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    Default Re: food disposer

    If it is not used, it should still be plugged from the factory knockout.
    It it is not still plugged, you should see water everywhere when the disposal is in operation with the water on.
    You could also see or feel inside the port for the solid plug.
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    Put your screw driver in that hole. If you feel it hit something solid just inside the opening, if so, that is the factory knock out Jim mentioned.

    That is for the dishwasher drain hose. If not used, the knockout should still be in place. If not, everyone will know about it like Jim said when they turn on the disposer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Moreira View Post
    Put your screw driver in that hole. If you feel it hit something solid just inside the opening, if so, that is the factory knock out Jim mentioned.
    Do so a little carefully, you don't want to accidentally knock the knock out out.

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    Those unknown holes will get you in trouble.

    I stuck a screwdriver in the disposer opening once to find the knock out had been removed, but it was clogged up with enough texture and paint material that it wouldn't even leak.

    It leaked very well after I poked my screwdriver through it.

    Painters. Gotta love them.


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    Rick,

    So what did you say in your report? Failed under test???


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    Use you pinkie!

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