Can't remove garbage disposal mounting

Old 09-15-04, 12:23 PM
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Can't remove garbage disposal mounting

Here I go again trying to do it myself.

I'm trying to replace a Sinkguard SS270 garbage disposal with an Insinkerator 444. To do that, I need to replace the mounting assembly. The old assembly is plastic, and it appears as if the mounting ring should screw off, but I can't get it to budge. I've tried banging it with the screwdriver handle and immersing it in hot water...neither worked.

Can anyone help please? Here's a photo if it helps.


Old 09-15-04, 01:57 PM
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It should unscrew off counter-clockwise, and you'll have to have someone hold the upper part.
Use a hammer and screwdriver to tap it around.
Good Luck!
Old 09-15-04, 03:32 PM
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I've been trying to tighten it.

I guess "lefty loosey" isn't always the case, eh?

Thanks much for the response. I'll go give it another shot in the right direction.

Old 09-15-04, 04:09 PM
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lefty loosy only applies if you are looking at the device from the end you are trying to unscrew. To this day, I still have to think when I am "under" something I am trying to unscrew. Laugh it off....happens to everyone.

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