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InSinkErator

Model BADGER 5

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Badger 5 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

$79.90 /each
  • Replacement is easy with the Quick Lock sink mount
  • 1/2 HP Dura-Drive heavy duty induction motor
  • Galvanized steel construction for dependability

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The InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal features a quick-mounting system that allows for easy installation or replacement of most disposers. This garbage disposal also features a 1/2 HP motor that rapidly grinds food waste for easy rinsing down the drain. The garbage Disposal also features galvanized steel construction for durability.

  • Offers a 1/2 HP Dura-Drive induction motor for long life
  • Quick Lock mounting system allows for easy installation and disposer replacement
  • 2-year We Come To You In-Home service warranty covers repair or replacement by an authorized dealer
  • Power cord is sold separately for installations where a power outlet is present, most installations are direct wired and do not use a power cord
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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how to maintain badger 5

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January 24, 2013
any steps to keep it from smelling bad
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February 26, 2014
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Yes, first make sure there is no yucky food stuck in there. My mother tried to put in chicken skin and it never ground up and just stuck to the side. So you can imagine.. But.. according to the documentation, you should grind some hard materials such as small bones, fruit pits, and ice. A scouring action is created by the particles inside the grind chamber. Grind peelings from citrus fruits to freshen up Read More
Yes, first make sure there is no yucky food stuck in there. My mother tried to put in chicken skin and it never ground up and just stuck to the side. So you can imagine.. But.. according to the documentation, you should grind some hard materials such as small bones, fruit pits, and ice. A scouring action is created by the particles inside the grind chamber. Grind peelings from citrus fruits to freshen up drain smells. Use a disposer cleaner, degreaser, or deodorizer as necessary to relieve objectionable odors caused by grease build-up. (BTW, never pour grease or fat in the disposer, or any of your drains.) Read Less
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October 29, 2013
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My disposal came with a coupon for a free (up to $3) Glisten Disposal Care. I haven't picked it up yet but it looks like it is foaming cleaner for disposals. I've never had a problem with bad smells but I make sure to run a lot of water through it when using it. Most smells happen when people use it and turn it off too soon and don't run enough water through it to clear all the food out.
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October 22, 2013
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The recommendation is to run citrus peeling through it occasionally. Sure works for us.
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Philadelphia, PA, USA
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July 31, 2013
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I have used Badger 5's for years, and there has never been any detectable odor. However, my drain pipe has a sharp S curve in it. The water in the lower bend of the 'S' keeps sewer gases (and mice and cockroaches) from entering the kitchen.
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July 24, 2013
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Baking soda works pretty well and wont harm anything. Pour some down, some around rubber webbing on top. Then add some vinegar and watch it sizzle. Wheee!!! Leave for a while before running water/ running disposal.
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June 4, 2013
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I've used a wedge or two of orange skin. It makes it smell good.
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Mountain View, CA, USA
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May 28, 2013
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Cut up a lemon and put down the disposal now and then. Also - when you use the disposal, be sure to run water through the disposal for a little bit AFTER the disposal is turned off. This pushes anything in the pipes out of your kitchen area, into the main sewer line.
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May 21, 2013
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Plug the unit out and wipe the inside with bleach on a sponge or cloth. After that plug unit in and rinse with running water and some bleach. It's not necessary to switch unit on while rinsing of course hand must not be placed inside the sink drain when rinsing. Maintain this way once a month.
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March 5, 2013
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Be sure to run the water for a bit after using the disposal to rinse down all the debris. Add some lemon or orange peel occasionally. The fruit is good for you, the rinds are good for the smell.
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January 25, 2013
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Hello and thank you for your question. We have a great resource on our website that helps address odors coming from the disposer and other maintenance tips. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/VnDEt8 (copy and paste into your web browser). In addition to the suggestions on our website, we recommend running water through the disposer once in awhile when the disposer is not heavily used. This keeps Read More
Hello and thank you for your question. We have a great resource on our website that helps address odors coming from the disposer and other maintenance tips. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/VnDEt8 (copy and paste into your web browser). In addition to the suggestions on our website, we recommend running water through the disposer once in awhile when the disposer is not heavily used. This keeps the grind chamber clean and keeps food particles from sitting on the grind shear ring to rot and create odors. Using a product called Disposer Care (I've included a link below for your reference) also keeps the disposer smelling fresh. Thanks again for your question and we hope this information is helpful. Read Less
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January 25, 2013
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Buy some lemons and after juicing them, feed the skins into the Badger with the motor running as well as water. The grinding of the skins should eliminate any odor. Be sure to run the motor at least once a week even if you haven't really disposed of much and use cold water to flush the pipes also.
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Should it be connected in a line under the control of a GFCI for safety or that is not necessary ?

