How do I get a dish cloth out of my garbage disposal?
Asked Jul 3, 2010, 11:54 AM
I just turned on my garbage disposal and heard a "click" and realized that a dishcloth had slipped down the drain. Only the corner of it is wedged in there, but it is stuck fast- definitely can't be untangled or pulled out. It's a holiday weekend and I don't want to have to call (or pay for) a plumber. Is there a way I can take it apart myself and get the cloth out? It seems like if I could just take the unit off, I could get it untangled pretty easily. However, I don't want to do more damage, either. Do I need to turn the power off to do this? Which part do I need to take off? If I remove it, is a bunch of water and gunk going to rain down on me?