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Badger 5 insink erator is leaking out of bottom. Is this a seal or something that can be replaced?

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If it is actually leaking from the bottom there is nothing you can do except replace it, there are no user servicable parts in the bottom end on disposal. I would carefully check around drain outlet and gasket where it mounts on bottom of sink. If it's leaking around drain outlet from disposal there is a replaceable gasket there or on underside of sink where disposal mounts. If you find that it is leaking from either of these locations I would be happy to instruct you on how to change them Hope this helps you, Thanks.

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