Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can find the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Wear and tear on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This area commonly experiences leaks as well.
These problems can be repaired except for cracks in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is your problem, you will need to install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to diagnose and complete simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to take care of the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning diagnose and fix the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.