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Garbage Disposal Is Leaking from The Bottom

Garbage Disposal is Leaking from the Bottom

Garbage disposal is one of the most hard-working appliances in your kitchen. Any damage can almost lead to a standstill of events around the home.

Additionally, if it breaks down, it will become unsanitary. If you notice some water under your sink, there's a high likelihood that your garbage disposal is leaking from the bottom.

Several issues could cause the leak. It could be a drain issue, an improper seal on the flange, or the unit has stopped working.

Garbage disposal leaking issues are never fun and can be somewhat annoying.

If you want the problem handled as soon as possible, you need to call a garbage disposal installer to fix it. Still, there are some quick checks you can conduct on the unit before your plumber arrives.

Find the Leak

Examine the area to identify where the leak is coming from. Before undertaking such a procedure, you should consider a few safety measures, including turning off the garbage disposal, unplugging it, and placing a bucket under the sink to collect leaks.

When checking the unit for leaks, start by examining the connection between the garbage disposal, sink, and drain hose. For the drain hose leak inspection, the dishwasher has to be on.

If the leak isn't coming from either of these two areas, the next area to check is where the unit and the drain line meet. Once you've established the location of the leak, you need to figure out what is causing it.


Determine the Cause of the Leak and How to Fix it

The Sink Flange Is Leaking

The flange is the item that attaches your sink to the garbage disposal. This area is prone to corrosion over tim