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Kenmore Waste Disposal 587.70211 leaking at bottom of

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Kenmore Waste Disposal 587.70211 leaking at bottom of disposal, at the cover plate for electrical hookup.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. My name is ***** ***** I'll be assisting you with your dishwasher today. Unfortunately when water starts leaking out the bottom plate of the disposal it means that the seals inside the disposal are failing. This is not something you can fix, it's just time to get a new disposal. You can bring your old one into Home Depot and they will be able to match up a disposal which will fit in the existing plumbing under the sink.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Either it came faulty so you need to return it or it's leaking from the top flange area not the bottom plate. If it's leaking from the top flange area you may need to add plumbers putty to allow it to seal up better to the sink.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?