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 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 cracked
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This spot commonly 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 locate and finish simple repairs, so include that in the cost when attempting to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a professional technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning identify and fix the problem can help locate other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.