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My Garbage Disposal is Leaking

Whether you smell, see, or hear it first, when your disposal drips, you'll want to get to the bottom of the issue. But sometimes the problem isn’t at the bottom: Your garbage disposal might be leaking from the top or either side, so there are three different places to investigate.

What's Causing Your Garbage Disposal Leak

The trash can't take itself out, but your garbage disposal should help you with that task. Here's how to determine where the leak lies so you can fix it faster.

Potential Issues

  • garbage disposal is leaking

At the bottom of the inside of your disposer, there are several gaskets. When one begins to leak, it creates a ripple effect that can cause all of the other gaskets to start leaking over time. The sooner you can get that first gasket fixed, the sooner you can stop the ripple that may become a flood in your kitchen.

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  • garbage disposal is leaking

The flange is the part of the drain that connects your sink to the garbage disposal. It has a protective seal around it that prevents water from leaking through. But, like all things, it can wear down over time. Frequent vibration or the disposer being bumped can help it along and weaken the seal further. Once water is able to leak through, the seal will need to be replaced.

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  • garbage disposal is leaking

After you grind something in your garbage disposal, the drain line whisks it away into the sewer system and out of your life. Typically, the drain line is also tied into the drain line for your kitchen sink. The weakest point in any piping system is where the pipes connect, and in most cases, that is where you'll find the leak. You'll need to replace the leaking section of the waste piping under your kitchen sink.

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