Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 4273
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mary Badger 5
We had the same unit three years ago but it rusted out at the bottom where the screws are & around the top neck area, so we had to exchange the complete unit. Problem was getting it out at the rust had corroded the 'ring' which molded into the metal.. Had to them buy a metal electric tool & saw it off with a very limited space, about three hours+.. Do not like the idea it does not have the electric plug already connected like it use to, so had to put that all together. The struggle was getting the ring up into the exact area while holding the unit. Had to finally call a neighbor & we struggled together. Now is is finally in & connected! I will see how long this Badber 5 1/2hp l lasts.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AKC DIY Installation of Badge 5 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal
With the help of my husband, I installed the Badge 5 1/2 HP to replace the old one of same model which has been used for the past I do not remember how many years.
Online order from Home Depot was very easy and it arrived on time well packaged.
We spent minimum amount of time in the installation as we purposely bought the same model for its durability and ease in installing it without having to alter the pipes and connections. It took a little more time in taking out the electrical wire from the old disposal and put it on the new one as it took some wriggling to successfully squeezing the wire into the tiny slot at the bottom of the new disposal. Also we did not follow the instructions by putting the gasket inside the drain outlet before we connect the pipe, instead we wrapped the gasket around the pipe, then insert it into the disposal drain hole, then screwed tight the metal plate, this way we did not have to cut short the pipe and had just enough room to fully insert the pipe into the drain hole. It worked, and no leakage.!!
Attached picture shows our achievement in this project.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob Perfect Fit!
I really blew it and I caused my original Badger to fail -- I attempted to clear a clog by using a toilet plunger in the sink opening. BIG MISTAKE! That caused the Badger's shaft seal to fail and the water leaked into my under-sink space. The good news is that the replacement fit perfectly and required little installation angst. It's a great product that I recommend to all users.
July 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Just installed June, 2016
Replaced an existing Badger 5 that failed in less than 10 years. If it hadn't been a replacement, I would have need to make an extra trip to the hardware store for a cable clamp ($1.54 at Home Depot), which Insinkerator did not include... and HD did not tell us on their website. It was only when I removed the item from the box for install that the cable clamp was listed with "tools" as an item I would need for the install. Seriously?
July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Alice Leakage Problems Eventually
Please read the reviews carefully regarding leakage problems. I bought an Insinkerator Badger 5 garbage disposal less than 7 years ago and had to replace it last week due to leakage. At the time I had a professional plumber install it so know that it was not due to an installation problem. I never use any chemical or drain cleaners and do not heavily use any disposal. I recently read online that leakage was and maybe is a common problem with this product. I wish I knew about this problem years ago but will never buy an Insinkerator disposal again. I feel that the company should have issued a recall and a refund or new disposal as soon as they learned about the problem. The reply I received from my complaint seemed to imply that 7-8 years was a good lifetime for this garbage disposal. Silly me, I expected at least 10 years of usage from it.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IWouldRatherBeSleeping Replacement of an Old Unit
This unit was a direct replacement of the old Badger 5 unit installed 10 years ago. The old motor finally overheated one too many times on celery and onion stalks and occasional metal spoons. I have had much quieter units, but my wife uses far more noisy things that the Badger 5 in the kitchen. I have two other Badger 5 units installed in the kitchen as the replaced one. They are still working fine after 10 years.
The replacement was accomplished in about 15 minutes and is working just fine. Just read the directions, I found some useful information and how to's that made it even quicker. I have removed and installed about 7 food disposers over the last 35 years and found the smaller physical size units easier to install and replace.
I will continue to replace with the same unit as long as the quality and durability is maintained by the manufacturer.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mammoth solid machine
It installed easy and the last one I had lasted long time. It comes with a decent warranty
July 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIY replacement installation as advertised
Purchase of Badger 5 to replace an existing Badger 5 that still ran but had deteriorated blades (old style with blades from center shaft). New Badger 5 is a different grinding design with rotating disc. As promoted, the new unit connected to the prior sink mount easily thus avoiding having to make a new sink mount installation. This unit must be ordered (not stocked in stores).
July 5, 2016