Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can identify 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 stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
- Cracks 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 problems can be fixed except for cracks in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is your problem, you will need to install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer many hours to diagnose and make simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to handle the problem without professional help.
Having an Expert technician like one from Atmostemp Service Experts determine and repair the problem can help find other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.