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Emerson E10 1/4 hp disposal seems to have approx 1/2'' dia rock ??! w/rough edges jammed about 1.5'' away from blade deck, preventing any movement. Tried ss knife & screwdriver to move it, no work. VERY frustrating, & no $ for repair/replace due to unemployment - suggestions?

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Check out Disposal and you should be able to take it appart under neath sink you have 3 to 4 bolts run up against sink bottom to hold it in place disconect it and you possibly can take the top part off to try to remove the rock jammed in it.

It not to bad to take off you may be able to get to it better with it out.

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