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Old 09-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Cracked Housing on Garbage Disposal


I recently moved to a new place that's relatively new overall (only 3 years old) and just noticed today that the garbage disposal is leaking underneath the sink when used. Upon further inspection, there's a slight crack near where the top plastic piece near the bolt that secures to the top and bottom pieces together. I'd hate to have to go out and buy a new one of these for such a small defect when it works fine overall. Could I get away with using some type of silicone seal/caulk for plumbing or maybe even some type of super-glue like resin to fill in the cracks and have it last me a few more years? It's only made of plastic. I'm not even quite sure how it could crack when it's not even in an exposed area of the kitchen. It's an Insinkerator if that makes a difference.

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Sorry,but the inside is like a tin can--when it splits it's junk.


They have a warranty by I doubt that anyone keeps the warranty info---time for a new one---

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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I agree, too much tork and vibration. Nothing will seal it.
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you could try epoxy or on of the steel epoxies. when you replace it get an insinkerator with the stainless steel grind chamber and this wont happen again. sounds like it is a badger which is their bottom end disposal and made mostly of pot metal.
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Have you made contact with the company to ask them about the problum.
If yours cracked I'm sure it's not the first time and they may offer you something for your trouble.
It's free to ask.
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As luck would have it, it has a 2 year warranty and it's been installed for roughly 3 . So I doubt they'll be honoring anything at this point. It is a Badger 5 model and a quick Google search reveals that a lot of other people are having this problem too. Honestly, I don't even use the disposal feature since I never flush solid food down there. It just leaks now when I dump water down the drain that I would like to stop. I can replace it when it's time to move in a few years. Could I use pipe dope to cover the cracks with and form a seal?

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As luck would have it, it has a 2 year warranty and it's been installed for roughly 3 . So I doubt they'll be honoring anything at this point. It is a Badger 5 model and a quick Google search reveals that a lot of other people are having this problem too. Honestly, I don't even use the disposal feature since I never flush solid food down there. It just leaks now when I dump water down the drain that I would like to stop. I can replace it when it's time to move in a few years. Could I use pipe dope to cover the cracks with and form a seal?
listen ...to what is being said....if cracked its junk....badger 5 at lowes or hardware..75.00...simple install....ben sr
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You could always replace the disposal with a standard basket strainer and continuous waste piping. Set you back about $20 or so vs. a new badger...
Just don't try to patch it- waste of your time- wysiwyg
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I know this post is old, but I wanted to give my experience since I have this very same type of disposal in my home and also have this problem. In fact, I used epoxy putty to repair the leak quite successfully. It took approximately another 2 years before I had any more problems with the disposal, which turned out to be another leak of the same type. I just repaired that leak last night using the same quick method. It doesn't look pretty, but it works just fine. I'm no expert, but if you have a cracked housing issue, you might want to give the putty a try for a quick fix. I used Harvey's epoxy putty to repair mine. Just make sure to clean and dry the surface around the cracked area before applying the putty.

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