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Our 6 yr old badger 5 is leaking from the bottom. Can I fix it or do I get a new one?

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Yes, you need to get a new one. Even trained InSinkErator repair personnel have told me the same. Their service call alone would pay for a new Badger and then some. You have actually done well for it to last a full 6 years.

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