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How to replace gasket on garbage disposal
First unplug the disposal from the electrical outlet. Do not just shut the switch to the off position.
You will need to drain the water sitting in the trap so place a container under the trap to catch the water.
Loosen the collar on the disposal ( use a small hammer and screwdriver)
Remove the old gasket on the top of the disposal and replace with the new gasket.
Place a little plumber's silicon on the gasket and reinstall the disposal. ( it might be a little difficult due to the new gasket)
Check for leaks and then plug the disposal back into the outlet
on Sep 23, 2014
Garbage disposer is leakin
disposal unit may need tightening into the sink. May have come loose from vibration. OR the disposal has gone bad and old and needs replacement.
on Sep 01, 2014
Water does not drain from sink unless disposal is turned on and running. what could it be?
It would appear there is a blockage (a clog) in the disposal. You might try "FIRST" unplugging the disposal from under the sink. Put a piece of masking tape over the switch to secure it in the "OFF" position. Then remove the black rubber strainer from sink leading down into the disposal. (just pull it out by hand) Clean out all debris by hand. Put the removed debris in the trash can. Run hot water down into the disposal assuring it to drain properly. Do not put items into the disposal which cannot be ground up easily such as potato peelings and meat products.
on Jul 19, 2014
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