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water runs out the bottom of badger 5


Once water is running out of bottom, then disposal is rusted out and needs replacement.
If the leak is plugged, then water fills up the motor and shorts out.

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Sep 02, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL IS WORKING BUT THE WATER IS NOT DRAINING. I TRIED THE ALLEN WRENCH BUT DONT HAVE THE CORRECT SIZE. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT SIZE TO PURCHASE PLEASE


Use a broomstick handle down inside the disposal to wedge the cutter disk free.
Broomstick works just like allen wrench.

If cutter disk rotates, then clean out the tubular pipe that connects to disposal.
Remove trap under sink, and then remove tailpiece connected to side of disposal.
Clean out disposal.

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May 28, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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my garbage disposal stopped working sometimes it sounds like it wants to start for just a second but it never does. should I buy a new one?


If disposal is getting power and will not start, then motor has gone bad.

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May 27, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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My Badger 5 disposal leaks from a 3/8 inch vertical casing split just above the discharge line. Is this repairable?


Disposal leaks are not repairable.
Once the metal rusts out, you replace it.

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May 18, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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dishrag caught un disposal, pulled it out, blades turn, it just hums, it hums even when switch is turned on off!!


If cutter disk turns freely and motor hums, then motor winding has gone bad.
The humming sound means motor is overheating and will stop humming.

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May 11, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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