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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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It sounds like you have connected your dishwasher to a garbage disposal.

  1. The 2 hoses provided with your dishwasher connect together.
  2. You run the drain hose through a hole in the bottom/back of your cabinet, then up to the top of the cabinet, then connect it to the drain on the garbage disposal. (The reason that you run your drain up to the top of the cabinet is: This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher.)
  3. Be sure to knock the plug out of the drain of the garbage disposal. A garbage disposal is designed to work with or without a dishwasher. The plug is in the center of the drain. The best way to knock this plug out is to pull the garbage disposal, and with a flat screwdriver, knock the plug out.
  4. Then remove the plug from the disposal. Reinstall the disposal.
  5. Install the drain hose. The drain hose will connect right up to the disposal using the clamp provided with the dishwasher.
This should help you. If not please attach more info.

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