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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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