How to Uninstall the 47981-1 Garbage Disposal From Ace

Lisa Wampler

A number of reasons could necessitate the removal of your Ace Hardware garbage disposal 47981-1. Water leaks due to a cracked housing, removing a clog inside the disposal and even routine maintenance could require the removal of the disposal from the sink's plumbing system. When you uninstall the garbage disposal for maintenance or for any other reason, you can do so with basic tools and without the help of a plumber.

  1. Turn off the circuit that runs the garbage disposal at the breaker box. Attempt to start the disposal to ensure the electricity is off.

  2. Remove the screws that secure the cover plate on the bottom of the unit and place the cover plate off to the side.

  3. Disconnect the ground screw and separate the green wire connected to the ground screw. Remove the wire nuts from the two wire leads and separate all of the wires.

  4. Loosen the clamp that secures the dishwasher discharge hose to the side of the disposal with a screwdriver and then pull the hose off the disposal. If you do not have a dishwasher installed, you can forgo this step.

  5. Support the bottom of the disposal with one hand and rotate the three-tab mounting ring counter-clockwise until the disposal disconnects from the mounting bracket.

  6. Remove the three retaining bolts on the three-tab mounting ring and pry the ring off the sink with your hands.