes to leak, then you can use it until it dies.

Garbage disposal mechanism cannot be disassembled for repairs.
Here are basic parts:
1) Sink basket that connects to sink and is held with 3 screws from below.
2) Disposal which connects to sink basket with metal ring.
3) There is a washer between disposal and sink basket.
4) The dishwasher connects to disposal with a hose.
5) Electric wire coming from disposal switch connects to disposal near red reset button.

I wrote tips for replacing disposals that you can use when disposal gives out.
When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same brand and size disposal.
That way we didn't have to change out sink basket or move pipes around under the sink.
How to: Disconnect 2 nuts on p-trap and trap falls loose.
Rotate steel connector disk that holds disposal to sink basket, and disposal comes off.
Before installing new disposal.
Attach electric wire to new disposal, and push in reset button.
Attach dishwasher tube to new disposal. Knock out plug inside dishwasher opening.
Lift new disposal up into place, and attach to old sink basket.
There is a rubber washer between disposal and sink basket, Use new washer.
Attachment ring catches at three points, all three have to connect.
You can use bottle jack to lift disposal if you have problem.
Re-assemble tubular pipe.

geno_3245_222.jpg
If this is your home, you want new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
Buy a tub of plumbers putty also.
Remove old sink basket and clean sink opening.
Put finger-size roll of plumbers putty around sink opening, and then push new strainer basket into plumbers putty.
Tighten basket from below, wipe away excess putty around sink opening.
Install new disposal as described above.

geno_3245_223.jpg

Tips for tubular pipes:
When taking apart tubular pipes, start at p-trap and take apart as few pieces as needed to do job.
On image above, loosen both upper and lower nuts, trap falls loose, and then work on disposal.
Any tubular drain pipe that gets moved while working under sink needs to be disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled.
Metal pipes have rubber washer >> always use new rubber washers.
Plastic pipes have plastic washers > plastic washers can be cleaned and re-used.
Plastic washers have flat side that goes toward nut, tapered side away from nut.

geno_3245_221.jpg

When reassembling tubular pipe, we use rectorseal on washers and joints.
Slap a good amount on washer just before pushing washer in place and attaching nut.
Rectorseal will ensure tubular drain pipes won't leak.

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixyas phone service.
For a price, fixya expert speaks with you over phone while you work on disposal.

Jan 04, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Leaking from the bottom of the disposal in the connection area.


Disposals rust out and need replacement.

Check a couple things first.
Run paper towel around top of disposal to see if moisture is leaking from around sink basket or dishwasher hose connection. Then check where tailpiece connects on side of disposal.
If these places are dry, the disposal has probably rusted out.

I wrote instructions for disposal replacement:

When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same brand disposal.
That way we didn't have to change out sink basket or change pipes.
How to change disposal: Disconnect p-trap and tailpiece going into disposal.
Rotate connector disk clockwise that holds disposal to sink basket.
Before installing new disposal.
Attach electric wire to new disposal.
Attach dishwasher tube to new disposal. Knock out plug inside dishwasher opening.
Push new disposal up into place, and attach to old sink basket with new connector disk.
Use new connector washer.
Re-assemble tubular pipe.

geno_3245_175.jpg

If this is your home, you want new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
Buy a tub of plumbers putty also.
Remove old sink basket and clean opening.
Put finger-size roll of plumbers putty around sink opening, and then push new strainer basket into plumbers putty.
Tighten basket from below, wipe away excess putty around sink opening.
Install new disposal as described above.

Tips for tubular pipes:
When taking apart tubular pipes, start at p-trap and take apart as few pieces as needed to do job.
On image below loosen both upper and lower nuts, trap falls loose, and then work on disposal.
Any tubular drain pipe that gets moved while working under sink needs to be disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled.
Metal pipes have rubber washer >> always use new rubber washers.
Plastic pipes have plastic washers > plastic washers can be cleaned and re-used.
Plastic washers have flat side that goes toward nut, tapered side away from nut.

geno_3245_176.jpg

When reassembling tubular pipe, we use rectorseal on washers and joints.
Apply good amount on washer just before pushing washer in place and attaching nut.
Apply rectorseal where lower p-trap comes together.
Rectorseal will ensure tubular drain pipes won't leak.

geno_3245_177.jpg
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Dec 12, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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What can I use to plug the dishwasher drain connection I no longer need?


Push a cork into the hole.
Garbage disposal doesn't have a lot of pressure pushing water out dishwaher tube until full sink of water is drained.
You might put gorilla glue or caulk on the cork to keep it in place.

Nov 19, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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I would like to know where is the plug for dihwasherdrain plug located ot he garbage disposal


It's not guaranteed that your particular model will have a dishwasher drain nipple, but it does, it'll be on the side, near the top of the machine. If the disposer is new you must knock out the plug inside the nipple before connecting a dishwasher. If the disposer doesn't have a nipple, you can get a piece of pipe to fit to the non-disposer side of the sink where you can connect the dishwasher drain hose.

Feb 10, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Dishwasher drain fitting


if this was just put in it is most likely the packing plug was not removed when installed please take hose off and remove plug .

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May 02, 2009 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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I installed a new garbage disposal and then connected the dishwasher hose--BUT--I guess I was to remove a plug so that the water can get through. How do I remove the plug?


Knock out the plug with a big screwdriver. Lay the unit on its side and insert a big screwdriver. Drive it with a hammer if necessary, using short sharp, controlled strokes to avoid damaging the parts inside. See step 15 of the installation instructions here:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfimages/9e/9e94bfdc-6790-464e-aade-a6dc588dd524.pdf

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