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You must first turn off the power to the disposal ( it could be a wall switch or a circuit breaker) then disconnect the 1inch pvc 90 from the disposal ( its usually black or grey and it's connected to the trap, you should then grip the disposal and twist it to your left because you are facing it. the disposal will then release from the collar check the rubber gasket for any damage or debris you either spin the the disposal back on useing a hammer to lightly tap the metal ring on the collar tighter, if it still leaks remove again and go to home depot and buy a new collar be sure to put everything back together and turn back on power when complete

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