Question about Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal
I install the unit about 5-6 years ago it is now leaking from a silver plate at the bottom of the unit. It looks like I can remove the plate and maybe install a gasker of some sort not sure it will work. Or do I replace the unit. This is my second unit I never had to replace the first one, I moved to a new house.
Flywheel seal needs replacing if disposal leaks from bottom plate.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
If you remove the 4 male star headed screws that attach the top and bottom half of the unit you can gently pry them apart. Will be a little tough bc there is a tar-type seal along the inside. You will find a 2 plates, the upper flat one is the grinder and the lower is a bowl shaped plate which separates water from the motor. This plate after time gets rusted through therefore allowing water to get into the motor compartment and results in water dripping out the bottom of the unit. Discontinue use.
Unfortunately, this particular part is diffucult if not impossible to find anywhere. I may try to repair mine w/ JB Weld and some sheet metal, but I may have to buy a whole unit entirely. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 29, 2011
Try this link to see if its in warranty or not:
If its not in warranty, you can put a bucket under it and drain it every now and then. Otherwise, you'd probably be money ahead just replacing it. That'd probably save some headaches, too.
Posted on May 24, 2009
The bowl like sealing plate between the motor and the grinder bits has most likely rusted through. This is by design so you will by another disposal. Get a Waste King 2600 or better to avoid problems for decades (they use stainless steel). Alternatively, InSinkErator also has some stainless steel models (above the badger line) but are a bit more expensive. http://126.96.36.199/wasteking/company/literature/pdf/LEGCOM-0307x.pdf
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Feb 01, 2013 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...
1. Unplug the unit.
2. Tilt the unit up to where the front feet are in the air and
the back feet are still on the ground.
Please make sure the unit is propped up safely.
3. Now that the unit is propped up look inside on the bottom
right hand side there is a black looking accordion thing. This is the coin trap.
4. Clean the drum out with as much water as possible and have
towels ready. The next step you will
have the remaining water come out.
5. At the top of the coin trap where it is attached to the drum
is a silver spring with a silver screw.
Loosen the screw and wiggle the coin trap down from the drum.
5. Reach inside the coin trap and clean what is inside of it
6. Put the unit back together following the same steps backwards
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