Insinkerator waste disposer( 1/2 horse Emerson Elec.) drips when dish
washer runs or when faucet is turned on. Connecting pipe from dish
washer and pipe to drain are both dry. Dripping seems to come from the
bottom where the power cord exits the unit.
Do these units develope internal leaks? Any similar experiences out
Yes, they can rust out. Had that happen to a Kenmore.
I suggest that you replace it since it will only get worse. The new
ones are much quieter.
Check out the InSinkErator Evolution series. I've installed 3 of these
for my extended family and we all love 'em.
Some home centers have an InSinkErator display where you can compare
the sound level of the various models.
Trust me, the Evolution series is much, much quieter than the Badger
series. Sometimes I forget that mine is on until I turn the water off.
Most likely the shaft seal located just below the "grinder disk" has
Not really worth bothering to fix, given the relatively low cost of a
Though, I did have an Insinkerator start dripping externally when the
upper black plastic housing developed a crack on one side last year. I
covered that crack with silicon calk which stopped the leak until I had
time to buy a new one and install it.
(W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
The speed of light is 1.8*10e12 furlongs per fortnight.
Could be a rust hole, guess I said shaft seal because that's what
usually leaks first on car water pumps, hose bibs and such, but those
items usually don't corrode thru their bodies because they are so thick.
Maybe the OP will disassemble it and let us know where the leak was
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