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Old 09-26-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Disposal leaking


I just replaced the sink flange that is connected to the garbage disposal, and the disposal is leaking upon reassembly. It does not appear to be from the flange, on which I used plumbers putty, but seems instead to be at the top of the disposal... as circled in the photo. It was darn hard getting that thing back up in there, but it seemed to be all done correctly. It is on tight. Is there something I am doing wrong, something that needs replacing, or is the disposal history?

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Old 09-27-2011, 06:33 AM   #2
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You either don't have all three of the lugs in place or the clamp ring is not rotated far enough to tighten fully. It could also be a damaged rubber seal.

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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Thanks, Bill. I know the lugs are on, because the first time I missed on. And it's tight. So that leaves only one final option. Well, this is an old unit anyway...
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