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Before you tackle the project of replacing your garbage disposer, make sure you take these steps to get the task off on the right foot. This is our list of four steps to take before replacing your garbage disposer:
1. Turn the electrical power to your garbage disposer off.
2. Place electrical tape over the shutoff switch under the sink if there is one. You don't want to accidentally turn the switch back on while working on the project.
3. If you can't find the shutoff switch, turn the power off via the circuit breaker or fuse to the garbage disposer.
4. Shut down the water supply running to your garbage disposer.