How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

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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

  1. Safety First: Unplug the unit from the wall or from its power source-you should also flip the breaker for the area
  2. Loosen the hose clamp to the dishwasher discharge hose then release the hose from the disposal unit
  3. 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
  4. 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

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