Garbage Disposal Install

Garbage Disposal install under the kitchen sink

Professional Garbage Disposal Install in Everett, WA

Proudly Serving Snohomish and King Counties

Baikal Services® provides professional garbage disposal install in Snohomish and King counties. Is your old garbage disposal beginning to have more problems? Does your garbage disposal make a humming noise and does not seem to operate properly? It is probably a time to install a new garbage disposal. If you are looking to install new garbage disposal yourself, Baikal Services provides DIY step by step on how to do it. Remember, for someone who has never done this before it can be an all-day project. Also, if you don’t do it correctly, you may end up creating a much larger plumbing problem for yourself. It is always better to hire a licensed plumber for this job to get it done quickly and professionally – 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Baikal Services® is only a call away. Reach out to us at (206) 799-3035, or fill out our online schedule a quote form and we will be there at no time to take care of any plumbing problems for you.

How To Install a New Garbage Disposal

DIY Step by Step on How To Install Garbage Disposal

Do it at your own risk. These instructions are for educational purposes only. Baikal Services® is not responsible for any personal or property damages that may occur during DIY installation.

Garbage disposals are one of those things people tend to take for granted until suddenly it brakes or wears out. Fortunately, in most cases, replacing old garbage disposal is a pretty straightforward process. Besides the new disposal the tools and supplies, you are likely to need are medium size work light, pipe wrench, Phillips and stud screwdrivers, a plumber’s snake, a hammer, plumber’s putty, a plastic putty knife, and an empty bucket. If you have a dishwasher, you may also need a dishwasher connector kit.

Before you begin, review the safety and installation instructions that came with your new disposal. As you unpack the new disposal, be sure to remove any parts that may have been packed inside the unit. You may want to take a picture of the way your old disposal is hocked up just in case you want to refer to it later.

Set up your work light and place some old towels in front the sink to make that hard floor a little easier on your knees. If your disposal is hard-wired into your home electrical system, turn off the power at the electrical box and use the circuit tester to verify that you have turned off the correct circuit. If the disposal has a power cord, just unplug it. Now you ready to remove the old unit.

If you have a dishwasher remove the clamp that attaches the dishwasher hose to the discharge inlet and detach the hose. Place a bucket underneath before removing the hose just in case there is any water inside. Next, use a pipe wrench to disconnect the drain line from the disposal’s discharge too. Now you can remove the disposal from the mounting assembly. Garbage disposals rather heavy so, place something underneath the unit to keep it from falling as you remove it. If the garbage disposal is hardwired, turn it on its side and then open the cover plate to disconnect the wires.

Before installing a new garbage disposal, it is a good idea to clean out the drain line with the plumber’s snake to clear away any debris that may be in there. If the new garbage disposal the same brand as the old one, you may be able to attach it to existing mounting assembly. Provide that the new garbage disposal attaches the same way as the old one did, the existing assembly is in good condition, and the seal is still tight. If the attachment method is different if you have any doubts about mounting assembly you want to go ahead and replace it.

To remove the old mounting assembly loosen any mounting screws then push up on the mounting ring. Underneath, you probably find a flexible rubber ring that you can pry off with a slotted screwdriver. Remove the mounting ring along with the other support rings and gaskets. Pull the sink flange up through the sink and carefully scrape off the old plumber’s putty. It is better to use the plastic putty knife than the metal one for this because plastic will be less likely to scratch the sink. Then, thoroughly clean and dry the area to prepare it for installation of the new mounting assembly.

The basic steps in mounting assembly installation are usually to apply a half inch diameter robe of the plumber’s putty to the underside of the sink flange. Insert the flange into the sink opening and press down very firmly.

Some new garbage disposals come with the special gasket to use instead of putty on stainless still sinks. Be careful to avoid rotating the flange after you seated because that could compromise the seal. You can place something heavy such as the disposal itself inside the sink to keep the flange from shifting around on you as you pull on the gaskets and support rings.

Follow the order specified in the manufacturer’s instructions. If you have a dishwasher, you need to remove the plug inside the discharge inlet before attaching the new garbage disposal to the mounting assembly. Once you remove the plug, take it out of the garbage disposal and throw it away. If you don’t have a dishwasher, do not remove this plug or you will end up with very unpleasant mess under your kitchen sink.

Next, remove the garbage disposal cover plate and make the electrical connections according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then replace the cover plate. You are finally ready to attach the new garbage disposal to the mounting assembly.

Many garbage disposal models twists and locks to the mounting ring. Follow the instructions for connecting the waste elbow to the garbage disposal. Attaching the waste elbow to the drain line is usually just a matter of using a pipe wrench to tighten a slip on a p-trap. For connecting it to the dishwasher, you will need to connect the dishwasher hose to the discharge inlet. If the hose and the inlet are different sizes and the hose doesn’t fit securely with the hose clamp attach the hose using dishwasher connector kit. Follow the package directions.

Once you have all of the connections made, clean away the excess plumber’s putty from the sink flange and install the baffle. At this point of the installation, it is a good idea to put your empty bucket underneath the garbage disposal. Turn on the water and check down below for any leaks. Once you verified that everything is nice and dry, turn off the water, then turn on the power or plug in the power cord. Now you are ready to turn on the water again and give your new garbage disposal a try. While disposal is running, check underneath the sink just one more time to make sure there are no leaks.

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