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installation is a challenge,
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Just finished installing it tonight. I have installed my fair share of disposals over the years, and this installation was by far one of the most troublesome.
Very important: make sure the locking ring at the bottom of the sink flange can slide over the rubber gasket. I had the gasket too high on the sink flange and spent 2 hours trying to push the disposer high enough to lock in place with the locking ring, and of course it didn't work--very, very frustrating!! The fix was to pull the rubber gasket lower, which allowed the locking ring to twist freely over the gasket. Had to do all this while on the floor under the sink, so it wasn't much fun.
As for the electrical connection, this is a replacement disposal, and the old disposal was direct wired. So I decided to remove the included 3-prong cord and direct wire this disposal to the switched wire rather than install a receptacle under the sink. It wasn't overly difficult, but in the end, it would have been less work to just install a receptacle under the sink. If you have this decision, add the receptacle and just use the attached 3-prong cord.
Looking forward to getting good use from this top rated consumer reports disposal, just wish it had been a little easier to install. Good luck.
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Initial post: Sep 23, 2010 5:07:42 PM PDT
Sarah England says:
Thanks so much for the tip on the rubber gasket. I wasted about 30 minutes on it when it was too high.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 1:22:11 PM PDT
S. Saturno says:
I'm with Sarah on this! Thank you SO much for the tip. My husband was getting very frustrated, and so I asked to take a look. I knew something wasn't right, but wasn't sure what. Decided to hop on and re-read the reviews, and found this! THANKS SO MUCH!!
Posted on Jul 21, 2012 4:36:52 PM PDT
Thanks Mike for the post! Once I installed the rubber gasket properly it was a breeze to install. Being fairly handy around the house I too was frustrated! It just wasnt very intuitive the way fit. Now that it is installed it is much quieter then I had expected compared to the Badger 5 that was replaced.
Posted on May 26, 2014 7:07:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2014 7:07:48 AM PDT
N. Lieu says:
Hi, nice write up, thanks. on the 3-prong cable after cutting it, there are 3 colored wires - black/green/black - while the green one goes the ground on the source, i know its been awhile for you to recall, do you know which black is the hot wire? Thanks in advance.
Posted on Jul 14, 2014 5:42:31 AM PDT
John G. Frykman says:
I made the same mistake you did, but I take full blame for that. I didn't read the damned instruction sheet, where the diagram shows exactly how the gasket is to be installed. Shame on me (and shame on you, too!)
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