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My insinkerator Badger 5 plus 5 is leaking from the bottom plate

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.

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    have the exact problem. I did take the silver plate off the bottom, but it is nothing but a cover to protect the wires underneath. I am frantically searching the web for a repair manual as the company did not email me one when i talked to them on the phone yesterday. Poor customer service..dead end there.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem. I do not think customer service is even in the vocabulary of the Ermerson people I talked to. Sorry I could not help.

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Flywheel seal needs replacing if disposal leaks from bottom plate.

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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.

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Try this link to see if its in warranty or not:

http://www.insinkerator.com/service/trouble/dispose.html

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.

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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://66.39.51.245/wasteking/company/literature/pdf/LEGCOM-0307x.pdf

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    Isaac Brown Jun 09, 2014

    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://66.39.51.245/wasteking/company/li...

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