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My moen garbage disposal is leaking out the bottom where there is 4 screws coming out the bottom, the threads are exposed out the bottom, one screw is leaking only when the disposl is on.

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Don to install a new one.
don't think it is a DYI and by the time you call for service it would be cheaper and use your DIY.
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Posted on Mar 23, 2009



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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.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009



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SOURCE: I have a small leak coming from the bottom of my garbage disposal

replace unit...period

Posted on Apr 06, 2009


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The 'red dot' is likely the reset button for the circuit breaker and if water has gotten past the shaft seals of the motor, it may present an electrical (shock) hazard unless that circuit is protected by a 'ground fault interrupter.' Since repair of these will cost more than replacement, I think yours is due.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010


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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.
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Turn off the water valves beneath the sink. Cover the openings to both the drain and the garbage disposal. Use an allen wrench to remove the tiny screw holding the handle in place. Once the handle is removed, the leaking is most likely from the seams around the large plastic nut behind the metal-like plastic cover. You might be able to see water dripping from around the big nut. Remove the nut and wrap nylon plumber's tape (Costs probably around a buck at any hardware supply store) around the threads for a much better seal. Wrap the tape tight at least a couple of times around the threads.
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2) When disposal rusts out, or bearing seal breaks, the disposal begins to leak from bottom.
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