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How do I replace a flywheel seal on my garabge disposal

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Follow this steps and fix it. God bless you

  1. Look for a six-sided (hex) hole at the center of the bottom of the disposer.
  2. If you find such a hex hole, look for a hex wrench, usually stored in a pouch on or near the disposer. If you don't find one there or have one in your toolbox, you will need to purchase one. Don't use a screwdriver or other tool because it can damage the hex hole.
  3. To free the flywheel, insert the hex wrench in the hex hole and rotate it in a circle in both directions.

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Do you hear a humming sound when you turn it on? If so, you have a clogged disposal. Check on the bottom for the allen wrench location recessed in the middle of the disposal. Insert the proper size allen wrench and you'll be able to rotate the motor back and forth (sometimes difficult at first) and eventually loosen the clog and free up the motor. If you're able to move the shaft/motor easily in the beginning and it still doesn't work you may have a defective disposal. If you want to check more thoroughly you'll need to check to see if you have power at the disposal when you turn on the switch. Use a electrical tester that you can buy at any home improvement store to see if you have power at the disposal. If so, and the motor turns easily when you use your allen wrench, you have a defective disposal and it needs replacement.

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SOURCE: kitchen sink won't drains only when garbage disposal is on

Remove tubular pipes under sink and clean out disposal.
Copy following links for steps for clogged disposal:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

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SOURCE: shot gun b b in garbage disposal, can't locate to remove. help.

Use vacuum cleaner down into disposal.
Copy following link for general troubleshoot tips:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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How to Dismantle an Under the Sink Garbage Disposal


Full user manual for this here. Cleaning it etc.
Don't think you would destroy the seal if you are careful. Sure you could get a spare if you did from their answerline at top of manual.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9725184/Badger-5-garbage-disposal-user-manual

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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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How do you fix a flywheel seal in a garbage disposal?


I'm not sure what a flywheel seal is but I'm going to tell you to just remove the unit. I know it seems intimidating but these things are so super easy to remove you'll be amazed. From there you can dismantle it or replace it. There really isn't a whole lot to them. You'll see : )

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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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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.


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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.


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It's a drain clog within the disposal. Try a drain cleaner, if no luck, you will likely need to replace it.

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