Replacing the disposal one morning before work (1st strike), and while hastily doing this I managed to knock out the dishwasher drain plug, but what I did not manage to do was remove the plug from the disposal before I installed it and tested it.

Now, I'm pretty sure it's stuck somewhere I cannot see, although I hear it hitting the lugs every time I turn the disposal on.

Is there anyway to remove it?

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    Remove unit, dismantle as necessary, salvage plug, check blades, rebuild and refit. – Solar Mike May 21 '19 at 13:42
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    can you see or feel it inside the chamber? if it's rattling, you should be able to reach it. if the thing won't budge at all and just hums or blows, you need to use the little wrench thingy to reverse the rotation and back out the obstruction. if it's still moving and the plug is plastic, you can probably just grind it away, using a tray or two of ice cubes as lube. – dandavis May 21 '19 at 18:07
  • If there is a woman or kid in the house, they may be able to reach what you can't. Prove to them the disposal is unplugged or not powered before attempting. (Assuming they have smaller hands than you) – JPhi1618 May 21 '19 at 18:11

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