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Garbage Disposal Leaking Water

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Garbage disposal leaking water 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 disposal leaking water

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Cause 1Sink Flange Gasket

The sink flange gasket might be torn. If the flange gasket is torn, replace it. In addition, make sure that the sink flange is properly tightened.

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Cause 2O-Ring

The O-ring might be torn or broken. If the O-ring is damaged, replace it.

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Cause 3Splash Guard

The splash guard might be torn or damaged. If the splash guard is torn, replace it.

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Cause 4Splash Guard and Stopper

The splash guard is often part of the main gasket. If the garbage disposer is leaking between the disposer and the mounting flange, inspect the splash guard for damage. If the splash guard is torn or damaged, replace it. On some models, the splash guard and stopper are sold as a unit. If you cannot replace the splash guard separately, replace both the splash guard and stopper.

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