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. You should learn how garbage disposal are since it is very easy to replace you garbage disposal. When you intend to buy a disposal unit, it is important that you check your old unit to ensure that it is not jammed. The common thing about the disposal units is that they normally jam easily hence you should check the connection of the jammed disposal. When you are replacing your garbage disposal unit, you should consider the following factors.
It is important that you turn off your electricity. Your electricity should be turned off to ensure that your disposal unit is not connected with an electric current. It is very beneficial that you turn off your electricity 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. You should loosen the screw and remove the wires connecting to the disposal unit.
You should loosen the bolts that cover the disposal. By loosening the hose clamp, the hose should be removed from the fitting. You should the remove the old unit once you have loosen the bolts. For you to remove the disposal unti you should have the ability to remove the disposal unit from below. The disposer should be rotated counterclockwise as the next step. This will be until the unit does fall away. To loosen all the three bolts, you should remove the remainder.
There should be application of the putty. Application of the putty should be done when you want to install a new drain. On the counter that is 1/2 thick, you should roll the putty. You should stick the putty at the underside of the drain and firmly press towards the sink hole. 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.
You should tighten the bolts. The bolts can be tightened by use of a screwdriver. The drain should be snug with the sink. When you are looking to install a new drain this is important. You should wire the new disposer to make it flexible to conduct electricity. This will help when it comes to upgrading the disposal. When it comes to installing the dispoer,you should bring the wires into the conductor. Securing of the conductor is what you will manage to get by this process.