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There are a lot of advantages to installing a garbage disposal in your kitchen. Here are just a few of them.

1. It saves time
First off, it saves time. There's nothing more annoying than having to scrape off the little bits of leftovers of every single dish one by one before you wash them. With a garbage disposal unit, you don't have to.

2. Less wastage
As your unit will break up the leftovers into tiny pieces, there is less wastage to worry about and your trash can will stay empty for longer.

3. More hygienic
By breaking up your garbage so it passes through your plumbing, little bits of food won't get stuck in your pipes. This is more hygienic and will help you to avoid nasty odors

4. Better for your plumbing
Obviously, this is the main benefits. The best garbage disposal units will ensure you have no more blockages! Click here for more information.

5. Save money
Even though you have to pay for the unit itself, you'll save money on food bags, the costs of which add up over years of use.

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SOURCE: How to knock out garbage disposal plug

Turn off the power source to the garbage disposal. Take the drain hose from the dishwasher off the connector going to the disposal (if connected). Insert a flat blade screwdriver in the drain hose fitting and tap a few times with a hammer. The plastic plug will pop off inside the garbage disposal. Reach inside from the top of the disposal to retrieve the plastic plug. Sometimes you have to use a little force to tap the plug out. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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SOURCE: garbage disposal leak

Don to install a new one.
don't think it is a DYI and by the time you call for service it would be cheaper and use your DIY.
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SOURCE: I have a small leak coming from the bottom of my garbage disposal

replace unit...period

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Removing dishwasher drain plug on a new garbage disposal.

The plug is thin plastic. Use a flat blade screw driver and a hammer to knock it out. I know this sounds primitive but this is how it is done. I have been a plumber for thirty years.

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SOURCE: Resetting Garbage Disposal

should have came with a alen key use it. to loosen the blades that are stuck on the bottom of the gaburator theree should be a hole in the middle. Just fine a alen key that fits in the hole and turn it around and then turn it on should solve your problem

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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