Model # Badger 500

Internet #203144509

Store SKU #795477

InSinkErator Badger 500 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
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InSinkErator

Badger 500 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

  • Sold exclusively at The Home Depot
  • 1/2 HP Dura-Drive heavy duty induction motor
  • 2-year In-Home limited warranty service
$99.96 /each

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Badger Food garbage disposals are a reliable and functional choice when affordability is the prime concern. Badger 500 features a 1/2-horsepower heavy-duty quiet Dura-Drive induction motor, rugged galvanized steel construction and a space-saving compact design.

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After 1 year, my InSinkErator Badger 500 is not working. It is not clogged and just "humms" so I know it has electric.

Any suggestions?
Asked by: Brent
these things are junk because the grind chamber isn't stainless steel. If you don't maintain it right everything goes rusty and the motor doesn't have the potential to overcome the rusty bearings and seal's resistance. Buy stainless people!
Answered by: McLovin
Date published: 2016-10-21

If i am replacing a badger 5 with this 500, can i reuse the existing mounting ring and drain assembly?

Example: I have looked at the manual and can't figure out what I did wrong.
Asked by: Doug
Yes you can; practice with the new one on the unit so you know how it works.
Answered by: CKP70
Date published: 2017-02-20

My 5 is leaking out the bottom. Took apart-the "sealed" metal part under the blades is rotted through. Is it replaceable

Asked by: Jes
Jes, I don't believe it is replaceable. There is a part1 & 2 video clip posted on youtube by Zabba 501 who shows how he fixed his rusted unit with using that flex seal rubber coating spray to seal the small pin holes. Depending on the size of your unit's rusted holes you may need to use something else like roofing tar. Hope this helps, Carl
Answered by: CKP70
Date published: 2016-10-19

Does this unit come with the Power Cord in the box?

Asked by: BP1028
No. You can use your old power cord by simply unscrewing the cover plate and untwisting the wire nut. Then, reassemble.
Answered by: Derek
Date published: 2016-12-06
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Badger 500 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2713.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got this to replace a 15 year old Badger 5. I was a little hesistant at first because the old Bad... Got this to replace a 15 year old Badger 5. I was a little hesistant at first because the old Badger was somewhat noisy. But to my surprise after the easy installation I found this Badger 500 to be fairly quiet. It does not come with a power cord nor cord strain relief. I was able to remove the power cord from the old disposal and re-purpose it on the new disposal. The new disposal works well.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is probably the 3rd InSinkErator disposal I have put in over the last 10 years. Unfortunate... This is probably the 3rd InSinkErator disposal I have put in over the last 10 years. Unfortunately, not much other choices in brands readily available. I had previously purchased the smaller HP units, but decided to go up to this 1/2HP unit this time. It has been in place a month or so and is working fine. But, who knows over time whether the higher HP will help the unit last longer than my previous units from the same company. On the plus side, these are a relatively easy installation. Since I already had the same collar installed in my sink, I just re-used it rather than put in the new collar.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The item was easy to install because we were replacing with the same item. The cost was more than... The item was easy to install because we were replacing with the same item. The cost was more than I wanted to pay. I had gone to HomeDepot.com and the price was much cheaper and the clerk said that they could not offer the same price but if I had ordered I could return to the store if necessary. I found that to be ridiculous and felt that the price should have been honored. Home Depot offers price matching for other stores but not match their own ordering center. I was very upset but was caught between a rock and a hard place because I needed it immediately and could not wait for order to be mailed.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product, fantastic price. This is a "medium" quiet machine but its way better than tha... Excellent product, fantastic price. This is a "medium" quiet machine but its way better than that. No need to pay another hundred bucks for a quieter one. Easy installation IF you know to use a small hammer to move those three knobby points that stick out from the screw-on ring. Gently tap left to remove the old disposal and start the new ring righty-tighty, using your hammer to tap it firmly into place. You will need someone to help hold from above and line up the unit to the sink drain. Put down some paper towels to check from slow drips and turn on disposal several times using water. I'd wait over night to see if you have any drips - we didn't, it was a water proof connection the first time!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Few Tips I replaced my Badger 5 with a Badger 500. Very easy with excellent instructions. Installation does require plumber putty and tape, don't forget to pick some up. Also, an electrical bracket accessory may be needed and not included..check it out to see what kind of bracket I mean. One more thing: the Badger 5 model is the same as the Badger 500. Badger 500 is sold in stores and $20 more. The Badger 5 is online only. No complaints so far with my new Badger 500!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked perfect The change out was easy except the tight conditions under the sink. The only thing I was disappointed in was when I opened up the box the disposal was in there was no built in power cord on the disposal. I had to cut the cord off my old one and connect it to the new one. I'm glad I had wire nuts and a cord clamp to mount it to the disposal . Other than that it is a good product for a good price . Thanks Home Depot
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was time... It only took a few carrots to send my 30-year-old InSinkerator to a "watery grave" ... (mostly watery for me...) Our new Badger 1/2 horse was easily installed by yours truly (a 50+ year-old-woman) whose mechanical skills rival even the best of do-it-yourselfers so if you don't have any confidence in your electrical and mechanical installation skills, you can hire me to install yours (JK).
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Met my needs but could have used a less expensive Badger 5 This disposer was purchased to replace a Badger 5 that began leaking after about 5 years. In general, the Badger 5/500 meets our needs. We don't run a large amount of waste through the disposer- mostly cleanup (stray bits of junk that accumulate). I was disappointed that the previous Badger did not last longer (victim of corrosion resulting in leakage). Installation was a 10 minute job as I just disconnected and spun off the 5 and replaced with the 500. I reused all other components (waste connection, electrical cord, etc. My biggest gripe was with the pricing. When I initially researched a replacement I found a Badger 5 at $79. My mistake that I didn't check for store inventory to see that I could only get the 500 at my local store. The 500, which is just a renamed 5, was $99. I could have gone on-line and waited two days for delivery but had already cleared my calendar for doing the replacement that night. Bottom line I paid $20 more for nothing.
Date published: 2016-09-20
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