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EMERSON inSinkErator Food Waste Disposer Manual

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EMERSON inSinkErator Food Waste Disposer

Read through the entire Installation, Care & Use manual before installing the disposer. Determine which of the tools, materials, and accessories you will need before you begin. Make sure you have all necessary disposer parts before installing the disposer.


  • Slotted Screwdriver
  • Adjustable Plier
  • Electrical Tape
  • Safety Glasses


  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Drain Auger
  • 9.5 mm Electrical Clamp
  • Wire Nuts (2)
  • 38 mm Drain Trap
  • 33 mm Hole Drill
  • Hammer
  • Hacksaw
  • Water Hose Clamp
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Copper Earth Wire
  • Dishwasher Drain Connection Kit
  • Electrical On/Off Switch
  • Drain Tube Extension

When using electronic appliances, basic precautions are always to be followed, including:

  • If the air switch or wall switch fails to shut off or turn on disposer, unplug power cord plug and contact your qualified trade person.
  • This product is designed to dispose of normal household food waste; inserting materials other than food waste into disposer could cause personal injury and/or property damage. To reduce the risk of injury, do not use the sink containing the disposer for purposes other than food preparation (such as baby bathing or washing hair).
  • This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
  • When attempting to loosen a jam in the food waste disposer, switch off or unplug the appliance before attempting to free a jammed rotor. Use a self service ranchette as described in the Releasing Disposer Jam section.
  • Use long-handled tongs or pliers to remove objects from disposer.
  • To reduce the risk of injury by materials that are expellable by a waste disposer, do not operate Evolution disposers without the sound baffle in place. Place stopper in sink opening. Do not put the following into a disposer: clam or oyster shells, caustic drain cleaners or similar products, glass, china, or plastic, large (whole) bones, metal (such as bottle caps, steel shot, tin cans, or utensils), hot grease or other hot liquids.
  • Replace sound baffle/mounting gasket/splash baffle when worn to help prevent entry or ejection of material and water.
  • When not using disposer, leave stopper in place to reduce risk of objects falling into disposer. Make sure disposer power switch is turned off.
  • Before pressing reset button, attempting to clear jam, or removing objects from inside disposer, make sure disposer power switch is turned off.
  • Do not insert hands or fingers into disposer.
  • FIRE HAZARD: Do not store flammable items such as rags, paper, or aerosol cans near disposer. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in vicinity of disposer.
  • LEAK HAZARD: Regularly inspect disposer and plumbing fittings for leaks, which can cause property damage and could result in personal injury.
  • Do not dispose of the following in the disposer: paints, solvents, household cleaners and chemicals, automotive fluids, plastic wrap.


May vary depending on model


  • 1a. Strainer Basket and Plug with Cover (Evolution 250, Evolution 150, E75)
  • 1b. Strainer Basket and Plug
    (Evolution 200, Evolution 100, Evolution 200 Supreme, Evolution 100 Supreme)
  • 1c. Stopper
    (S60 Supreme, Models 66, 56, 46, LC-50)
  • 2. Sink Flange
  • 3. Rubber Gaskets (2)
  • 4. Fiber Gasket (optional)
  • 5. Backup Ring
  • 6. Mounting Ring
  • 7. Screws (3)
  • 8. Snap Ring


  • 9. Sound Baffle
    (Evolution models, Model 66)
  • 10. Mounting Gasket/Splash Baffle
  • 11. Lugs
  • 12. Lower Mounting Ring
  • 13. Dishwasher Inlet
  • 14. Discharge Outlet
  • 15. Wrenchette

(Evolution models)

  • 16. Hose Clamp
  • 17. Black Elbow Discharge Tube
    (38 mm diameter/Evolution flange)

(S60 Supreme, Models 66, 56, 46, E75)

  • 18. Bolts (2) 13 mm 1/4-20 UNC
  • 19. Rubber Gasket
  • 20. Metal Flange
  • 21. White Elbow Discharge Tube
    (38 mm diameter/non-Evolution flange)

(LC-50 for household installation)

  • 22. Bolt (1) 19 mm 1/4-20 UNC
  • 23. Rubber Gasket
  • 24. Metal Flange
  • 21. White Elbow Discharge Tube (38 mm diameter/non-Evolution flange)

(Evolution models, S60 Supreme, Model 66, 56, 46 A/S, E75)

  • 25. Air Switch Assembly
  • 26. Tube
  • 27. Additional Colored Air Switch Parts (Evolution 250, Evolution 150, E75)

CAUTION (Personal Injury) Wearing safety glasses is recommended during the installation of the food waste disposer.
Note: Add 12 mm when stainless steel sink is used.
Note: To properly drain and prevent standing water in the disposer, the waste pipe entering the wall must be lower than the disposer discharge outlet.
Note: The sink hole may have to be enlarged to accept the disposer sink flange. Sink hole enlargement tools are available from your InSinkErator Dealer.

CAUTION (Personal Injury) To avoid personal injury, do not position your head or body under disposer; the unit could fall during installation.
Note: Make sure all three mounting tabs are locked over ridges.
This specification label contains important information you will need to know in the event service is required.

