Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can identify the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This area commonly experiences 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 replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to locate and finish simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when choosing to handle the problem on your own.
Having an Expert technician like one from Fras-Air/General Service Experts determine and take care of the problem can help find other components that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.