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I need to get the drain plug out of the garbage disposal so i can hook up my dishwasher to drain. can this be done without disassembling the disposal. can i knock the plug out into the disposal

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Take a flat blade screwdriver and insert it into the drain port that you connect the dishwasher drain line to. Take a hammer and tap the screwdriver until the plug pops loose inside the disposal. Now, reach down inside the disposal and retrieve the plug. You should not have to disassemble the disposal to do this. I hope this answers you're question.

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