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Just connected a new garbage disposal up, and dishwasher won't drain anymore

We just connected a new garbage disposal under the sink, and ran the hose from the dishwasher to the disposal, etc... The dishwasher runs, but sounds like it's struggling at points, but it will continue normally if I unlock it and lock it again. When it's finished, it's filled with water and the glasses, dishes, etc. are all cloudy. Does this ring a bell with anyone who's had this issue before? Is there something we need to do to get it to drain properly? Thanks!

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The disposal has a knock out plug at the point where you connect the dishwasher hose. This is case someone doesnt have a dishwasher. It can be knocked out pretty easily with a hammer and screwdriver. Make sure that the power is disconnected because you will have to remove the plug by hand. Hope this helps!

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It sounds like you have connected your dishwasher to a garbage disposal.

  1. The 2 hoses provided with your dishwasher connect together.
  2. You run the drain hose through a hole in the bottom/back of your cabinet, then up to the top of the cabinet, then connect it to the drain on the garbage disposal. (The reason that you run your drain up to the top of the cabinet is: This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher.)
  3. Be sure to knock the plug out of the drain of the garbage disposal. A garbage disposal is designed to work with or without a dishwasher. The plug is in the center of the drain. The best way to knock this plug out is to pull the garbage disposal, and with a flat screwdriver, knock the plug out.
  4. Then remove the plug from the disposal. Reinstall the disposal.
  5. Install the drain hose. The drain hose will connect right up to the disposal using the clamp provided with the dishwasher.
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