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My Insinkerator garbage disposal leaks out of a "weep hole " in the side casing when the dishwasher is draining. What is the issue?

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. there is a tiny round hole at the top of the garbage disposal almost like a piece of metal popped out. It is small maybe 3 mm in diameter and the water leaks out of it. I have a dishwasher hooked up to it too.

  • knotgoodenuf Jan 13, 2009

    I have an Insinkerator Badger 5 with the same issue. The leak is not at the dishwasher side input, the feed opening or the side drain. There is an apparent "weep hole" below the flange for the dishwasher input, but higher than the side drain that leaks. In my case it is not a drip, but a flow of water. Could this be related to a partially clogged drain line? The leak started after my disposal clogged and I used a plunger to get it to drain.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    Sorry, but there is a weep hole.  

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I had the same problem. Turned out that the "weep hole" was a hole in the housing where the water pressure eventually popped a hole through the plastic housing. Replacement was the only option. Ours was a Badger 1.

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Hello Greenj,
I am not sure I unbderstand your problem based on the description you've provided but maybe I can explain the basics of your garbage disposal system. Most , if not all garbage disposal systems include a 'knockout' plug for side input of a dishwasher. There eran't any weep holes in any that I know of.. Just the feed opening at the top, a side drain opening that normally includeds a gasket and adapter to be tied into your drain system and a stub on the side ( near the top) that has a knockout inside in case you wantto attach the drain hose of a built in dishwasher to it. If that is where your seeing water leaking than and you do not have a dishwasher attached to it, then you may want to add a section of hose to it with a hose clamp and plug one end to keep water from leaking out. I don't know if I've helped you but I took a shot.. Hope this helps.. If so.. please rate this response accordingly.. Good Luck !

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