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Old 02-28-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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I had a plumbing issue in my dishwasher. I repaired it just fine, but a screw slipped down inside. While chasing it, my fingers must have pushed it on through. I disassembled everything down to a black rotor-looking thing that free-spun when I tried to unscrew its bolt. I never found the screw, and I think I hear it knocking around inside when the dishwasher is draining.

I've run it a couple of times now, and it drains just fine. Should I be concerned about that <1" screw eventually doing serious damage, or will it work itself free and fall into my disposal someday?

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I guess theres no way of tellin if you can't see it. I'd probably unhook the hoses and try a shop vac to see if i could get it that way. Have you checked the p-trap or the disposal to see if it possibly made it that far? Maybe a magnet on a wire might get it out if it's not stainless.

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I've checked the disposal and p-trap constantly, but no luck so far. It is a stainless screw, but I tried a small magnet anyway.
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I think i'd try the shop-vac thing with the hoses loose. It may not ever cause a problem for you, but it would for me. My luck runs that way
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