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Garbage Disposer Leaks From The Bottom or Side

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Garbage disposer leaks from the bottom or side are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Garbage disposer leaks from the bottom or side

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Cause 1Non Serviceable Motor

If water leaks from the bottom or side of the garbage disposer, this indicates that the motor seal is defective and water is seeping into the motor housing. The motor seal is not repairable—if the motor seal is at fault, you must replace the entire disposer.