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I have a badger 1 1/3 hp insinkerator. It sounded like there was something in it then stopped working. The top smells fine but under the sink smells like dead fish. Did the motor go?

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Yes, but most have reset switch on the bottom or side.

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SOURCE: I have a Insinkerator badger 1 that is working fine,but is leaking water from the casing.How can I fix this with out having to buy a new one?

You need new disposal.
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