FIXED Insinkerator difficult to turn in either direction

wttnlarry

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Insinkerator Evolution Compact disposal difficult to turn by hand in either direction. Is there a way to disassemble the unit in order to try to determine the exact cause of the problem. In the past when this happened I used a cordless impact with a 1/4" hex bit to get the impeller to turn free. It would be ok for awhile and then the problem would return.
 

Jake

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No, it's better to just buy a new garbage disposal, especially after 10 years old.

Jake
 

Jake

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Glad to help Larry!

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wttnlarry

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One more question Jake, do I need to change the mounting flange that is installed in the sink if I'm going from Insinkerator Compact to Insinkerator Compact-3? I'm having difficulty getting the new disposal to engage the sink mounting flange?
 

wttnlarry

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Jake please disregard previous message, blocks of wood and some shims solved the problem. Thanks again Jake!
 

Jake

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Excellent, good job Larry.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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