It can be daunting when you are thinking of replacing you garbage disposer. When it comes to water and electricity people always have trepidation. Sink connections are unfamiliar and may make sink to leak. It is very important for you to learn to replace your garbage disposal since you may learn that is very easy to replace your garbage disposal. Old units should be checked to ensure that they are not jammed hence you should not buy the old units before you check how the units are. The common thing about the disposal units is that they normally jam easily hence you should check the connection of the jammed disposal. You need to consider the following factors when replacing your garbage disposal.
It is important that you turn off your electricity. You should turn off your electricity for you to be sure that the disposal unit is not connected with an electric current. Turning off the electricity will help you when you want to work on your disposal unit. The cover of the disposal unit should be removed. At the base of the disposal unit is where you will find the cover. The wires connecting the disposal unit should be removed by you loosening the screw.
The bolt that covers the disposal is the one that you should remove. There should be removal of the hose for the fitting by loosening the hose clamp. You should the remove the old unit once you have loosen the bolts. You should support the disposal unit from below for you to remove the disposal unit. The disposer should be rotated counterclockwise as the next step. This will be until the unit does fall away. You should remove the remainder of the drain by loosening all the three bolts.
You should apply the putty. Application of the putty should be done when you want to install a new drain. The putty should be rolled on the counter that is 1/2 thick. In time that you have applied the putty on the underside, you should firmly press towards the sink. You should then finish the drain assembly by sliding the cardboard washer while backing it up with the ring. The snapping ring should then be mounted. The drain should be drained by retaining the snap into the drain.
The bolts should be tightened. The bolts can be tightened by use of a screwdriver. You should snug the drain with the sink. This is important when you are looking to install a new drain. For the new disposer to be made flexible, it should be wire. This will help when it comes to upgrading the disposal. You should then finish up by bring the wires into the conductor. Securing of the conductor is what you will manage to get by this process.