Must-Read Garbage Disposal Tutorials

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We have come to depend on the garbage disposal as the workhorse of the kitchen. Invented in 1927 by John Hammes, the garbage disposal has remained fairly consistent in its design, but has increased in use to the point of becoming a required appliance in just about any kitchen.

This article summarizes the best tutorials and step-by-step articles written for you regarding how to understand, repair, select and install the garbage disposal.

Let's review these key tutorials:

Anatomy of a Garbage Disposal - How It Works
The garbage disposal is mounted to the underside of a sink and is designed to store waste food in a hopper chamber (just beneath the sink drain and the upper part of the disposal). This graphic tutorial provides you exploded view diagrams of the garbage disposal inner construction including the hopper chamber and also provides you detailed descriptions.

Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting
This tutorial is one of my most popular and most widely read. Learn how to troubleshoot common garbage disposal problems and how to repair the disposer saving yourself hundreds of dollars in service calls or unnecessary purchasing of a new garbage disposal.

Repair a Clogged Garbage Disposal
Clogs are most often caused by how the ground food waste reacts to water or lack of water after the disposal unit has ground it up and sends it on its way into waste line.

This valuable tutorial will tell you how to prevent and repair a clogged disposal line.

Selecting a Garbage Disposal
Let's take a look at the basic types and main features of the garbage disposal and what to look for when selecting one. This tutorial looks at garbage disposal types and features and also provides specific disposal recommendations.

Garbage Disposal (Septic Type)
This page describes a garbage disposal designed for use with a septic system.

Garbage Disposal Installation
Get ready to install your own garbage disposal. Installing a garbage disposal is fairly straight forward but does require some plumbing and electrical wiring skills and I show you how

Garbage Disposal Removal
Removing a garbage disposal is necessary if you are going to replace a sink or a failed garbage disposal. you will learn how in this tutorial.