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Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: October 05, 2020 01:47PM
Sad to report but this past Saturday evening, after 6-1/2 years of faithful service,
my trusty garbage disposal died.

It wasn't the typical, violent death from the wrath of grinding or abuse. It was an
unexpected, slip into darkness when its little induction motor failed; flat-lined!
Postmortem shows moving parts to be healthy, clean, and no real wear but one
of the motor coils has joined the choir invisible. It is a dead disposal.

Rejoice, I'm waiting for the replacement to be delivered today!
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 05, 2020 02:04PM
Mine had it's own little built-in circuit breaker with a button on the bottom, did you check that and the outlet power source?

Last failure I had was a leak due to something hard and sharp being flung at a thin part of the case and puncturing it from the inside.
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 05, 2020 02:05PM
Perhaps it's just restin'?



It is what it is.
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 05, 2020 02:25PM
There's a recent thread on disposals you may be able to get some information from re buying a new one.
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: October 05, 2020 02:29PM
Six years seems short lived...I don't want to jinx anything here but we're going on 18 years for our Insinkerator Badger 5 Plus.

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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 05, 2020 02:32PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
Perhaps it's just restin'?
Pining for the Fjords ?
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: October 05, 2020 02:56PM
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GGD
Mine had it's own little built-in circuit breaker with a button on the bottom, did you check that and the outlet power source? ...

uhh yeah, "but one of the motor coils has joined the choir invisible.".



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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 05, 2020 03:57PM
If you take a close look at your garbage disposal, you'll note that there's a little metal plate attached to it.

It has the "guaranteed to fail by date" clearly stamped on it.
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 05, 2020 04:17PM
What did you have? What are you going with? How did you know your old one was done for?

I still have a drip underneath. I'm hoping excessive use of teflon tape will stop it.







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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: October 05, 2020 06:02PM
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mattkime
What did you have? What are you going with? How did you know your old one was done for?
  1. Badger 100 (1/3HP)
  2. Very light use, nothing coarse, & not even everyday!
  3. Motor failed; "but one of the motor coils has joined the choir invisible.".
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mattkime
I still have a drip underneath. I'm hoping excessive use of teflon tape will stop it.
A drip indicates a misaligned connection or a damaged slip washer (drain).
smiley-signs003

freeradical, you crack me up ROTFL



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2020 04:34AM by MrNoBody.
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 05, 2020 08:20PM
I read that in the Robin Williams southern preacher voice.
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: Michael
Date: October 06, 2020 05:52AM
I've seen disposals at Costco for years. It always seemed odd to me because if one fails it seems more likely that somebody either hires a plumber to fix it or goes to the nearest big box place to buy a replacement. If your local Costco is close, that's fine. But if it's 15 miles away will you drive there while the thing is dripping below the sink to get a replacement? I have several times thought about buying one from Costco and just keeping it, but I do that will too many things and so have a shelf in the basement of "what if" things that I'm just waiting to use as replacements. So far, buying one of those will guarantee a lifetime use of the original!
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 06, 2020 08:08AM
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mrbigstuff
I read that in the Robin Williams southern preacher voice.

Death of a Sperm?
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: rz
Date: October 06, 2020 08:37AM
The one at our main house has lasted about 15 years. We use it maybe 2-3 times a week. At a rental condo we had, we went through three in 10 years. Of course, with renters, you never know what the hell they're doing with it.
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Re: Another one bites the dust, Garbage Disposal edition
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: October 06, 2020 08:45AM
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MrNoBody
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mattkime
What did you have? What are you going with? How did you know your old one was done for?
  1. Badger 100 (1/3HP)
  2. Very light use, nothing coarse, & not even everyday!
  3. Motor failed; "but one of the motor coils has joined the choir invisible.".
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mattkime
I still have a drip underneath. I'm hoping excessive use of teflon tape will stop it.
A drip indicates a misaligned connection or a damaged slip washer (drain).
smiley-signs003

freeradical, you crack me up ROTFL

When my cheap Badger failed it did so by rusting through.

So I switched to a 3/4 HP Waste King since it offered SS standard at a lower price than ISE models with SS.
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