The removal of garbage disposal flange is one of the jobs that we never like. Either it is because the job is too tricky or the garbage disposal itself is really complicated. In this article, we cover and list how to remove garbage disposal flange easily without any mistaken move that will make your day flooded with waste. So let’s get started!
First off all, Knowing your Garbage disposal Flange
There are three parts which are stopped, hopper, and shredder that connect together to retrieve your food waste. The stopper has a function to allow the food to be processed in the later part.
After that, the hopper will push the food into the shredded in order to get chop the food into smaller pieces. All of this process is connected with electricity.
So after knowing your garbage disposal flange parts, now we move to how to remove garbage disposal flange.
Cut off the power
As we already mentioned above, garbage disposal flange is connected with electricity. Cut off all the power so the garbage disposal flange has no power at all. There is two type of electrical connection in your garbage disposal flange: Hard wired and automatically. If it is automatic, you only need to make sure that the electricity of disposal is entirely cut off. While the hard wired is in another additional step.
In the hard wired connectivity, turn off the circuit breaker to the garbage disposal. Remove the plate and disconnect the exposed wired. Secure the disposal wires by removing the plate covering the junction box and untwist the wire. Set aside the disposal’s wires and twist the wire caps over in the junction box, push the wires back and reattach the junction box plate.
Move the disposal weight first
After you make sure there is no electricity in your disposal flange, the next thing you need to do is move the disposal. As it weight a lot and it will slow down your process of removing garbage disposal flange, it will be better to release the weight first. It will lighten and fasten your works.
Use flat-head screwdriver
Remove garbage disposal flange is sometimes tricky for the first timer. When it comes to tools, you might want to use a flat-head screwdriver because the disposal is located under your sink. The flat-head screwdriver will make sure to remove your disposal flange properly without bending it so it will be able to reused
Be aware of rusty part
As you already cut off the power and begin to remove the garbage disposal flange to drain the pipe. You need to be cautious of rusty part of your garbage disposal. It will be hard to remove it. Do not panic. All you need to do is put some oil in it and lose its part with flat-head screwdriver carefully. At that time, the rusty part will begin to move easily.
Cut off the old putty
After you remove all the parts, all is left is plumber’s putty. Remove it with a flat scraper and you are ready to replace and reuse it again.
So, isn’t is easy to remove garbage disposal flange by your own? Don’t hesitate to try this at your home, guys.