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Badger 5 leaking from body middle connection

I discovered that my Badger 5 is leaking from the flange on the body of the unit. There are long screws that connect the upper (sink) side to the lower side and tightening them didn't help. The leak only happens when the unit is running. Water starts bubbling out right where one of the long screws (visible on the outside of the unit) connects into the the bottom half. Is there a gasket that can be replaced or an easy fix? The unit is greater than 8 years old so I was thinking of getting a new unit.

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1) Copy following link for troubleshoot and parts resources, and manuals with warranty information:

2) New unit would be best solution. And possibly cheapest solution. Otherwise you might be installing and un-installing more than once or twice ... which is fun if you have time, and other housemates don't mind kitchen project tools, water and mess.

3) If you can disassemble the disposal, you might be able to make your own gasket using kits and sealant from local auto parts .... assuming the metal was not mis-cast during manufacture and is warped so it never seals.

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