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I dropped a screw into the lower basket and it dropped below the screen. How do I get it out?

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Items that fall into the sump need to be removed ASAP here's how you do it. First shut off the electricity and the water. Open the front door and remove both the racks. Next you need to remove the wash pipe that goes from the sump up the back of the unit and over the top to the top wash arm. To do this simply apply pressure forward and unsnap the plastic pipe from the holders, next pull upwards to take the lower end of the rectangular pipe out of the sump, put this aside. Now you will see many screws that hold down the screen, remove these, they are about 2 inches or so long. Pull up on the sump cover and you will see the white/yellow nylon wash pump wheel. (note that the black seal will most likely stretch out and not fit back into the channel that it came out of, you can either buy a replacement seal or do what i did and cut the excess and re-attach it using hi-temp permatex gasket sealant this worked for me for over three years) remove the plastic wash pump wheel by turning the bolt counter clockwise (it is a left hand thread). it will pull up and out. Next remove the bottom grey plastic (this is were the seal sits) just gently pull it up. you will now see the bottom of the sump along with the cutting blade. You will also see any debris that is stuck in there. Remove all the debris, glass, straws etc. Use a wetvac as this might be the safest, I prefer to dig the stuff out by hand to see what actually caused the pump to make so much noise. After this re-assemble and remember to pre-rinse your dishes the next time before putting them into the dishwasher, mashed potatos will gum up the sump and drain valve like you have never seen. Be sure to clean all the parts well before re-assembly and then you will have a brand new machine!

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Take a look at the bottom of page 62. It has instructions for cleaning your bobbin basket (it holds the bobbin case), as well as how to get the case back in. There is a projection on your case on the lower right; that projection MUST rest against what is called (and pictured there in the bottom drawing) the cushion spring. The top of the bobbin case that goes under the needle is the only flat part. When putting in the bobbin case (mine are very similar), I have found it helpful to insert it slightly counterclockwise of the spring, making sure the case is flat in the basket, then twist it counter clockwise so that the projection is against that spring. While your case is out, be sure to CLEAN that area thoroughly with a q-tip (I put a drop of sewing machine oil on the two ends of the swab to help pick up lint), taking care to get under the lip of the bobbin basket, where a lot of lint can accumulate, and then put ONLY one drop of sewing machine oil in the hook race and the center where it is indicated in the manual. After you have replaced the bobbin case but before you have put a bobbin in it, turn your hand wheel TOWARDS YOU (ALWAYS towards you, for anything) several times to distribute the drop of oil. The race is between the outside of the basket, and the metal hook surrounding the basket, and the indicated place is the only place (with the needle all the way up) where you can get a drop between them. It's also possible that lint or other debris--like pieces of threads--are preventing the case from seating correctly.

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If you drop disposal loose from the sink, you can get spoons and other stuff out.
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When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same brand disposal.
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If this is your home, you want new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
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Put finger-size roll of plumbers putty around sink opening, and then push new strainer basket into plumbers putty.
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