When you are thinking of replacing your garbage disposer, it can be very daunting process. People always have a trepidation when it comes to water and electricity. Sink connections are unfamiliar and may make sink to leak. You should learn how garbage disposal are since it is very easy to replace you garbage disposal. You should check you old unit when you want to replace your garbage disposal unit before buying the unit. You should check the connection of the disposal unit if it working well since jammed disposals are very common. The following factors should be considered when you want to replace your jammed disposal unit.
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. You will find the cover at the base of the disposal unit. The wires connecting the disposal unit should be removed by you loosening the screw.
You should loosen the bolts that cover the disposal. 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. From below the disposal unit should be removed hence you need to have the ability to remove it. You should rotate the disposer counterclockwise, this is the next step. Until the unit falls away. The remainder should be removed by you until all the three bolts fall off.
There should be application of 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. You should firmly press towards the sink hole when you stick the putty at the underside. The ring should be backed up when finishing the drain by sliding the cardboard washer. There should be mounting of the snapping ring. The drain should be drained by retaining the snap into the drain.
There should be tightening of the bolts. By using the screwdriver, the bolts should be tightened. The sink should snug the drain. This is important when you are looking to install a new drain. You should perform wiring of the new disposer to make it flexible. When it comes to upgrading the disposal, this will help. You should bring wires into the conductor, this should be the last step when you are finishing to install the disposer. This will help to secure the conductor.