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No!!! This is not an easily accessed receptacle that you plug into frequently or use for other kitchen or household appliances like those in your back-splash or wall receptacles. It normally will be on its own isolated circuit and operation is through an off/on switch above the counter and not by plugging and unplugging the unit. Your dishwasher may plug in at the same receptacle but it should be on its Read More
No!!! This is not an easily accessed receptacle that you plug into frequently or use for other kitchen or household appliances like those in your back-splash or wall receptacles. It normally will be on its own isolated circuit and operation is through an off/on switch above the counter and not by plugging and unplugging the unit. Your dishwasher may plug in at the same receptacle but it should be on its own circuit and does not need to be GFCI protected either. When servicing the duplex receptacle make sure the disposal circuit and the dishwasher circuit are both turned off or you risk electrical shock and serious harm. Read Less
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Yes, anything mechanical, operating from electricity and is near a "Wet area" should have an in line GFCI.
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San Diego, CA, USA
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October 29, 2013
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Probably yes, but it will work fine on a non GFI circuit. Mine is in an older house that does not have GFI protection in the kitchen. If you want to be code compliant check your local building codes.
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Silverton, OR 97381, USA
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August 6, 2013
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Not necessary, unless the outlet is located such that it is subject to getting wet in the case of a drain leak under the sink.
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December 6, 2012
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Had mine 13 years and it was just plugged in to an outlet no problems hope this helps
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October 23, 2012
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Not necessary - it has interrupt/reset feature.
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Yes. Like other appliances it should technically be on its own line and breaker I always install on a GFCI. You are operating electrical equipment and are presumably using water at the same time. It could save your life or the life of a family member. Why risk it
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September 15, 2012
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Well, it's never a bad idea to incorporate a GFCI in a bathroom or kitchen fixture, but most replacement installations would be wired directly with the existing mains pigtail as the unit that you are replacing.
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No need since you are not in normal contact with the cord. However, most all kitchen plugs are on ground fault circuits.
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Yes. For safety.
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May 21, 2012
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Hello and thank you for your question. Unfortunately local building codes vary from town to town so it is hard to say if it would be necessary for your installation or not. The best thing to do would be to check with your local municipality. Thank you again for your question and interest in InSinkErator disposers.
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i have this exact disposal already i need just to repale the machine can i use all the hardware that the exact same one is hooked up already too

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October 29, 2013
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As long as there is not damage to the old drain basket, yes.
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In a word yes should take about 30 minutes
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Yes. I just installed a Badger 5 to replace it's equivalent and they matched up perfectly. This made the install exceptionally easy.
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I did. Online there is a model that has no cord and is much less expensive. Use your old parts to install
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Yes, that it exactly what I did.
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January 31, 2012
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Yes, the hardware hasn't Changed. Easy replacement
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January 18, 2012
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Yes, it will work with the old hardware. Just check it out for rust. My old hardware (and disposer) had rusted.
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January 17, 2012
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The only connection that might be different is the outlet. Your old one may screw on to the disposal. The new ones use a plate which will require a different outlet pipe but it's not difficult. Connections to the sink and electrical are the same.
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January 10, 2012
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Yes, it is very easy to install as a replacement unit of the same kind.
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Yes, you can.
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January 4, 2012
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Hello to you and thank you for your question. The hook-up dimensions for the Badger 5 will be the same as your current Badger. Provided your current mounting assembly is in good shape, you can simply secure your new disposer to the existing mounting assembly; the power cord can be reused as well if it is in good shape. If the mounting assembly shows rust and /or wear and tear you may want to replace. I Read More
Hello to you and thank you for your question. The hook-up dimensions for the Badger 5 will be the same as your current Badger. Provided your current mounting assembly is in good shape, you can simply secure your new disposer to the existing mounting assembly; the power cord can be reused as well if it is in good shape. If the mounting assembly shows rust and /or wear and tear you may want to replace. I would suggest reviewing the installation instructions in advance to confirm what additional materials your may (or may not) need for your new disposer installation. I've included a link to the product detail page from Home Depot's website below. On the product detail page select the "More Info" tab, there you will find a "Use and Care" manual. Pg. 3 will show you the materials needed. Hope this information is helpful and good luck with your project! Read Less
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does this item have a port to hook up a dishwasher discharge?

