Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can identify 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 stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This spot commonly experiences leaks as well.
These issues can be fixed 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 many hours to find and finish simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when attempting to tackle the problem on your own.
Having a professional technician like one from Knochelmann Service Experts identify and fix the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to break. That way, you won’t be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.