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Garbage Disposal problem

Garbage disposal is leaking from under the disposal unit....what is it.


I turn the water on and have a bucket under the sink to catch the dripping of water from the disposal.


It is a regular everyday garbage disposal that probably all homes have.  In my case, an apartment.  It is only 6 years old and I hardly use it anyway,

my disposal is leaking too, but from a small hole in the side. It's a Kenmore 115 volt model 175.60101. Looks like the hole is supposed to be there, little small, round hole, little smaller than a pencil. I want to put putty in it!

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Best just to replace it.

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not sure where or how its leaking.- ??. is it leaking out of the dishwasher?, or where the hose hooks into the garbage disposal? here's a check for you tho. make sure that the hose going to the garbage disposal routes
above the disposal and loops back down to where it connects into the garbage disposal. This will keep the water from back-flowing into your dishwasher. Hope that helps. gGood luck

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How is the best way to use a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals can be a great feature in the kitchen if there are used correctly. If they are not used correctly they can be a real pain to get unjammed or to get them cleaned out.
To keep a garbage disposal from smelling up the kitchen, proper use and care must be followed.


There are certain foods that a garbage disposal will handle well and there are some that do not do very well in a garbage disposal.

Some that do well and you can put into the garbage disposal are:
1. soft bones, like chicken or fish bones
2. ice cubes
3. coffee grounds
4. citrus fruit peels
5. store bought disposal deodorizers and cleaners

Some foods that do not do well are:
1. very fibrous vegetables, like onions, corn husks, celery, etc…
2. hard bones, like beef or pork
3. large pits, or seeds like peach seeds

Also, while it is good to run water while grinding food in a garbage disposal, it is not a good idea to run very hot water in the disposal. This can cause the motor to over heat.

Do not run the garbage disposal longer then a half minute after the food id ground up. Running an empty garbage disposal can cause excessive wear.

It is also a good idea to start a full stream of water and the garbage disposal motor before putting large quantities of food into the disposal. Staring the motor with a large amount of food inside the disposal is hard on the motor, and may cause a jam.

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When dishwasher is emptying it is backing into sink

there is probably nothing wrong with Dishwasher itself.
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usually, dishwasher drain is connected to the Garbage Disposal, but if the dishwasher empties the water into the Garbage disposal, if its clogged then water will come out of the sink. Same if sink is clogged between sink and sewer.

If you fill up your sink and then water drains away, then you know your sink itself is not the problem. If its only the Garbage disposal side that does not drain, its the garbage disposal that is clogged.

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Disherwasher wont drain out water.

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It sounds like you've done everything fine. I would disconnect the dishwasher drain line from the disposal, have a bucket ready and see if it will drain. It's possible that there is a plug or something else left in the disposal opening that is blocking the water. If the dishwasher won't drain with the hose off of the disposal, there is a problem with the dishwasher that has nothing to do with your disposal installation. Hope this helps and good luck!

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My Whirlpool Quiet Partner III is collecting dirty water after the garbage disposal has run. Is this problem the dishwasher or garbage disposal?

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If the plastic connector did break off then you will have to buy a new garbage disposal and replace the whole thing. Which is just a little heavy and time consuming but not all that difficult to do.

Or if it did break off, and your handy with glue, then you could try using a waterproof glue to glue it back on?

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