NOTICE: Property Damage. All Evolution models must be connected to the supplied tailpipe with the supplied spring type hose clamp. Failure to use the supplied tubes and spring type hose clamp will void the guarantee and possibly cause premature failure of the Anti-Vibration Tailpipe Mount™. Do not use plumber’s putty on any other disposer connection other than on sink flange. Do not use thread sealants or pipe dope. These may harm disposer and cause property damage. Regularly inspect disposer and plumbing fittings for water leaks, as water leaks can cause property damage. Manufacturer cannot be held responsible for property damage as a result of water leaks.

WARNING (Electrical Shock) To avoid electrical shock, disconnect power before installing or servicing disposer. If you are not thoroughly familiar with electric power, contact a qualified electrician to connect disposer to electrical circuit. If three-prong, earth (grounded) plug is used, plug must be inserted into three-hole, earth (grounded) receptacle. Do not modify plug provided with unit (if applicable). Improper connection of equipment earth (grounded) conductor can result in electric shock. All wiring must comply with local electrical codes. Do not attach earth wire (ground wire) to gas supply pipe. Do not reconnect electrical current at main service panel until proper earth (grounded) outlets are installed. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified-persons in order to avoid a hazard.

CAUTION (Personal Injury) Install and route tubing for air switch as such to reliably reduce likelihood of mechanical damage or stress, allowing proper on/off operation of the air switch.
Note: You must have access to an earth (grounded) wall socket. Any additional socket should be fitted by a qualified electrician and properly earthed (grounded). The disposer is fitted with a molded plug and cable.
Note: Double Pole Switch (1): If a wall switch (not supplied) is required for your installation, it must have on/off markings and be installed by a qualified trade person. It should be located in a convenient position above the work surface with a minimum of 3 mm contact separation between each pole (20 ADP switches to BS 3676). Connect to a 20 amp earth (grounded) wall socket (2) using a 20 amp cable. (See Step 10)


  1. Remove strainer basket and plug from sink opening and run cold water.
  2. Turn on wall switch or press air switch to start disposer.
  3. Slowly insert food waste into disposer and position strainer basket and plug in upright position (allowing water to run through) to minimize noise and possible ejection of material while grinding.
  4. After grinding is complete, turn disposer off and run water for a few seconds to flush drain line.
  5. Strainer basket and plug also acts as a stopper in the lower position.


  1. Remove stopper from sink opening and run cold water.
  2. Turn on wall switch or press air switch to start disposer.
  3. Slowly insert food waste into disposer and position stopper to minimize possible ejection of material while grinding.
  4. After grinding is complete, turn disposer off and run water for a few seconds to flush drain line.


  • Grind food waste with minimum cold water flow of 6 liters per minute (1.5 G.P.M.).
  • Grind hard material such as small bones and fruit pits to clean inside of grind chamber.
  • Grind citrus, melon rinds, vegetables, and coffee grounds.
  • After grinding, run water for a few seconds to flush drain line.
  • Switch off or unplug the appliance before attempting to free a jammed rotor with an implement.
  • Maintain the area underneath the disposer of any objects to be sure you have access to the disposer reset button.


  • DON’T use hot water when grinding food waste (although hot water can be drained into disposer between grinding periods).
  • DON’T turn off water or disposer until grinding is completed and only sound of motor and water running is heard.
  • DON’T grind large amounts of egg shells, fibrous materials like corn husks, artichokes, etc., to avoid possible pipe blockage.
  • DON’T grind non-food waste of any kind.
  • DON’T use this appliance to dispose of hard materials such as glass and metal.
  • DON’T ever pour fats, oils or grease down the sink – it will block your drains and the sewerage system.
  • DON’T fill disposer with a lot of vegetable peels all at once. Instead, turn the water and disposer on first and then feed the peels in gradually.
  • DON’T waste food. Nearly a quarter of the food we buy is thrown away untouched: salad, bread and cakes and fruit head the list. Three tips to stop waste and save you money: only buy, or cook, the portions you need for the meal; check the fridge and cupboard for food you haven’t eaten-make it your next snack or freeze it; and make sure you leave that food off your next shopping list!


Over time, grease/food particles may accumulate in the grind chamber and baffle, causing an unpleasant odor. To clean the disposer:

  1. Turn off disposer and disconnect power supply.
  2. Reach through sink opening and clean underside of splash baffle and inside upper lip of grind chamber with scouring pad.
  3. Place stopper in sink opening and fill sink halfway with warm water.
  4. Mix 60 ml baking soda with water. Turn disposer on and remove stopper from sink at same time to wash away loose particles.


If the motor stops while the disposer is operating, the disposer may be jammed. To release jam:

  1. Turn disposer power and water off.
  2. Insert one end of the self-service ranchette into the center hole on the underside of the disposer. Work the ranchette back and forth until it turns one full revolution. Remove ranchette.
  3. Reach into the disposer with tongs and remove object(s). Allow the disposer motor to cool for 3 – 5 minutes and lightly push red reset button on the underside of the disposer. (If the motor remains inoperative, check the service panel for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses.)

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