My garbage disposal is making a pretty horrid noise. It sounds like one of
the teeth inside that rotate around a bolt as the entire inner portion
rotates, maybe loose. A little too loose and rattling a lot. It's
definately a metalic sound. There's nothing metalic in the disposal (aside
from disposal parts).
Is it fixable without dismounting the disposal? I may just buy a new one if
I'm going to have to unmount this to fix it.
In Sink Erator, 1/2 HP Badger 5. Says it has a 2 year In-Home Warranty but
I have no idea how old it is. They still sell it, so maybe I'll try my
luck and get it warranted.
If I opted to replace it, what brand would I want to go with? I'd be
willing to spendin the $100-115 range for the disposal itself.
<< If I opted to replace it, what brand would I want to go with? I'd be
willing to spendin the $100-115 range for the disposal itself. >>
You may have to increase your budget to get a good one. Consumer Reports had a
good article on the machines some months ago. Check it out, then decide. Good
Call the 1-800 number shown on the website. Give them the model number and
serial number and they should be able to tell you whether it's less than 2
If you're not the original purchaser of the unit, you may not be able to get
warranty service; however, it certainly won't hurt to look into it.
Insinkerator disposers are decent units, particularly the more powerful
models. The the 3/4 hp models and above have stainless steel grinding
chambers and a longer warranty. Although their "Badger" line is OK, I
personally would go with at least the model 444 or better. And you'll most
likely be able to use the same mounting flange as the old disposer...it'll
save you a little time.
With the full model and serial #'s, ISE can probably give you the
purchase date or production date, definetly worth asking!!
Something with a 4 or 5 year warranty is my first choice, 3/4 HP is a
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