Question about Sinks
If it's leaking directly from the bottom, then it's the flywheel seal. For about $20 you can fix this by unplugging and disconnecting the garbage disposal from the sink, taking it apart and replacing the flywheel seal. I've had to do this only once in my entire life, so it is rare, but happens.
If the leaks comes from somewhere else and just happens to drip along the side and looks like it's coming from the bottom, then you've got problems with the installation. You may be able to fix these types of leaks by tightening the mounting bracket and/or hoses.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Your problem is: garbage disposal leaking water from bottom
Please be carefull. Sometimes it looks like it's leaking from the bottom when in truth it's leaking from above and running down the back. I would be surprised if it was leaking through the motor, very rare. More likely it's leaking at the connection to the sink or where the disposal connects to the collar or at the outlet. Use a light and stick your head in the cabinette. Look closely with water running. Once you find it for sure, it's just a mater of taking it apart and putting it back together correctly.
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Posted on Oct 06, 2008
Same water leak. Drain was backed up. I had purchased a new disposal, since I thought it was the problem. Before install, I took the p-trap out. Full of rice! So I got the nasty old snake and ran it down as far as I could, about six feet. I then took a hose from outside and ran water through the line at high pressure. Line was now clear. Hooked my pipes back up. And no more water leaking from the disposal. The disposal was dry at the time. I filled the breaker on, and everything worked fine! Saved $90. Took 1.5 hours. It's nasty, but I wore rubber gloves. Be patient and careful, it might work for you.
Posted on May 20, 2009
SOURCE: garbage disposal is leaking
water is bot leaking at the reset button, it is let by it.The motor seal is defective allowing water to enter the housing.. Not much,if anything can be done at the consuner level except replacement of complete unit. Call insinkerator, It never hurts to try getting their help. Somtimes if the unit is not very old they WILL help.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
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