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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When Soot is Everywhere – DIY Furnace Cleanup

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Lack of cleaning and regular maintenance can lead to soot buildup in your furnace and furnace break downs, including the expulsion of black soot through the air vent ducts which can cover your home in a black dust.

Sometimes, the expulsion of soot can be due to a faulty exhaust system (flue) or improper venting.  Other times it can be caused by a fuel leak or faulty parts, such as the fuel nozzle/valve in the combustion chamber leaking fuel. It’s best to hire a professional and licensed HVAC technician to inspect and repair the furnace.  However, you can do some basic maintenance and cleanup yourself. Here are the basic guidelines for a DIY furnace cleanup and some repair tips: Continue reading

Long Overdue

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Ladies and Gentlemen!

It has been far too long since we have last posted on our blog!

So what should our first post be about?

How about a photo of our new mascot – Scotty!!!!

Top dog greeting the customers.

Top dog greeting the customers.

To be honest, only his title as mascot is new, Scotty has been our office morale booster, customer shopping companion, and warehouse guard dog!

Scotty

Scotty’s gotta patrol the warehouse!

“The more they over think the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain” – Montgomery “Scotty” Scott (Star Trek)

This notion holds true with today’s appliances, they have become more complex; and therefore, easily succumb to problems. That’s what we’re here for! We are here for you, here to help you!  Because life should be simpler.

This blog is here to provide advice, news, and information for household appliance repair and parts.