October 29, 2019 0

GC1000 – Replacing Your Whirlpool Garbage Disposal – AP3121407, PS395791

GC1000 – Replacing Your Whirlpool Garbage Disposal – AP3121407, PS395791

Hi, my name is Bill and today I’m going to
be showing you how to replace or install a garbage disposal. The reason why you might have to do this is
because your old garbage disposal is no longer working or because you don’t have one in the
first place and want to put one in. For this repair, we will be using a flathead
screwdriver, a Phillip’s head screwdriver, a putty knife, a hammer, a couple of wirenuts,
and a serrated knife or a hacksaw. You also may need to use some plumbers putty. The first thing we need to do is find the
circuit that goes to the disposal and turn it off. Once we’ve verified that there is no more
electricity going to our unit, we are going to start taking off the old one. So regularly we have a drain line running
from our dishwasher into the disposal that we have to disconnect and we’ve also got the
main pipe from the disposal and out and then we got our electric wire here. So I’m going to start at the top and take
it down. And that’s loose, just pull it right off .And
now we will just get that out of the way. So the last thing I want to do is remove this
part here. You just want to do that by getting the screws
out here. And now that our screws are out we can move
this down and now pull out or just twist it out of there. So for the disposal unit here, this is kinda
a better shot since you won’t be able to see it under the sink. We’ve got here is the blocking mechanism so
to get this off from the flange up top, you’re going to want to twist the metal piece right
here and that’ll come off. And then you’ll be able to remove your disposal. When you’re putting it back on, same thing,
you’re gonna line up this little knob right here, put it on the pole and then turn it
and you want to turn it as much as you can and when you got it locked into place you’re
good to go. And now you’re going to want to twist the
old disposal off. If you’re having a hard time like I was you
can just start by pounding it a little bit with a hammer. But, once you got it loose, it’ll come right
off. So now that you’ve got that done, take this
screw out to take off this panel here. Now I’m gonna pull these out. So you can see right here where these are
connected and how there is a wire on some of it so we just got to unscrew this wire
nut on both of these and you’re gonna untwist the rotors, separate
them, these ones are going to our disposal, and these ones are going to our outlet. So we can get these out now. The next thing we are going to do is loosen
up the screw here. I think that’s loose enough, and just pull
it out.Take these ones here, they are a bit rigid, and we’ll have to try and bend them
until they’re straight. And now we can get rid of our old disposal. Now, let’s take the sink flange out. To do that, we need to loosen the screws. Now that this is nice and loose, you can,
kind of just, twist that and get that old seal out of there and twist it until it’s
all kinda loosened up. This top piece here, I’m just gonna pull down
on it. If you can’t twist it because there’s some
putty and stuff from the old one, hold it in place with a couple twists so we can get
that old stuff out of it. And now I’ve got a retaining ring and I’m
just using a flathead screwdriver and I’m gonna pry that off and I’m gonna hold on to
this stuff so it doesn;t fall down onto me. And now, you should be able to push up the
old sink flange. And the next thing I want to do is I’m just
gonna use a wet paper towel and just get the rest of this old plumber’s putty out of here. Clean it all of so I can make room for the
new stuff. Do the best you can to get it all off, you
want to make sure we got a nice, watertight seal. Now I’m just going to use a dry paper towel
and make sure you dry our sink out right where we’re going to be putting our new flange and
putty. So this is the disposal we’re going to be
using. It’s a Whirlpool GC1000 and it comes with
the disposal unit itself, it comes with a flange that connects the sink to the disposal, best food waste disposer machine
got a stopper here. As well as a couple of accessories such as,
an extra tube, and parts that are going to connect your disposal into your drainpipe. Then this metal piece comes off . Now we’re
gonna unscrew the plastic piece here. Set that off to the side. Now, we’ve got a couple of gaskets. This gasket is going to come up underneath. I’ll show you that and then this rubber gasket
if you look at the instructions, says for stainless steel sinks. We don’t have a stainless steel sink here,
so that’s why we’re using plumber’s putty but, if you do have a stainless steel sink,
instead of using the plumber’s putty, you would use this rubber gasket as it says in
the instructions. So, now we’re going to put the flange in. When you do that, you can set it down and
then just push down to get a nice seal on there. And before we cut this putty, so we’re not
doing it twice, we’re just going to go underneath and put our other gaskets and flanges on,
tighten it up, and that’ll expose some more of the putty when it gets tighter, and we’ll
cut all that off. From the bottom here, you can see some of
the putty came out through here as well. We’ll remove that excess putty real quick
or you can kind of just push it up in there. Either way is fine, we’ll just have to get
it out of there the way of out threads. So now, we’re going to put on our first gasket
here. Now we’ll go all the way up to the top. Putty helps it stick to the top there and
now, you got this flange here, and the way that you can tell which way it’s supposed
to go, there’s an arrow facing up on it, so you can make sure that’s pointing up, and
we can screw that on. We’ll see that on nice and tight and once
you can’t screw it on anymore, you can take a look at the top and see all the extra putty
