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I have an insinkerator Badger 5 that is making a loud noise. I can see that there is a piece of white plastic wedged in there - probably a toothpick put in by mistake - I detached from sink and the object won't budge. How can I get it out? Don't have instructions anymore so not sure how it comes apart. Thanksk Helene

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Try taking a long screw drive and turn the unit backwards, if you can get it to move a little then try to unwedge the peice with long needle nose plyers,should work .

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