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Forgot to remove knock out from disposal. the dishwasher was run and waater backed up inside. removed the plug and tried to run the dishwasher. you can hear the motor humming like its going into wash but no water is spraying?

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I am assuming you cleared all the old water out and the drain is now clear. Dig out your manual and do a "factory reset" if you can't find it in the manual should be able to find it on line. Sort of starting over type of thing.

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

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SOURCE: How to knock out garbage disposal plug

Turn off the power source to the garbage disposal. Take the drain hose from the dishwasher off the connector going to the disposal (if connected). Insert a flat blade screwdriver in the drain hose fitting and tap a few times with a hammer. The plastic plug will pop off inside the garbage disposal. Reach inside from the top of the disposal to retrieve the plastic plug. Sometimes you have to use a little force to tap the plug out. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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Nothing by the sound of it. The humming may mean the main pump is stuck. If you are able, remove the pump & turn the impellor by hand (or screwdriver) just to make sure its free moving. Put it back into machine & see what you get. Could also mean that the capacitor on the main pump (if it is a capacitor start motor) has failed.

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couldn't it also be the pump itself is not working? Hate to diagnose the wrong parts

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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Check to see if dishwasher drain is attached to garbage disposer. Running the disposer when the dishwasher drains and it will help keep it clean but if the disposer drain line plugs then the water can drain back into the dishwasher. If it does not connect there then you have a slow kitchen drain and this can be fixed by having a plumber snake it. Often it is plugged with grease that can be cleared with boiling hot water poured down the drain. If this is not the problem then check to see if the dishwasher drain is raised as high as it can go under the sink cabinet. Fasten it up with a strap if needed. This will create a trap to keep the water from flowing back into the dishwasher. Do this regardless of your problem. Lastly If the dishwasher does not drain and it is connected to the disposer then the problem is that the knock out plug was not removed when the disposer was installed. Remove the hose at the disposer and knock it out with a screwdriver. This plug is there so you can install disposer without tying a dishwasher in. Otherwise it would leak there. A slow drain may back up and run into the dishwasher before you see any water appear in the sink. If you raise the dishwasher line to the underside of the counter top you should see water in the sink before it begins to drain into the dishwasher. A slow drain may only show up when you are doing a lot of dishes.

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If you recently replaced your garbage disposal make sure the "knock out" plug was punched out to allow drain water into the disposal. The guy who replaced my disposal forgot to do it and my dishwasher would not empty. It's an easy fix. Just remove the drain hose from the dishwasher that attachs to your garbage disposal. Look inside with a flashlight and you will see if it is still there.
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If it is, take a hammer and screw driver or punch and knock it out. TURN OFF POWER to your disposal and you can retrieve the "knock out" plug (piece of plastic about the size of a dime). Replace your drain hose to the disposal and try your dishwasher again. Worked for me! Good luck.

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

i will assume you hookek the dishwasher to the garbage disposal... their is a knock out plug you have to remove from the disposal..you will have to remove the disposal, take a screw driver and put it into the place the hose hooks up to, and remove the plug.. hit with hammer. if you put your finger in the hole you will see its blocked

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