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Trying to install new sink with Badger 5 attached. How do I get Badger 5 to release without removing.

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Take a screw driver and stick in circluar tab and turn whole thing and it will detach from top part

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In Sink Erator leaks half way down


1) Copy following link for troubleshoot and replacement tips.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

2) Insinkerator usually has 5 year warranty.
If unit is leaking, then replace with new disposal.
Waste King disposals have longer warranty, but local hardware sells Insinkerator/Badger for less.

Jan 18, 2013 | Electrical Supplies

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There is anail stuck inthe garbage disposal we can see it but it is stuck or bent in the side where the wholes are we cant seemto be able to move it it must be bent or stuck how do we get at it?


Turn power off.
Buy new disposal to have on-hand in event that nail cannot be removed.
Loosen 2 nuts on p-trap to disconnect disposal from tubular drain.
Remove disposal from sink attachment.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-and-install-Garbage-disposal.html

Once disposal is removed, there will be easier access to nail.
Use channel locks, vice grips, or any gripping tool to twist or bend nail.
Try to rotate cutter disk with allen wrench on bottom, or wood stick from above.
Use tips on link above to reattach / or replace disposal

Nov 21, 2012 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Is there a way to bypass the disposal to be able to use the sink w/o the water dripping from the bottom of the Badger 5 disposal?


If disposal is leaking, it has to be removed before it damages cabinet and causes mildew.
Then install a different strainer basket if you want to connect tubular drain.

Tubular sink basket
http://media.rd.com/rd/images/rdc/family-handyman/2001/11/Kitchen-Sink-Basket-Strainer-af.jpg
Disposal sink basket:
http://0.tqn.com/d/homerepair/1/0/m/0/-/-/sink_flange_noted.jpg

You can also buy same brand and size disposal and install without changing sink basket.
I wrote ez disposal replacement steps that show disposal removal and tips for connecting tubular drain.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7929008-replace_garbage_disposal
.

Aug 27, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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We are getting granite and a new sink. I have the Badger 5 disposal. While removing it--the bolt was on way too tight--a picle of the bolt broke off and is inside still attached. Is there anything I...


I'm not sure what bolt you are talking about.
The sink strainer attaches to bottom of sink with 3 bolts.
If bolts breaks, you can substitute ordinary 1/4" hex bolt.

If a bolt is broken off inside something metal, then you can drill a small hole in the broken bolt.
Then remove bolt using a screw extractor available hardware or auto parts store.
You can drill out the bolt, and then re-thread the hole.
I suggest you take the part in question to hardware store.
I used to work hardware/home-center, and those guys can get eyes on the job and offer best solution.

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Feb 16, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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My badger 5 is leaking from the bottom around what seems to be the electrical cord opening. any suggestions


Your disposal is rusted out and needs replacement.

Garbage disposal mechanism cannot be disassembled for repairs.
Here are basic disposal parts:
1) Sink basket that connects to sink and is held with 3 screws from below.
2) Disposal body which connects to sink basket using metal ring.
3) Rubber washer between disposal and sink basket.
4) Dishwasher connects to upper part of disposal with a hose.
5) Electric wire coming from disposal switch connects to disposal near red reset button.
6) Tubular drain pipe connects to side of disposal

You might be able to buy time filling hole with epoxy or silicone caulk and let dry for 2 days.
10-year old garbage disposal had a good run.
Disposal will need to be replaced at some point.

When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same size and brand disposal.
That way we didn't have to change out sink basket or move pipes around under the sink.
How to: Disconnect 2 nuts on p-trap and trap falls loose.
Using hammer and screwdriver, rotate steel connector disk that holds disposal to sink basket, and disposal comes off.
Before installing new disposal.
Attach electric wire to new disposal, black wire to black and white to white, and push in red reset button.
Attach dishwasher tube to new disposal. Knock out plug inside dishwasher opening.
Lift new disposal up into place, and attach to old sink basket.
There is a rubber washer between disposal and sink basket, Use new washer.
Connector ring catches at three points, all three have to connect.
You can use bottle jack to lift disposal if you have problem.
Re-assemble tubular pipe.

