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New Badger 5 insinkerator garbage disposal just installed 3/4 hp

I just installed this and followed the directions to a ''T'' however; when I turned it on the first time it started smoking!! The base of it gets pretty warm. I attached a power cord to it (according to directions) and I plug it into a wall outlet. The smoke is coming from inside the disposal, not the cord.

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I would definitely return this item to the store and get a new one. Not a good sign. good luck

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