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I just noticed that my insinkerator Badger 5-75 is leaking water from where the power cord comes out of the unit: replace or fix ?... And if I can fix how do I do this?

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To fix this problem you wuold have to replace the centrifugal actuator assy. part cost less then $8.00. not that hard to do the repair work yourself, if you are a handy person.

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SOURCE: I just noticed that my insinkerator Badger 5-75

Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak and what can be done to fix it.


Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

heatman101

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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Hi, the only plate that should be removed on the bottom is for wiring the power cord to the unit. If there is water leaking, specifically from the bottom of the unit, it's leaking through the enClosure assembly which is not serviceable. If the unit isn't that old it might just be leaking from the sink flange or mounting gasket at the top of the unit which at times can be difficult to detect. Or possibly the gaskets at the drain assembly for the unit. Hope this helps ;)

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Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak and what can be done to fix it.


Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

heatman101

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I just noticed that my insinkerator Badger 5-75 is leaking water from where the power cord comes out of the unit: replace or fix ?... and if I can fix, how do I do this?


If it's pretty new (less than 2 years) you might be able to get free service or free replacement. Apparently this is a common failure with this model. If it was me, and out of warranty, I would spring for the $100 or so and get a new one.

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To fix this problem you wuold have to replace the centrifugal actuator assy. part cost less then $8.00. not that hard to do the repair work yourself, if you are a handy person.

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The unit's seals have failed. The metal piece covers the box where the cord is wired to the motor, meaning the motor above it is already soaked with nasty water. It's definitely your best value replace the disposer. If you get another insinkerator or one made by insinkerator (whirlpool, kenmore, etc) you can hook up the new one in three easy steps.

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