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Old 03-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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By golly--I bet he has that disposer out by now----the project was started in 2007.

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #17
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You're right! I gave up and called a plumber.

Fast forward six years to April 2013. Racing around one afternoon packing for a trip I was leaving for early the next morning. Discovered a bunch of water under the kitchen sink. You guessed it, leaking garbage disposer. Didn't have the time nor the desire to mess with it so I called the plumber again. Maybe I'll use all of these good ideas to replace the next one!
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:49 AM   #18
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My Solution - Screw Clamp


Same problems with the little tool they provide - you don't have a lot of leverage and the whole assembly wants to rotate. I used a screw clamp positioned between one of the 3 tool holes and one of the three flanges with the screws (not the screws themselves). That provided enough force. You need something with jaws that open 5 inches. I used a bar clamp, a C-clamp would probably work also.

Tip - if your disposer is making a lot of noise, check for leaks.
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I just had this problem. I fiddled with it for a bit and was looking at the new one and thinking of ideas but then I went to the PC to see what other people did. The guy mentioning drilling the tabs, I thought that was a good idea, I was thinking about messing with the tabs as it is only being held by those three. I ended up prying it off with a screwdriver! LOL. Talk about elbow grease. It was hard enough to get leverage but you only need to pop two of the tabs off. Remember to use a thick screwdriver, LOL. Then that damn ring that holds the rest in the sink flange. Used two vice grip wrenches to bend the flange in opposite ways. Gave me enough room with a flat head screwdriver to pop it off. What a work out!
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:58 PM   #20
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Re: Removing rusty garbage disposer


Hi, am having a problem getting the rusted on ring clamp off the sink flange so that I can replace the flange and the all with the new garbage disposal. Have tried WD4, and other rust remover compounds, am about ready to use a reciprocating saw and just cut straight across the bottom of the flange above the ring. Any other ideas that might make it easier to remove???
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:48 PM   #21
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Re: Removing rusty garbage disposer


Have you tried PB Blaster? I think I would use a dremel with a fiber reinforced cut off wheel, or at most a right angle grinder with a thin metal cut off blade. I would think that it would give if you spary it with Kroil, or PB Blaster and let it set. Most people do not let it set anywhere near long enough. I assume you have a gigundo pair of channel locks? I bought a pair 40 years ago, and I use them continually for a whole lot of stuff, including oil filters that an ******* put in too tight. Try to get a strainer with the thumb screws, and put anti seize on the threads on the refit.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:07 AM   #22
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Re: Removing rusty garbage disposer


I was able, with the help of my daughter, to use the reciprocating saw with a metal blade to cut across the flange above the ring and hanger, then lifted out the flange and voila an hour later new disposal was in....thanks for all the suggestions this site is awesome.

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