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Old 01-09-2014, 06:59 AM  
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my emerson e30-5 is leaking from the bottom underneath my sink. any ideas what could be causing this to happen? there is nothing clogging it up and it doesnt make any weird noises.

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:16 AM  
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That link may give you some things to look for. If its working and making no strange sounds and leaking i would say a gasket.

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Disposal leaks happen from three locations typically. (1) the plumber's putty has failed in the sink, (2) the pipes are loose or the seal rings are cracked, (3) a leak has developed internally, allowing water to rust out the bottom of the disposal.

You need to inspect the disposal closely with a strong light. Run water in the sink and run the disposal. Looks for the leak source. If it is #3, replace the unit. If it is #2, remove and replace the necessary pipes (p-trap is typical).

If it is #1, you need to remove the unit and clean the top flange and the sink hole. Roll the plumber's putty into a snake and apply it to the underside of the flange before you drop it into the sink hole. Re-mount the disposal. The putty should squeeze nicely around the perimeter of the flange in the sink. Clean the excess.

You can find "how-to" videos on Youtube showing the step-by-step installation. Bud's video omits the snap ring step which is essential.
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Don't for get to check the connection for the dishwasher hose. And welcome to the site.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:15 PM  
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Right on Neal! The drain piping (p-trap and others) are only part of the system. That pesky dishwasher hose can leak too and the water would drip from the base of the disposal.

Under-sink plumbin is always such a fun adventure! (NOT)

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