Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed 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 plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This location often 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to find and finish simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when attempting to handle the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert technician like one from Golden Seal Service Experts diagnose and take care of the problem can help locate other components that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.