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The insinkerator has developed a hole at the side due to the hard water. How can I seal that hole?

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Our super old insinkerator is spewing out water and gross dirt junk! What do I do?


It has to be clogged, try putting some Very hot water down the insinkerator. Remember if you have a dishwasher, it also usually uses the insikerator to drain. The Ice wont hurt the unit... so try both.

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My InSinkErator Badger1 garbage disposal has started leaking from a small hole (round, ~1/8") about 2/3 of the way up the back of the case. It's particularly messy when the disposal is running. Is this...


Your drain is probably OK. The disposal is going bad. You can temporarily repair the disposal by using plumber's epoxy putty ( found at most home centers for about 5 bucks) to seal the hole. Sand the area around the hole first, and then dust it off. Use about a golf-ball size section of putty to seal the hole. This is not a permanent fix, but it will get you by for a while. Replacing the garbage disposal will be the ultimate fix.
If after repairing the hole the sink stands full of water, then you know for sure that the drain is backed up.

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My Badger 5 is leaking from a hole in the side, close to the top of the disposal. It looks like a weld might have broken and punched a small hole in the side. Is this possible? I did have to pull a...


It is likely due to corrosion, the part is not likely available and the disposer must be replaced. You can stall (but not prevent) the inevitable disposer replacement by sealing the hole with JB weld.

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Water leaking from bottom of disposal where


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I have a Badger 5 InSinkErator and it is leaking, not from the bottom but from a leak hole in the top side middle of the unit. I can see the water coming out of the hole. Can it be plugged? the unit works...


There should be no leaking to the outside of the motor. If there is a weep hole, it would indicate there is a seal problem between the cutter blade shaft and the motor. Contact ace hardware and see if theycan give you a little more information on this unit.

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Water leaking during drain and spin


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You Need to check the following--

The fill hoses : These are located behind the washer and are connected to the water mixing valve and faucets. Pin holes and cracks on the hoses may cause them to leak.



The water valve: The water mixing valve is located behind the washer. The fill hoses connect to the water mixing valve. Inside of the valve is that the water gets directed to the filling spout. Water leaks happens when the valve develop pin holes or cracks. Bad fill hoses or water valve could be the reason why the washer is leaking water.


The Filling spout: Is just a directing part, this part directs the water from the water valve to the tank. Pin holes and cracks is what make this part to leak.


The tank : The major cause for the tank to leak is through holes or cracks that the tank develops because of vibration or metal items hitting the tank during the spin cycle.


The tub seal : The tub seal is made of rubber, it is connected between the transmission post and the center of the tank. Leaks developed when the seal gets worn out and it looses the ability to make a good seal between the transmission and the tank. A crack tank or worn out tub seal could be the reason why the washer is leaking water.


The overflow tube : This tube is use to direct the water away from any electrical parts like the motor in case of an overflow cause by a bad water mixing valve or bad water level switch.


The pump : The pump job is to remove the water from the tank to the drain pipe. This pump has an electric motor and an impeller. When the pump motor is turning, any water that falls in to the impeller, is push out to the drain pipe.

Most leaks are cause by a worn out seal between the front pump housing and the rear one.


The drain hose : The drain hose is made of hard plastic and some times it develops pin holes and cracks leaks. Bad pump or drain hose could be the reason why the washer is leaking water.

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Water leaks from two locations on my Badger 5, 1/2 hp disposal


These holes are probably due to wear, as they are at about the level of the cutter. In general, residential disposals are not repairable and once they begin to leak, they must be replaced. The Badger series is Insinkerator's budget line and probably has about a 5 year lifespan with normal use.

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