Garbage disposals are one of the most common appliances to break in a kitchen. But they also are one of the easiest to fix on your own! Below you will find the most common issues and how to solve them. As always, Bienvenu is here to help!
We hope you came to the right place for this problem! For older disposals, the general wear and tear of everyday use can lead to internal breakdown – a natural death if you will. But don’t worry we have a cure.
Give your disposal a good once over. If you see a crack in the body, you will need to replace the entire unit. If it is crack-free, most likely your disposal was simply knocked out of place. Reorient it, throw some plumbers putty around the seals and you should be good to go!
If your disposal is leaking from the seal that connects it to the sink (called the flange), plumbers putty is your solution again! Loosen the bolts, spread that putty and put it all back together.
If you have a dishwasher that connects to your garbage disposal (most do), the problem is most likely related to that connection hose. Locate it and check to make sure the screws are tight. If the issue persists, grab a flashlight and closely inspect the hose.
If it has a crack or an abnormal section that is rough and tough, replace the hose as soon as possible to prevent further damage.