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My Badger 5 in sink erator is leaking at the bottom of the unit where the electrical wire is connecting tot the metal plate. When turned on, there is a humming noise but the blades do not spin. I have

My Badger 5 in sink erator is leaking at the bottom of the unit where the electrical wire is connecting to the metal plate. When turned on, there is a humming noise but the blades do not spin. I have tried the broom stick trick and it does make the blades spin but once turned off, I have the same problem again. So basically, I have a leaky erator at the bottom with "push to start" blades, LOL! Any suggestions before I replace this unit?

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Thier is an Allen key hole at the very bottom and center of the badger. Try using that with an Allen key. And if it leaks your from where your wires are coming out of your seal is probably bad. Means new badger

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