I was very disappointed and, after 4 nights of trying and retrying, finally just called a plumber. After watching this video, I decided I could replace my garbage disposer myself. Also, if possible avoid placing your hands directly near the blades at the disposal. The small hose is the line where your dishwasher drains out its water into the disposal, while the larger pipe is where the disposal drains out its contents into the sewer. Each basket strainer will have installation instructions, so follow the directions of your strainers. If it did, then that would mean that I have at least, helping you save money from paying the service of a plumber, aside from that I have also helped you learn how to fix it on your own.
If you have a leak at the uppermost area of your garbage disposal, the source is likely your garbage disposal flange. If this is occurring in your garbage disposal, it cannot be repaired and you must replace the entire unit. Once you've achieved a good fit, hand-tighten the tail piece to the sink drain. I am going to put a plastic nut and connectors on here. What is left is the mounting assembly. I used towels and a fan to dry the area and confirmed from the basement below that all the water was taken care of.
If you have questions about this or any other home improvement project, be sure to read our list of Frequently Asked Questions for this video. Holding the disposal in place, turn the lower mounting ring until all three tabs are locked into the mounting assembly. Gasket leaks can have several causes: ageing gaskets can develop leaks; long periods of disuse can dry the gasket and cause it to leak; if your garbage disposal was removed and then replaced, the gasket may have been improperly sealed; if the gasket is not locked evenly on all three sides, it will leak. The job is moderately easy. Twist the disposal by hand lining up the drain pipe connections.
To fix this issue, simply replace the cracked section of the hose or tighten the clamp. Loosen the green ground screw and remove wire connectors. And now we are going to finish up this garbage disposal installation by turning the electricity back on, testing that the motor is running and we have it wired properly, and that we don't any leaks in our waste system. Step 4 — Replace the Pipes To replace damaged pipes, use a wrench to loosen the rings that are holding the pipes together. Remove the excess putty from the top of the sink. The pipe for the disposal is connected on one side with a metal ring and two screws and the other with a compression nut. I read somewhere that they used a car jack to hold the disposal when taking it off and putting it on.
Your electrical supply wires should include a black or hot wire, a white or neutral wire and either a green or a bare wire, which is the ground wire. Step 2: Install New Mounting Hardware If you can use the old mounting nut with your new disposal, you can skip this step. The plumbers putty will squeeze out around the edges of the flange and should be removed with your fingers. This project requires some moderate do-it-yourself skills and some basic knowledge of electrical wiring. To replace the defective pipes in your garbage disposal system, here is what you should do.
When the lining develops cracks, water will begin to appear at its seams. The continuous waste pipe should have a mid downward slope from the trap to the drain. This time I'll leave it just hand tight just a little bit loose for now and we'll comeback and snug it up in a minute. Then firmly tighten the three mounting screws against the backup flange, being careful to tighten them evenly. As you can see we had to go get another end piece from hardware store and brought on to this hose.
If you are connecting the disposal to a dishwasher, it may be connected through an air gap. This will be the easiest part of your task, and it can be performed in only five ways. If the pipes are struck hard enough, they can shift and sit improperly, causing retaining bolts to loosen and seals to be shifted into awkward positions. Lightly connect the drain the pipe, and then use the wrench and turn the drain collar clockwise using the disposal wrench. Again, be sure the power to the unit has been turned off at the electrical supply panel.
Repeat the procedure until there is no more debris left inside the pipe. If your garbage disposal system is directly connected to your sink, turn off the water supply to your sink before you attempt to inspect the pipes. Turn power back on, and check the disposal for any problems. You can or continue to follow these instructions for installing a basket strainer. Tighten the mounting nut until it is firm. The basket strainer is connected to the drain with a flanged tailpiece.
You may have to twist your drain assembly slightly to remove the pipe. The pipe will likely need to be cut to size. Some garbage disposals are plugged in to an outlet under the sink. Push it up and secure it with the snap ring. Once the plate has been removed, pull out the wire nuts and grounding screw, which should allow you to remove the power cable from the unit. If necessary, trim with a fine-tooth hacksaw.