I had to finish up the grinding. Debone the blade. And cubed, rinsed well to remove any bone dust or slivers. Cut the hard fat and membrane off. Did a med grind then a fine. So you cant grab the plate from the tube? Dont stick nothing in there. Unscrew the plate ring and with your fingers out of the way, Just TAP or foot switch. (nice leg huh...LOL) Your auger will just barely push the plate out. Now unplug and remove plate, blade and auger. Got the grind all weighed, marked and bagged.