How do I install a garbage disposal?

Installing a garbage disposal does not require the help of a professional. Follow the steps below to install a new garbage disposal.

  1. Turn off water and electricity.
  2. Remove the drain pipe that connects to your sink.
  3. Install the mounting assembly underneath the sink drain.
  4. Connect the garbage disposal to an adequate power supply. Note: Use a dedicated circuit for your garbage disposal, if possible.
  5. Install discharge tubing to disposal.
  6. Connect the disposal to the mounting assembly, and line up with the drain pipe to connect.
  7. Turn water and power back on, and test the disposal.

It may be necessary to make adjustments to the drain pipe length when installing a garbage disposal. If you feel you need professional help completing your installation, contact a plumber or handyman from your local listings.

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