How to remove a garbage disposal unit

A sink garbage disposal like this, destroys food particles from the sink directly, so you do not have a spoon out and throw them away. The sink drain leads directly to the chopping mechanism that cuts the food into small pieces and pushes them out through the drain pipe. Removing an old unit allows you to replace it with a newer model, or to make repairs to the engine.


• Turn the power to the garbage disposal off at the circuit breaker. Unscrew the cover on the bottom of the base unit. Disconnect the ground wire and pull out the other two connectors.
• Disconnect the dishwasher hose by loosening the screw holding it in place in the garbage disposal. Adjustable pliers help to loosen the connection, then remove the outer hose.
• Loosen the nut holding the discharge tube to the arrangement. Pull the discharge pipe from the arrangement.
Turn the lower part of the elimination unit and also the assembly of the ring in a counterclockwise direction. Pull off the assembly.
• Loosen the three bolts holding the mount in place under the sink. Remove the mounting and rubber seal from underneath the unit. The drain flange will come out with the assembly.

New Plumbing Tips

Heres some quick plumbing tips that you probably don’t already know.  They can save you time and money.


Home Trick # 1:
Sink drain clearing
A single cup of vinegar or salt and one of baking soda should be poured regularly at a rate of one cup for every two liters of boiling water.

Home Trick # 2:
Leaky faucet
If the faucet drips and at that moment you cant repair it, there is a homemade trick that eliminates that sound which sucks, especially at night. A string should be attached from the tap to the drain. In this way you will not hear the annoying noise of the drops, as the water will slide silently along the string.

Home Trick # 3:
Easy to put on and remove faucets
If a faucet needs to be placed, an infallible home trick is to grease the nuts with a little petroleum jelly which makes it easier to screw them together.  We recommend that if you dont know much about plumbing to just call a professional instead.

Home Trick # 4:
Remove and replace the silicone in the bathtub
To avoid problems, the silicone seal of the bathtub must be repaired every year. To do this, the previous sealing with ether or oil must be removed and scraped with a sharp blade until it is completely detached. The area is then scrubbed, allowed to dry and the new layer of silicone replaced.