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Repair Garbage Disposals Safely

Learn how to clear a jammed garbage disposal and replace the unit properly

Length: 5:28
Produced By: Michael Dobsevage

After a citrus mishap, FineHomebuilding.com managing editor Jean Paul Vellotti demonstrates how to safely unjam a garbage disposal using professional plumber Ed Cunha's method. Also in the video is a great lesson in posture that will save your back the next time you are working under a cabinet-mounted sink. 

Editor's note: In the video, the disposal was taken apart for illustration purposes. This is not a necessary step in the repair procedure.

To learn even more about garbage disposals, read Replacing a garbage disposal  from the August/September 2007 issue of Fine Homebuilding.

Video by: John Ross

From Fine Homebuilding189
September 1, 2007