Installing Badger 500 disposal


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Old 02-13-23, 03:42 PM
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Installing Badger 500 disposal

I put my old one on the new sink a couple of years ago with no issues. Replaced it with this one and after 3 attempts it still leaks. Did i get a bad unit or am I doing something wrong. Hopefully the pictures help. Doesn't look like it's coming from the flange.

 
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Old 02-13-23, 09:26 PM
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There are two seal locations........
One is the strainer/mounting flange to sink. (red arrow)
A stainless steel sink would use plumbers putty between the sink and the strainer

The other location is the rubber gasket on the top of the disposer. (blue arrow)
It's important that the disposer be put into the strainer straight and that the mounting ring be turned until the catches hit each other. Basically so the lower ring cannot be turned any further.



http://ISE/ Badger installation manual - pdf
 
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Old 02-14-23, 01:26 PM
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Thanks Pete, I was hoping you could see from the second picture that it would not turn any further. I'll check the link and try it again. Must have gotten lucky on my first one.


Tried again and feel I'm getting it in straight. No problems running water. As soon as I hit the disposal it started leaking again.
 
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Picked up a new one today and its doing the same thing, so I'm doing something wrong. I'll redo everything tomorrow. I didn't change the flange or collar, just put the new unit on what I had installed before. I don't think its leaking from there but maybe I'll get lucky.
 
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Old 02-15-23, 04:32 PM
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You left the collar on from the original disposer ?
I'd change that.
 
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Old 02-16-23, 02:38 PM
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Yes but changed it today and no leaks. Either something wrong with the first collar, or maybe I had it crooked.

Still have the bucket under it just in case.
 
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Still a really slow leak from the back. It has to be that i don't have all three screws the same. Think I'll tighten or loosen the one in the back where it is weeping from. Any thoughts?
 
 

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