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Image shows direction for connecting new disposal.

If this is your home, you want new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
Buy a tub of plumbers putty also.
Remove 3 screws that hold sink basket, remove basket and clean sink opening.
Put finger-size roll of plumbers putty around sink opening, and then push new strainer basket into plumbers putty.
Tighten basket from below, wipe away excess putty around sink opening.
Install new disposal as described above.

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Tips for tubular pipes:
When taking apart tubular pipes, start at p-trap and take apart as few pieces as needed to do job.
On image above, loosen both upper and lower nuts, trap falls loose, and then work on disposal.
Any tubular drain pipe that gets moved while working under sink needs to be disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled.
Metal pipes have rubber washer >> always use new rubber washers.
Plastic pipes have plastic washers > plastic washers can be cleaned and re-used.
Plastic washers have flat side that goes toward nut, tapered side away from nut.

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When reassembling tubular pipe, we use rectorseal on washers and joints.
Slap a good amount on washer just before pushing washer in place and attaching nut.
Rectorseal will ensure tubular drain pipes won't leak.


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Jan 11, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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How do you disassemble the Badger5 1/2 horsepower sink erator.model #5-81


The badger has two parts:
1) The sink strainer basket that attaches to sink with three screws visible from below.
2) The disposal which connects to sink basket with connector ring.
There is a rubber washer between disposal and sink basket

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If you drop disposal loose from the sink, you can get spoons and other stuff out.
The disposal itself does not come apart for repairs.

I wrote tips for replacing disposal, which include information you might be able to use:

When I worked apartment maintenance, we replaced disposal with same brand disposal.
That way we didn't have to change out sink basket or move pipes around under the sink.
How to: Disconnect 2 nuts on p-trap and trap falls loose.
Rotate steel connector disk that holds disposal to sink basket, and disposal comes off.
Before installing new disposal.
Attach electric wire to new disposal, and push in reset button.
Attach dishwasher tube to new disposal. Knock out plug inside dishwasher opening.
Push new disposal up into place, and attach to old sink basket.
There is a rubber washer between disposal and sink basket, use new washer.
Attachment ring catches at three points, all three have to connect.
You can use bottle jack to lift disposal if you have problem.
Re-assemble tubular pipe.

If this is your home, you want new sink basket that comes with new disposal because it looks shiny and new.
Buy a tub of plumbers putty also.
Remove old sink basket and clean sink opening.
Put finger-size roll of plumbers putty around sink opening, and then push new strainer basket into plumbers putty.
Tighten basket from below, wipe away excess putty around sink opening.
Install new disposal as described above.

geno_3245_220.jpg

Tips for tubular pipes:
When taking apart tubular pipes, start at p-trap and take apart as few pieces as needed to do job.
On image below, loosen both upper and lower nuts, trap falls loose, and then work on disposal.
Any tubular drain pipe that gets moved while working under sink needs to be disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled.
Metal pipes have rubber washer >> always use new rubber washers.
Plastic pipes have plastic washers > plastic washers can be cleaned and re-used.
Plastic washers have flat side that goes toward nut, tapered side away from nut.

geno_3245_219.jpg

When reassembling tubular pipe, we use rectorseal on washers and joints.
Slap a good amount on washer just before pushing washer in place and attaching nut.
Rectorseal will ensure tubular drain pipes won't leak.

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Jan 03, 2011 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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There is water leaking down the electric wire at the bottom of the unit. What could cause this? the unit works just fine.


Once disposal rusts out, it needs replacement.
Usually if sink basket seal is broken or if dishwasher attachment is leaking, you can feel water near top of disposal.
Use paper towel at top to see if that area is wet.
If top area is dry, then water is coming from inside disposal, and disposal is rusted out.

If sink seal is still good, we used to buy same brand disposal and re-attach to same sink basket. That's the quick fix.
If this is inside your home, you probably want to install new sink basket that comes with disposal.

