old garbage disposal removal

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  1. Jul 23, 2014 #1

    giwatcher

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    I need to remove a 30 yo kitchenaid disposal. It has an old style 3 screw mount an 2 tabs on the body flip onto the mount. Do I loosen the 3 screws to allow the disposal to be pushed up to flip the tabs, or do I use brute force to push up the disposal to free the tension on the tabs. Someone with past experience with this type of mount will surely know the answer.Thanks.
     
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    Use a screwdriver for leverage and twist the flange (on top of the disposal) away to the left and it will fall into your hands.

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    This is not the type of mount that I have, this is the current mount similar to most new units. As I said, my unit is 30 yr old and has a "tab" on each side, not a circular connector like you pictured. It looks to "flip" back and forth, not rotate like a ring.That's why I was hoping for an older plumber to respond, because he would have experienced this type of connector.
     
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