Disposer

Garbage Disposer Parts

FAQs
My garbage disposer smells! Is there anything that I can do besides buying a new one?
You can clean the disposer by having it grind up a few cups of ice and some table salt. This helps to cut the grease and slime off the sides of the disposer. Then flush it out with cold water followed by half of a lemon or lime to deodorize.
I see that in your parts section that you offer other finishes for flanges besides chrome/stainless. Are these finishes as good as chrome or stainless?
We offer those finishes for people that "insist" on polished brass, white, almond, etc. for a nicer "look" in their kitchen sinks. We do not recommend them as they are not as durable as the original chrome/stainless that comes with most brands of disposers (the flange that comes with WasteKing, BoneCrusher, or WasteMaid is VERY durable). For durability nothing beats the original finish. Special finishes will tarnish and become dull over time, and acids and alkaloids in common foods can cause the paint/enamel to chip or crack.
Should I be adding enzymes/bacteria to my disposer or septic tank whenever I use my disposer?
Not in our opinion. There are even disposers that add enzymes every time that you use that disposer. From what we have read, bacteria grow naturally after initially being introduced (mostly by nature) into septic tanks, and no additional enzymes/bacteria need to be introduced. From our perspective, adding additional enzymes/bacteria each time seems like a waste of money and resources. One additional note, our Founder wishes to encourage you to use composting and not throwing all wastes down your food disposers. Save the Planet and recycle as much as possible.
I've heard that garbage disposer waste harms septic tanks. Any truth to that?
We have yet to read any study that reflects that. Some cities have banned disposers and then, later changed their minds and allowed them, such as New York. From what we know, food disposer waste gets consumed by bacteria in sewage treatment plants and septic tanks. It is the opinion of our Founder, Vic, that garbage disposers are not garbage cans, therefore, should not be used as such. Most potato peels, carrots and the like will not get chopped up well (with any brand), and can help clog your drain lines. He feels that food (garbage) disposers should be used sparingly. Much of what goes into your drains eventually has to be removed by sewage treatment facilities or be dealt with by some system.
My Waste King disposer is over 20 years old. Will your parts still fit?
These parts are designed to fit units manufactured after 1996. Anaheim Manufacturing redesigned their disposers in 1996. This resulted in the introduction of the EZ Mount system in place of the previous style of quick-mounting for their Waste King disposers. It also resulted in some changes to the "three bolt" style of mounting system. If you are unsure if your unit was manufactured before or after the redesign, units before the 1996 redesign had the reset switch located on the bottom of the unit, facing the floor.