Disposal humming but that's it


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Old 12-06-22, 11:20 AM
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Disposal humming but that's it

It was working fine Sunday. I can turn the wheel with a long spoon no problem. Reset button isn't popped, though I did notice a small leak there which has to be fairly recent.

Disposal is a 1/2 HP badger I installed 14 years ago, so I've definitely gotten my money out of it, but seems a shame to replace it if it's something easy.
 
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Old 12-06-22, 11:59 AM
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I just replaced a 10 year old one for my mom, same story, it was humming but not running. All I did was use the hex tool in the bottom un jam it. it worked but had a water leak.

If water is leaking the internal shaft seals are going and there is not much you can do but replace.
 
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Related question - From all the marketing, it appears that a new Insinkerator should just connect to the existing hardware and keep going. Anyone have actual experience with that?
 
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Old 12-06-22, 01:25 PM
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Mine was a replacement so it was simple, didn't have to change out the hardware on the sink.

I would have even swapped out the elec cord but the leak was coming through that and it was a slimly mess!
 
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Old 12-06-22, 01:32 PM
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If you are replacing like for like, you don't need to replace the basket, if that's what you're asking.
 
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