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If you don't use it why replace it? Just remove it and put a standard drain in.


I can't say I disagree with the other two answers here but in the intereset of exploring all options, try spraying half a can of CorrosionX (or any descent penetrating lubricant spray) down there, let it sit for an hour or two, and then crank it a few revolutions with your allen wrench and see if it breaks up the corrosion. I don't hold out a lot of hope for ...


DEFINITELY replace it. If you have some extra time on your hands, take this one and fiddle with it until you get it into nice shape again... then keep it for a spare.


Replace the thing. New ones are not excessively expensive. Attempts at repair are likely to be a futile exercise. The reason is that old disposers often corrode right through the lower portion of the casing and there really is no good way to repair that.


(newbie, so can't comment) It is unclear whether you can turn the "tooth" with respect to the rotor--it seems like you can turn the rotor around with the hex nut on the bottom. Instead of whacking them with a hammer, I'd try holding the rotor with a wrench on the hex bolt and trying to rotate the 'tooth' with respect to the rotor with a wooden bar or ...

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