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My badger 5 is leaking from the bottom in several areas. The reset switch n a Lil whit table n around the screws. How can I fix it?

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1) Copy following link for garbage disposal installation tips, parts resources, and manuals.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html#replace

2) When disposal rusts out, or bearing seal breaks, the disposal begins to leak from bottom.
It might be possible to take apart and replace bearing, if you can find that specific part and have specific tools and sealer needed to seal the bearing and repair rusted disposal.
Probably easier to replace disposal.

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Don to install a new one.
don't think it is a DYI and by the time you call for service it would be cheaper and use your DIY.
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Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Badger 5 leaks from the bottom

Yes - you can find the parts here and they come with instructions..

http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-badger+garbage-%3d%3dd601329

have a great day

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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The seals are shot and it is probably a point at which it should be replaced since that particular brand doesn't have a great track record and is one typically installed in new homes for its low cost.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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Hi,
Obviously you didn't like what I answered you before, but if that is not the case and the leak is infact coming out of the bottom of the disposal then you are really not going to like the bad news I have for you now...
I had to remove a disposal today to fix a sink that is exactly like yours, so I took a close look at it an the bottom line is that if you are getting water out of the motor then you have a seal leaking where the motor shaft goes into the grinder part.
From what I can see on from this exploded diagram that is not even repairable and the part you would need is not available.....
So... it looks like you need to look for a new one... or check to see if you have had it less then two years...they do have a two in home warranty...

sorry I can't give you better news...

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SOURCE: Water leaking out of bottom of unit, near reset

Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak and what can be done to fix it.


Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

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Badger 5 is about 15 years old and is leaking from the bottom -- from the reset button, the plate on the bottom, and around the electric cord. Can I fix it or does it need replacing?


Once disposal rusts out, it needs replacement.
Usually if sink basket seal is broken or if dishwasher attachment is leaking, you can feel water near top of disposal.
Use paper towel at top to see if that area is wet.
If top area is dry, then water is coming from inside disposal, and disposal is rusted out.

If sink seal is still good, we used to buy same brand disposal and re-attach to same sink basket. That's the quick fix.
If this is inside your home, you probably want to install new sink basket that comes with disposal.

To install new disposal, also buy container of plumber's putty to seal sink basket.
Remove disposal.
Clean off old putty on sink. It will chip off easily.
Apply finger-thick amount of plumbers putty to sink opening.
Set disposal sink basket into putty and push down.
Tighten screws on bottom of sink basket.
Wipe away excess plumber's putty from sink so it looks nice and smooth.

Before lifting disposal into place, attach electric wires and attach dishwasher hose to disposal.
Use hammer and screwdriver to remove steel blocker located inside dishwasher stem ... the blocker is left in place if no dishwasher hose is attached.
Disposals can be different: But here's the usual sequence:
Lift disposal with one hand and hold level. Push up strong while rotating attachment ring until ring grabs bottom of sink basket.
If you cannot lift disposal with one hand while rotating attachment ring with other hand, use small bottle jack from auto-parts store. And put piece of wood between bottle jack and aluminum disposal so disposal doesn't break.

Here's how to handle tubular pipes below sink:
Any tubular pipe joint that moved while removing or installing disposal, has to be taken apart, cleaned and re-attached.
If washers are plastic, then clean and re-use.
If washers are rubber, then replace each washer with new rubber washer.
When reattaching tubular pipes, apply generous amount of rectorseal over each plastic or rubber washer for first-time seal of tubular pipes.

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Nov 18, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Badger 5 insink erator is leaking out of bottom. Is this a seal or something that can be replaced?


If it is actually leaking from the bottom there is nothing you can do except replace it, there are no user servicable parts in the bottom end on disposal. I would carefully check around drain outlet and gasket where it mounts on bottom of sink. If it's leaking around drain outlet from disposal there is a replaceable gasket there or on underside of sink where disposal mounts. If you find that it is leaking from either of these locations I would be happy to instruct you on how to change them Hope this helps you, Thanks.

Nov 15, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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The in sink erator model # 5-81A is leaking from the reset (red) button underneath. Help???


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak and what can be done to fix it.


Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

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Oct 29, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal: leaking out the bottom...


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak andwhat can be done to fix it.
Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

heatman101

May 17, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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I just noticed that my insinkerator Badger 5-75


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak and what can be done to fix it.


Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

heatman101

May 13, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Water is leaking from the base of the Badger 1. Appears to be coming out of the reset switch. Can i repair this?


There's only one repairable thing on a garbage dispostal, and that is where the pipe (drain) comes out. If it is leaking from there, it can be fixed. If not, it means the housing is cracked and you need a new one. PS don't turn the disposal on since it's leaking from the electrical connection!

Feb 13, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Water leaking out of bottom of unit, near reset


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak and what can be done to fix it.


Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

heatman101


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Nov 11, 2009 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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