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Disposal leaking from bottom

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Turn off the power source to the garbage disposal. Take the drain hose from the dishwasher off the connector going to the disposal (if connected). Insert a flat blade screwdriver in the drain hose fitting and tap a few times with a hammer. The plastic plug will pop off inside the garbage disposal. Reach inside from the top of the disposal to retrieve the plastic plug. Sometimes you have to use a little force to tap the plug out. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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if the mounting ring is too high there should be an adapter ring that cam with your unit. if it did not you will have to go to a plumbing store to buy . you just need to have model of the unit and the drain diamter and you can measure the difference between unit and drain. you will also have to get a couple of extra rubber gaskets as well. this should help you.....please rate thanks

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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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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Kurt

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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If it's leaking directly from the bottom, then it's the flywheel seal. For about $20 you can fix this by unplugging and disconnecting the garbage disposal from the sink, taking it apart and replacing the flywheel seal. I've had to do this only once in my entire life, so it is rare, but happens.

If the leaks comes from somewhere else and just happens to drip along the side and looks like it's coming from the bottom, then you've got problems with the installation. You may be able to fix these types of leaks by tightening the mounting bracket and/or hoses.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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Your leak is due to a break in the plumbers putty at that location. It will have to be taken apart so the old putty can be removed and new plumbers putty can be put in.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor


If you have a garbage disposal and you find that it is leaking then you need to first of all figure out where exactly the water is coming from. The reason is that depending on where it is leaking from will determine whether it is easily fixable or if it would be better to just replace the entire garbage disposal.

With this is mind the best way to find the leak is to put the plug in place and fill the sink with water. Then place a food coloring or non-toxic dye into the water. Red often is a very easy color to spot under your sink. Then let the water down the sink with the disposal running. If the water runs down the side of the garbage disposal then you have a leak at the seal where the garbage disposal hooks up to the sink. This can easily be fixed by removing the garbage disposal, cleaning the old plumbers putty off of the ring and sink bottom, and then reinstalling the garbage disposal.

If you do not see any water coming down the sides, but it comes out the drain pipe, then the drain may be clogged and/or the seals for the drain piping are bad. The seals can easily be tightened. They may have come loose from the vibration of the motor or just the expansion and contraction that occurs from hot and cold water going down the drain lines. If the drain lines are clogged a garbage disposal safe drain cleaner can be used or the drain can be taken apart, cleaned and snaked.

If you have the dreaded water coming out of the bottom of the garbage disposal then you have the worst problem. The internal seals that are to prevent the water coming into the motor where the shaft goes through to the actual grinding chamber have deteriorated to the point where they no longer keep the water from coming into the motor. The water will make its way down through the motor and run out the weep hole or the reset button.
These seals are replaceable, but a new motor is needed for a complete fix on many garbage disposals. Because of this, many times the parts to repair this leak will be at least 75% the cost of a new garbage disposal. This makes repairing your garbage disposal, not a very good option. Replacing the whole unit is often the best way to go to make sure you have a fix that will last for a longer period of time.

That should cover all of the potential ways that your garbage disposal can leak. Hopefully you are able to pinpoint the leak and make the correct call to fix your leaking garbage disposal.

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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?


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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My garbage disposal will not start from a dead stop.


The motor start winding has gone bad, or capacitor burned out.
Generally disposals are replaced when motor goes bad.
Mostly because the disposal is sealed unit and cannot be easily disassembled.
If you have local motor-repair guy, who has disposal bearing parts, and can get the disposal apart, then repair might be possible... but the bearing seal would be hard to replace.
Copy following link for replacing garbage disposal with tips from when I did apartment maintenance.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

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How to fix a leak from a garbage disposal?


Check location of leak. If from bottom, replace disposal
Copy following link to repair, troubleshoot and replace disposal:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html
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I have a badger 5 desposaland it is leaking out the bottom by the cord,is there a seal I can buy,or can i even get to it,or just junk it and get another. Thanks Neal


Hi,

Once the disposal is leaking there... it will cost more to repair then a new one will cost...

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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I have a badger 5 plus and it started to leak water from the bottom of it. Please let me know if there's a seal I can buy and replace .


Hi,
A new seal costs more then a new disposal..


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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Water leaking from bottom of disposal where


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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Garbage disposal leaking water from bottom


If it's leaking directly from the bottom, then it's the flywheel seal. For about $20 you can fix this by unplugging and disconnecting the garbage disposal from the sink, taking it apart and replacing the flywheel seal. I've had to do this only once in my entire life, so it is rare, but happens.

If the leaks comes from somewhere else and just happens to drip along the side and looks like it's coming from the bottom, then you've got problems with the installation. You may be able to fix these types of leaks by tightening the mounting bracket and/or hoses.

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