Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a fatigued or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Wear and tear on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This spot commonly suffers from 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to locate and complete simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to tackle the problem without professional help.
Having an Expert technician like one from Jack Nelson Service Experts diagnose and repair the problem can help catch other components that may be about to break. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.