A garbage disposal dishwasher drain is rather simple to plug, and the process takes only a couple of minutes. However, there isn’t a lot of information available about it on the internet. Not to worry, everything will be OK. We’ll take you step by step through the process in this post.
The dishwasher drain pipe is usually linked to the garbage disposal in the majority of kitchen configurations. You will, however, be left with a hole on the top side of the trash disposal once you have disconnected and removed the dishwasher. At this point, you will have no clue what to do with the hole.
Even while it may appear that leaving the hole open is insignificant at first, leaving it open causes all of the water supply to drain out via that hole, rather than through the correct route as it should. As a result, it is preferable to fill the hole as quickly as feasible.
To plug a garbage disposal or dishwasher drain, you’ll need the right tools and materials.
1) Rubber cover 2) hammer, and 3) bucket.
How To Plug a Garbage Disposal Dishwasher Drain
First, set a bucket next to the trash disposal dishwasher drain hole and let the leftover water to drain into the bucket.
Second, Remove the dishwasher drain line from the dishwasher.
A rubber cover, which is readily accessible at any hardware shop and costs around $1, is required in order to block a trash disposal dishwasher drain hole in the first step. It is possible to purchase different-sized rubber caps; the sizes range between 3/4 inch and half inch. Simply measure the size of the drain hole and order the rubber cover that corresponds to that measurement.
Third – All that is left is for you to do is insert one of the rubber covers into the drain hole. To secure the drain hole opening, press it with your thumb and push it into the drain hole from the inside. In the event that you are concerned that it has not been correctly fitted, you might give it a little tap with a hammer.
Take care not to press it too forcefully into the trash disposal, since this will make it more difficult to remove when you decide to reinstall the dishwasher.
And with that, we’re done.