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Leaking our disposal is only 3 years old, this the sencond one in 7 years,disposal leaks out of bottom of unit

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First check and make sure that the water is not leaking from the hose connection to the dishwasher or the drain fitting itself. If neither of these is the problem and it is definetly leaking from the housing then replace. I recommend the Badger series disposal with a 5 or 7 tear warranty I have installed them for years and never had a single problem.

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