Garbage disposal repair

Discussion in 'General DIY and Home Improvement' started by rlouie, Jun 24, 2018.

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    rlouie

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    I've got a badger 500-1 garbage disposal that the body flange has corroded and is causing it to leak. From what I see all that needs to be replaced is the body flange. I am not finding it at Home Depot or Lowes. They want to sell the whole kit. Is that part replaceable or is it a part of the disposal that prevents me from replacing it??? I have found the part online but only online. Any info is appreciated. I have attached a pic for reference and as you can see the upper part connected to the sink is rust free. I'm a newb DIYer so I am asking before I order the flange only online. Thanks 2018-06-23 20.59.06.jpg
     
    rlouie, Jun 24, 2018
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    well I got no responses but I got the job done so I thought I'd share it here. The part was replaceable and the job took longer to set up than do the job. Unscrewed the flange and the GD came right down. Pulled out the splash guard and the flange came right off. Put the new one on pushed the splash guard into place and the most difficult part came when I tried to push the GD back into the quick lock mount. It need some pressure which was hard to do with one hand. This is where the car jack came in. Used the jack to jack it into place once I did that locked the flange in place and Wa La !!! done!!!!
     
    rlouie, Jul 3, 2018
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    Many thanks for reporting back with the solution :). Good work!
     
    Ian, Jul 5, 2018
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