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If the seals dry out the disposal will leak. This is caused usually from non-use of the sink as if the disposal sits dry for an extended period of time without water going through the disposal. You can buy new seals and rebuild it, however the time and parts don't warrant unless you want to do it yourself. if it is more than 2 years old or you do not know how old it is you are better off replacing the device.

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