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Here is a tip that I wrote about how and where a garbage disposal will leak andwhat can be done to fix it.
Garbage Disposal Leak from bottom of motor

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Posted on Sep 23, 2010

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If it's leaking directly from the bottom, then it's the flywheel seal. For about $20 you can fix this by unplugging and disconnecting the garbage disposal from the sink, taking it apart and replacing the flywheel seal. I've had to do this only once in my entire life, so it is rare, but happens.

If the leaks comes from somewhere else and just happens to drip along the side and looks like it's coming from the bottom, then you've got problems with the installation. You may be able to fix these types of leaks by tightening the mounting bracket and/or hoses.

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