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My insinkerator Badger 5 is leaking from the bottom. It runs, but water runs out of all spots on the bottom; including the ara where the conduit runs into the unit - please help!

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Hi,
My bet is that the garbage disposal in not what is leaking... the connection to the bottom of the sink is leaking and running down the sides of the disposer...
Look higher and you will find your leak..

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Posted on May 07, 2010

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