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, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This spot frequently suffers from leaks as well.
These malfunctions can be fixed except for cracks in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is your problem, you will need to replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to locate and complete simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when attempting to take care of the problem on your own.
Having a professional technician like one from Sunbeam Service Experts identify and take care of the problem can help catch other components that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t find yourself repairing the same disposal two weeks later.