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The disposal is leaking at the bottom of the unit through the housing. No leaks at plumbing connections just through the bottom. thank you jack

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  • nwww1 Aug 20, 2010

    how old is the unit and there should be a phone number to call for warrany work if it is with in the warranty period, Insinkerator has contracts with local service people to take care of there problem's. I think its just wore out .



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Seal is gone, buy new one

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