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Garbage Disposal Installation

Garbage disposal installation can vary slightly depending on the model, but here’s a general guide:

  • Turn Off Power:
    • Ensure the power to the garbage disposal is turned off at the circuit breaker.
  • Disconnect Existing Unit:
    • If replacing an existing disposal, disconnect it from the mounting assembly and disconnect the electrical wires.
  • Remove Old Mounting Assembly:
    •  Take out the old mounting assembly, including the flange and any existing putty or sealant.
  • Install Mounting Assembly:
    •  Install the new mounting assembly by placing the fiber gasket, backup flange, and mounting ring on the sink drain.
  • Tighten Mounting Ring:
    • Tighten the mounting ring using the mounting screws provided, ensuring a secure fit.
  • Connect Disposal Unit:
    • Connect the new disposal unit to the mounting assembly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Connect the discharge tube to the disposal unit.
  • Electrical Connection:
    • Connect the electrical wires according to the disposal unit’s manual.
    • Secure the wires with wire nuts and electrical tape.
  • Run Water:
    • Turn on the water and run it to check for leaks.
  • Test Run:
    •  Turn on the power and run the disposal to ensure it’s working correctly.
  • Final Checks:
    • Check for any leaks around the mounting assembly and connections.
      – Ensure the disposal is securely mounted and doesn’t wobble.

Always refer to the specific installation instructions provided by the manufacturer for your garbage disposal model. If you’re not comfortable with the installation process, consider hiring a professional plumber for assistance.