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Old 03-03-2013, 10:41 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, 01:52 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, 01:49 AM   #18
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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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