To install new disposal, also buy container of plumber's putty to seal sink basket.
Remove disposal.
Clean off old putty on sink. It will chip off easily.
Apply finger-thick amount of plumbers putty to sink opening.
Set disposal sink basket into putty and push down.
Tighten screws on bottom of sink basket.
Wipe away excess plumber's putty from sink so it looks nice and smooth.

Before lifting disposal into place, attach electric wires and attach dishwasher hose to disposal.
Use hammer and screwdriver to remove steel blocker located inside dishwasher stem ... the blocker is left in place if no dishwasher hose is attached.
Disposals can be different: But here's the usual sequence:
Lift disposal with one hand and hold level. Push up strong while rotating attachment ring until ring grabs bottom of sink basket.
If you cannot lift disposal with one hand while rotating attachment ring with other hand, use small bottle jack from auto-parts store. And put piece of wood between bottle jack and aluminum disposal so disposal doesn't break.

Here's how to handle tubular pipes below sink:
Any tubular pipe joint that moved while removing or installing disposal, has to be taken apart, cleaned and re-attached.
If washers are plastic, then clean and re-use.
If washers are rubber, then replace each washer with new rubber washer.
When reattaching tubular pipes, apply generous amount of rectorseal over each plastic or rubber washer for first-time seal of tubular pipes.

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Nov 19, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Badger 5 is about 15 years old and is leaking from the bottom -- from the reset button, the plate on the bottom, and around the electric cord. Can I fix it or does it need replacing?


Once disposal rusts out, it needs replacement.
Usually if sink basket seal is broken or if dishwasher attachment is leaking, you can feel water near top of disposal.
Use paper towel at top to see if that area is wet.
If top area is dry, then water is coming from inside disposal, and disposal is rusted out.

If sink seal is still good, we used to buy same brand disposal and re-attach to same sink basket. That's the quick fix.
If this is inside your home, you probably want to install new sink basket that comes with disposal.

To install new disposal, also buy container of plumber's putty to seal sink basket.
Remove disposal.
Clean off old putty on sink. It will chip off easily.
Apply finger-thick amount of plumbers putty to sink opening.
Set disposal sink basket into putty and push down.
Tighten screws on bottom of sink basket.
Wipe away excess plumber's putty from sink so it looks nice and smooth.

Before lifting disposal into place, attach electric wires and attach dishwasher hose to disposal.
Use hammer and screwdriver to remove steel blocker located inside dishwasher stem ... the blocker is left in place if no dishwasher hose is attached.
Disposals can be different: But here's the usual sequence:
Lift disposal with one hand and hold level. Push up strong while rotating attachment ring until ring grabs bottom of sink basket.
If you cannot lift disposal with one hand while rotating attachment ring with other hand, use small bottle jack from auto-parts store. And put piece of wood between bottle jack and aluminum disposal so disposal doesn't break.

Here's how to handle tubular pipes below sink:
Any tubular pipe joint that moved while removing or installing disposal, has to be taken apart, cleaned and re-attached.
If washers are plastic, then clean and re-use.
If washers are rubber, then replace each washer with new rubber washer.
When reattaching tubular pipes, apply generous amount of rectorseal over each plastic or rubber washer for first-time seal of tubular pipes.

geno_3245_76.jpg

Nov 18, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Attaching dishwasher drain hose.


Are you talking about the "barbed attachment" on the disposal? If so, simply use a screwdriver and hammer to knock it out. Make sure you reach into the disposal (through the sink) to get this piece of plastic out after. Good luck

Jan 10, 2010 | Ace Hardware InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP...

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Badger 5 EX 3/4 Hp In sink Erator


the disposal is attache to the button of th sink by means of ring and clamps.
take a look how th ekitchen sink is mounted. the disposal is mounted the same way. you may need to get new rubber seal and a new plate for the buttom, where the screws is. you can take the ring to the near home center of plumbing store, and get a replacement.

you can use "plumber's putty", or " goop" .thing else will keep the water out.

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