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I have a GE mokel PDW 7300 dishwasher. I recently

I have a GE mokel PDW 7300 dishwasher. I recently replaced the garbage disposal, into which the dishwasher drains. Now the dishwasher is not pumping out all the water after running it. Thanks,

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Hello. Disconnect the dishwasher drain hose from the disposal and look into the disposal tube where you will see a plastic plug that you will need to knock out with a screwdriver and a hammer. Regards, J.
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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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