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After I installed my Badger 5 my dishwasher would not drain. Is there a plug in the dishwasher port on the side of the disposal and how do I remove it?

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There is often a plug in the ISE as many people use them without have a dishwasher connected to them. Quite often it is just a thin plastic membrane that can be knocked out with a screwdriver. There should also be a note to this effect in your installation instructions for the ISE.

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I busted a few holes in the plastic (the flathead is sharper than I though) before I finally knocked it out. Keep pounding!!

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I installed a new disposal must have missed th fine print about knocking out the drain plug, after going over all of the solutions for draining problems with the dishwasher. It took five min. to disconnect the drain line, find the plug half way into the disposal drain tube is a thin plastic plug. With a screwdriver and hammer knock it out. the plastic plug will fall inside the disposal make sure it is unpluged (power supply) reach inside through the sink and remov the plug. WORKS FINE NOW.

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