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Disposal won't drain

I've got a badger 5 plus that's about 9-10 yrs old. In single drain sink, it's draining water VERY slowly. When I turn on disposal, water bubbles but doesn't flow down. Blades push smoothly with my hand. I've taken apart trap and pipes are clear. I disconnected unit from main plumbing to find clog and double check it's not a pipe clog deeper in. Put allen wrench into hole in bottom and turned easily a bunch of times. Tried the reset button. Now what?

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Sounds silly but try loading it with ice and turning it on if there is debris in it the shards of ice will help to clean it

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