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November 21, 2011
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Yes it does.
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Yes, there is a dishwasher connection port with this disposer. However, you will need to "knock-out" the plastic plug in the "port" before connecting the dishwasher to the disposer. You should also clean out the dishwasher discharge hose before connecting it to the disposer. All of the necessary and easy-to-read instructions are included with this machine. Follow them carefully for a successful Read More
Yes, there is a dishwasher connection port with this disposer. However, you will need to "knock-out" the plastic plug in the "port" before connecting the dishwasher to the disposer. You should also clean out the dishwasher discharge hose before connecting it to the disposer. All of the necessary and easy-to-read instructions are included with this machine. Follow them carefully for a successful installation! Read Less
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Yes its a punch out
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Yes. Just follow the enclosed directions to knock out the plug.
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The badger 5 comes complete to install in a sink. You will need very common tools: screw drivers, channel lock pliers, and plumber's putty. The dishwasher hook up has a punch out that you'll need to remove (or oh what a mess you will have when the dishwasher drains). Also have on hand some kitchen sink fittings to attach the disposal to your other side, and or to the main drain pipe. You will need to Read More
The badger 5 comes complete to install in a sink. You will need very common tools: screw drivers, channel lock pliers, and plumber's putty. The dishwasher hook up has a punch out that you'll need to remove (or oh what a mess you will have when the dishwasher drains). Also have on hand some kitchen sink fittings to attach the disposal to your other side, and or to the main drain pipe. You will need to know what size pipes your sink has before going to the store. Read Less
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Yes it does.
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Yes, it has a punch out hole that is left in place if you have no dishwasher and is easily punched out if you do.
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Yes it does. You have to provide the hose and clamp, but there is a port which drains directly into the grinding chamber so any particles of food will be ground up next time you run the disposal and not go directly into your sewer line.
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November 21, 2011
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Hello to you - Yes, all InSinkErator disposers have a hook-up for a dishwasher. I have it circled in red in the image below and a step-by-step guide is located in our Care and Use Manual that comes with the product upon purchase. Hope this information is helpful.
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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't grind food fine enough. We had this installed with a kitchen remodel four years ago. Just two of us live hear now, so it doesn't get heavy use. The last year we have had plumbers out three time to clear the line that the kitchen feeds into. The last time I took a picture of the junk the plumber snagged from the line. You can see why the line closed up! August 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by As a landlord, bought 5. None lasted more than 5 years before rusting out. My old garbage disposals lasted decades, even though they were low end models. American steel. The newer disposals I've bought seem to rust away within a few years, either the housing itself rusts through or the plate inside rusts. Chinese steel. For my own house I bought a high end model and it's still going strong after 6 years with no signs of rust.. For my rentals, I've been replacing the badgers with low end Waste Kings but it's too early to tell how they'll hold up. I'm not sure if this generation of Badgers being sold now is made the same way as they were 5 years ago, but I'd avoid them based on my experience. Granted, they all lasted longer than their 1 year warranty, but how often do you really want to replace them? August 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to Install I was initially going to hire someone to install this disposal, but after reading the instructions and watching several videos online, I decided to do it myself. The process was easy, and I was done within an hour. Took a little longer for me to stop some leakage from the downspout, but that was my inexperience at play. Good product, good price. September 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Relatively inexpensive and does the job I purchased the Badger 5 to replace an older Badger from Insink-erator that was probably installed in 2006. The old one had started to leak badly and had seized up on me twice. The new one installed quite easily as it was a pretty straightforward swap. It does the job, but it is a bit noisy and vibrates. In 1996 I installed a Insink-erator "933" in my old home. It is still going strong, never a problem. It's so true that you get what you pay for. The "933" has been working for twenty years and is still chugging along, and the Badger, I think, lasted just about ten years. August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal I replaced an existing InsinkeratorBadger5 1/2 with the one above. Made it alot easier September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Does what it is supposed to do. Had to replace the same model that went after almost 6 years. I was hard in that one though and had aquarium rocks not fallen in on a few occasions it probablynwouldnhave lasted longer. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Put two of these in service for neighbors in one morning. This disposal was the same as the one that began leaking after many years of service. Remove a couple drain lines, take down the old disposal, install a power cord, install the disposal and start using the unit. Easy to install. August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by home disposal To replace my 30 year old disposal, fit the same as old one but much quieter that original. Big enough for single home use. Very pleased August 30, 2016
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