Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a fatigued or leaky part, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop 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 area frequently experiences leaks as well.
These malfunctions can be taken care of 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 an entire afternoon to diagnose and finish simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to tackle the problem on your own.
Having a skilled technician like one from D.A. Bennett Service Experts diagnose and take care of the problem can help catch other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.