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Drips from bottom of Inskerator Badger 5

My insinkerator Badger 5 is leaking from the bottom. Doesnt matter if running, when the sink or dishwasher is is use water drips out of all spots on the bottom And no, after a careful check it is not leaking from any "higher" seals or flanges. The unit is completely dry along its sides at top. However, there is a persistent drip from each the small openings in the bottom of the unit. Thank you for your help.

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Hi,
Obviously you didn't like what I answered you before, but if that is not the case and the leak is infact coming out of the bottom of the disposal then you are really not going to like the bad news I have for you now...
I had to remove a disposal today to fix a sink that is exactly like yours, so I took a close look at it an the bottom line is that if you are getting water out of the motor then you have a seal leaking where the motor shaft goes into the grinder part.
From what I can see on from this exploded diagram that is not even repairable and the part you would need is not available.....
So... it looks like you need to look for a new one... or check to see if you have had it less then two years...they do have a two in home warranty...

sorry I can't give you better news...

heatman101

Posted on May 08, 2010

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