The garbage disposal had this horrible crash and clap grind. The noise was caused by a loose impeller blade, which is a difficult repair. It turned out to be much more cost effective to replace the garbage disposal unit entirely.
Removing the Old Garbage Disposal
- Safety First: Unplug the unit from the wall or from its power source-you should also flip the breaker for the area
- Loosen the hose clamp to the dishwasher discharge hose then release the hose from the disposal unit
- Luckily our unit utilized a mounting ring rather than plastic threaded bolts or hose clamps. So all we had to do was support the unit from underneath and turn it until it came away
- Remove the flange and scrape off the old gasket and/or putty ring. Be careful to not gouge or scratch the metal of sink
Installing the New Garbage Disposal