4

I'm swapping the old garbage disposal at my wife and I's first home. I disconnected the electrical components, but I'm stuck on how to remove this power cord. I doubt it any of these parts came with the old disposal. It's on there ridiculously tight and the only grip I can get on it is the bottom part, but I feel like the top part needs to be removed as well. Any thoughts? I don't have much slack, so this is the best vantage point I have. I have some gut feelings, but I don't want to damage anything. I feel like I'm stuck in a holding pattern at this point.

How do I remove this?

inside of the unit

UPDATE: the internet is amazing! Thank you both, that was exactly the confirmation I needed!

5

The round hole/port where the conduit fitting is located is actually a threaded port.
If you unscrew the locking nut on the fitting, you will then be able to unscrew the threaded conduit fitting from the threaded port.

Threaded port:

enter image description here

Seal-tite conduit connector:

enter image description here

enter image description here

3

You need two tools. One must be a wrench to fit the bottom part, and be thin enough to let the top part project past it. The other must be a pipe wrench, vice-grip pliers, or adjustable pliers, to grip the top part. Don't be afraid to use a lot of force. Try to keep your fingers out of the way when the tools slip, or when the parts suddenly loosen and separate.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.