that squished out and then we’ll clean that up. So, you can see here that we’ve got a nice
tight seal and not we and now squish down some more putty. So, this is actually pretty easy, I could
do this by hand. Just get all that extra putty out, and what
you can do is you can kind of squish it all together and use it to get anything else that
you might have missed, or if you’re hard like with this stuff right here, you get the putty
knife, or another tool with a blade, and just scrape the rest out. Now, we’re putting this back up here and you’re
going to want to make sure you put it on the right way. You’ll know it’s the right way because the
bottom here has this part that will connect to your disposal. So, you’re just pulling it right up in there. And, we’ll get our rubber gasket, you;re going
to make sure you put it on the same way you took it off. This piece faces up, with the widest part
at the bottom, might be a little bit difficult. You just have to kind of work it around as
best as you can, but it’ll snap into place just like that and now you got everything
ready to put the disposal on. So, now what I’m going to do, I’m going to
pull this old pipe here and you can take a look at it. If the pipe is good enough, you can keep it
in. That way, it will save you a little bit of
work, not having to cut a new one but, we’ll get that off. So, you got that old piece right there, I
don’t really want to use that on our brand new disposal. With this piece, all we really have to do
is wash it off, like I said again though, you can use this also as a template to cut
your new one, so if this is pretty worn out or pretty beat-up, you can grab your new one,
measure it with that, draw a line or something, and then cut it where you need to. Now, we need to cut our pipe to length. SO, what we’re going to do is we’re just going
to kind of compare both of these here, and this on is about right there. I’m going to do a little bit more, though,
just because we can always cut off again if we need to. So, we’ll cut it off right here. Now, it’s best to have the proper tools when
you do something like this. I’ve got a serrated knife, instead of say,
a hacksaw, because not everyone has a hacksaw at home. Most people have these serrated knives, though
it’s going to dull your knife. I’m not going to lie, you’re probably not
going to be able to use your knife anymore, but, it works in a pinch. So, we’ll just cut around the pipe here and
try and do your best to cut a straight line all the way around. Notice, I’m also wearing my gloves, especially
doing something like this, wanting to make sure you stay safe. Now, can’t really tell but, I’m through on
this side, so I’m going to continue cutting around. Alright, and, now let’s break it off. It’s a little rough around the edges. definitely not my best work, but it’ll do. Now, before we climb under the sink again,
what I want to do with our new disposal, so I’m going to get rid of this orange sticker
here. Now, what this is is it;s for the dishwasher
drainage, so if you don’t have a dishwasher drainage already hooked up, you don’t need
to worry about this part. However, for our example, we do have a dishwasher
hook up. So, we need to take this sticker off and then
what we need to do is get a screwdriver or something else, just poke in there, and just
kind of give it a couple taps and there’s a piece of plastic, it’s a plastic plug that
you’re gonna have to try and knock out so it you can’t, the other thing is that if you
can’t knock it out, if it’s really in there, you get a hammer, and tap on the end of that
screwdriver. There we go. So, here;s the plastic plug we knocked out. It’s in a few pieces so I’m just going to
make sure I clean out the disposal, get the rest of those little chunks out. Unscrew the bottom panel of your disposal. I’ll be pulling out the wire through the round
hole here and we’re going to connect the white wires together and once the wires are connected
we’ll use a wire nut to secure them now. We’ll do the same thing with the black wires. We’re going to twist the wires together and
once they’re twisted together, use a wire nut to secure them. And, push the wires in one at a time so they
fit through the hole, there we go. Now, we can put the plate back on and screw
it back on. So now, what you want to do is make sure this
bowl is facing the right way. So you got your connections here near the
pipes, then you can bring it up and line up these other little pieces here that connect
onto the sink, and once you’ve got that lined up just twist it into place and then address
that as needed, like so. Now, what we’re going to do is we’re going
to put our ribber gasket on first, out that all the way up. It goes around the corner and there. Now, put this metal piece on and we can put
the pipe into the other pipe there. Now, we just have to attach the pipe in here. So, we just have to adjust it a little bit. Put this piece into place. I’m just going to screw this nice and tight
into place so we don’t get any leaks. There we go. And now, we can connect the dishwasher. So, line up the hose right there and plant
forward into place and tighten it down. Now, you can go back to your circuit breaker
and turn it back on. Now, we can put the splash guard in and we’ll
just make sure that goes in there, that it’s nice and tight. You just push it down and around the edges
until it get adjusted to the bottom and then you got this part, as well. So, you put the stopper in there whenever
you want to plug up your sink. We’ll just leave it out for now. We’re going to run some water, just to test
it, make sure there’s no leaks. And, we’ll turn it on, make sure everything
is working properly. So, it sounded like we don’t have any problems
and you repair is complete. If you need to replace any parts for your
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