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Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. #5452688 06/13/20 08:52 AM
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Everything seems tight. Guess I need to pull it apart and see what seal is in there and replace.


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Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: Donald] #5452695 06/13/20 08:56 AM
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usually when that starts.. its time for replacement.

I prefer the waste king 1hp.
https://www.amazon.com/Waste-King-L-8000-Garbage-Disposal/dp/B000DZGN7Q

installed one in july 2015 its been flawless, works much better, makes less noise, than the badger insinkerator it replaced.

They make conversion flanges if you want to keep your current sink mounting flange.

they have a newer more expensive 9980 model.. but not sure whats better vs the l-8000


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Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: Donald] #5452719 06/13/20 09:11 AM
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Word of caution. 1 hp is a pretty big motor for a 110V application, make sure you have the wiring to support that load. I don't think 14 ga. will do the trick unless it's a dedicated circuit (like no dishwasher on it too). I know the motor won't be running full current draw, (like 16 amps) but just be sure that it meets code.

14 ga. COPPER is only rated for 15 amp circuit breakers.

Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: Donald] #5452721 06/13/20 09:14 AM
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Mine is plugged into a 20amp outlet it shares with the dishwasher, but IIRC it was 8amps running.. I should go check it again sometime.


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Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: JohnG] #5452733 06/13/20 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnG
Word of caution. 1 hp is a pretty big motor for a 110V application, make sure you have the wiring to support that load. I don't think 14 ga. will do the trick unless it's a dedicated circuit (like no dishwasher on it too). I know the motor won't be running full current draw, (like 16 amps) but just be sure that it meets code.

14 ga. COPPER is only rated for 15 amp circuit breakers.
1 HP = 746 W. P = IV. 746 W/120 V = 6.x A, which is not excessive for a 14 AWG/15 A circuit. (15 A circuits are typically rated for 15 A peak and 12 A continuous load.)

But, I don't know what the actual current draw, peak or steady state, of a nominal 1 HP motor would be. Perhaps peak would be a lot higher.

Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: Rand] #5452735 06/13/20 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Rand
usually when that starts.. its time for replacement.

I prefer the waste king 1hp.
https://www.amazon.com/Waste-King-L-8000-Garbage-Disposal/dp/B000DZGN7Q

installed one in july 2015 its been flawless, works much better, makes less noise, than the badger insinkerator it replaced.

They make conversion flanges if you want to keep your current sink mounting flange.

they have a newer more expensive 9980 model.. but not sure whats better vs the l-8000


Why would leaking at the outlet mean it's time for a new one vs just a seal or gasket or o-ring?

It's leaking down the side from the outlet. Not around the bottom.

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Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: Donald] #5452780 06/13/20 10:40 AM
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I just replace my garbage disposal two weeks ago. Caught the leak early, luckily. Wife just happened to be looking for something under the sink and noticed a little water. Had a bear of a time getting the old one out. It was locked on the flange and wouldn't budge. Had to get a drill and drill out the flange to get it off. Replaced it with a Moen. The Moen is much smaller than the 1hp Waste King behemoth that was in there. Wife is happier with the smaller disposal. Happy wife, happy life.


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Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: Donald] #5452802 06/13/20 11:06 AM
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if its leaking from the outlet usually there is an O ring there and it bad or the bolts need to be tighten

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Originally Posted by WhyMe
if its leaking from the outlet usually there is an O ring there and it bad or the bolts need to be tighten

What WhyMe posted.

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But, I don't know what the actual current draw, peak or steady state, of a nominal 1 HP motor would be. Perhaps peak would be a lot higher.


16 amps @ 110V, Full load.

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Originally Posted by Donald
Everything seems tight. Guess I need to pull it apart and see what seal is in there and replace.

I'm not sure what your setup is like but mine has a flange gasket on the 90 degree exit elbow held by two screws; Check there for a leak.


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Originally Posted by JohnG
Word of caution. 1 hp is a pretty big motor for a 110V application, make sure you have the wiring to support that load. I don't think 14 ga. will do the trick unless it's a dedicated circuit (like no dishwasher on it too). I know the motor won't be running full current draw, (like 16 amps) but just be sure that it meets code.

14 ga. COPPER is only rated for 15 amp circuit breakers.


1hp on a disposer is like vacuum cleaners and cheaper air compressors - a bogus rating. Kitchen circuits on any home built in the last 60 years at least are 20 amp.

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Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: Donald] #5453054 06/13/20 05:35 PM
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This does not have a metal plate held by 2 bolts to hold the output pipe. The output of the disposal is a short threaded nipple. The output pipe has a slip nut that screws to the nipple. More like normal sink drain fittings right at the disposal.

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Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: JohnG] #5453082 06/13/20 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnG
Word of caution. 1 hp is a pretty big motor for a 110V application, make sure you have the wiring to support that load. I don't think 14 ga. will do the trick unless it's a dedicated circuit (like no dishwasher on it too). I know the motor won't be running full current draw, (like 16 amps) but just be sure that it meets code.

14 ga. COPPER is only rated for 15 amp circuit breakers.


Keep in mind not all disposals use the same motors though. Insinkerator is an AC motor while most Waste King use a DC motor.


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Re: Garbage disposal leaking from outlet. [Re: Donald] #5453382 06/14/20 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
This does not have a metal plate held by 2 bolts to hold the output pipe. The output of the disposal is a short threaded nipple. The output pipe has a slip nut that screws to the nipple. More like normal sink drain fittings right at the disposal.


Sounds like an older ISE. I just replaced a 20-year old one with a bad bearing with the current equivalent model, and they've changed the threaded outlet to the two-bolt outlet. Seems like a downgrade to me.

For me internal corrosion is what kills them. I've gotten similar life from the last two. I thought about the "1.25 hp" model from Costco, which is cheaper, but it lacks the keyed motor access from the bottom. The only way to physically clear a jam is a put a stick in from the top to rotate the turntable.

We'll see how long the new one lasts.

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