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How do I remove my badger 5 insinkerator

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How do I remove my badger 5 insinkerator?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Plumber Matthew replied 5 years ago.
First confirm that the electricity is shut off to the disposal, it is also a good idea to shut off the water to the sink so know one uses it while the disposal is disconnected.

Carefully loosen the nuts on the continuous waste/p-trap and remove the drain. Be prepared for some water to come out.

Directly on top of the disposal is the quick release mounting flange. This is a round metal ring with what looks like three little tubes attached. Take a screwdriver in one of those tubes for leverage and twist counter clockwise. You may need to use a tapping force to start the ring turning.

The entire disposal will drop free, be careful as it may be heavy.

Here is a video that may also help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJPDso6PTs4

If you need any more info on this topic please let me know. Thanks!
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thank you very much for answering my question so quickly. I told my wife I would fix the food disposal tonight and when I couldnt figure out how to remove it, I started to get angry.

 

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