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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?

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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

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • Lee2fixit Dec 20, 2008

    The plug is not a separate part, but a round piece of plastic that's designed to break away when you whack the screwdriver. Then turn the unit upside down to dump out the loose plug. Now you're ready to mount it under the sink and hook up the dishwasher drain.

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