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#1 Posted : Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:51:05 AM(UTC)

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I had a drain clog and made the mistake of plunging the garbage disposal. That started a leak. I suspect I damaged an internal seal. There is water leaking out of the bottom of the case. The seal around the sink apprear OK. The label says this is a 5/8 horsepower unit. I see 1/2 and 3/4 units but no 5/8. I'm inclined to replace it with a 1/2, any thoughts? Also, are the mounting flanges universal? I'd rather not replace everything, but just attach a new mechanism to the existing flange if possible. Lowes, which is close by, has Insinkerator disposals are the a direct replacement for the Kenmore? Any hints or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
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#2 Posted : Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:56:27 PM(UTC)

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You can replace it with any kind and any make. A new garbage disposer comes with a complete installation instructions.


P.S. If you are going to buy it from a hardware store you can ask for a such instructions to read it prior to purchase the unit.
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