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I am attempting to install a dishwasher drain line to a kitchenaid disposal under my sink. The disposal is a Kadette 250 1/2 hp. There is some kind of block or plug stoping the water from entering the disposal. How do I unblock it.

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Remove the hose from the disposal, take a hammer and long screw driver, put it in the hole where the hose attaches and knock the plug out. Turn power off to the disposer and pull the plug out of the disposer. Hope this helps.

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