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Model Badger 500

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Badger 500 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

$99.96 /each
  • Replacement is easy with the Quick Lock sink mount
  • 1/2 HP Dura-Drive heavy duty induction motor
  • 2-year In-Home limited warranty service

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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.

  • Rugged galvanized steel construction for disposer durability
  • 2-year we come to you in-home service warranty from InSinkErator covers repair or replacement by an authorized dealer
  • Quick Lock sink mount allows for easy installation and disposer replacement
  • 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. and sold exclusively at The Home Depot
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My 5 is leaking out the bottom. Took apart-the "sealed" metal part under the blades is rotted through. Is it replaceable

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August 11, 2016
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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.
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Carl
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August 9, 2016
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It's not worth the time.......... once these cheap disposals start to go just buy a new one for 80 bucks .......
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August 9, 2016
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I don't really know if that can be replaced, but I doubt it. You would have to contact Badger Co. to get the replacement part (if there is one available) -- so ask them. Seems to me that you would spend about $80.00 worth of money, time and effort to fix a $60.00 item and when you are done -- you still have an old disposal. Good Luck!
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Val Verde, CA
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August 8, 2016
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I recommend upgrading to a better unit. We've had a lot of problems with these disposals at our rental properties. If you can spend a little more and get the upgraded model like the 900 or Evolution. They're much better made and will last much longer. I hope this helps.
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August 8, 2016
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Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. I do apologize for the inconvenience that you encountered with your household disposer. Our customer’s experience and satisfaction with our products are very important to InSinkErator and I would like the opportunity to assist you with this. Kindly send an email to insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com with your complete contact information and serial Read More
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. I do apologize for the inconvenience that you encountered with your household disposer. Our customer’s experience and satisfaction with our products are very important to InSinkErator and I would like the opportunity to assist you with this. Kindly send an email to insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com with your complete contact information and serial number of your unit and I will get in touch with you. Thank you. Read Less
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Fairfax, VA
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August 8, 2016
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I doubt there are replacement parts available, and even if there are, a new unit is probably your best bet. They're not that expensive, and who knows what else will fail in there next given that it's been leaking water internally.
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August 8, 2016
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Not sure...but, based on how long you have had the unit, it is probable best just to replace it!
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
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August 8, 2016
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If it's sealed, it's not designed to be opened. Almost all of these type disposals are not repairable. If you have one under warranty, if they ask for it back, it's not because they are going to refurbish them, they usually tear them apart to find the failures so they can increase the reliability of the product..
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Lee's Summit, Missouri USA
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August 7, 2016
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I am not aware that this is a practical replacement item. I haven't found such parts in stores. Each time mine has either had its blades wear out or the bottom begin to show signs of leaking water, I've always done a complete unit switch out.
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August 7, 2016
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Garbage disposals are not designed to be repaired and no parts are available to my knowledge. If the disposal has deteriorated to the point the metal has rusted and it's leaking out the bottom, the entire unit is probably on it's last legs and it's ready to be replaced.
In other words, if it's old enough to be rusted out and if you could repair that issue, the rest of the components probably aren't far
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Garbage disposals are not designed to be repaired and no parts are available to my knowledge. If the disposal has deteriorated to the point the metal has rusted and it's leaking out the bottom, the entire unit is probably on it's last legs and it's ready to be replaced.
In other words, if it's old enough to be rusted out and if you could repair that issue, the rest of the components probably aren't far behind. Like a really old car, fix the engine today and tomorrow the transmission will fail.
It's simpler, easier, and cheaper to replace the entire unit and live trouble free for years. They are easy to replace and relatively inexpensive for how long they last under the severe conditions under which they operate.
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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.

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Beaverton, Or
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August 9, 2016
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It's jammed........ the old broom handle fix works most of the time to free the impeller. Find someone who knows what I'm talking about to help you or try an Internet search.
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July 10, 2016
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stick the Allen hex wrench that was supplied with the garbage disposal into the slot@ bottom center of the garbage disposal. Have someone turn on the power switch and quickly crank the wrench clockwise that will free it, (be careful the wrench will kick and go flying) and u r good to go.
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June 28, 2016
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underneath the unit, there is a hole that you can put a screw driver in to try to free it up. Just make sure it is off before attempting.
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Use the tool that came with it to free up the jam...
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May 20, 2016
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It is possible that something small may have jammed between wheel and housing wall. There should be an allen head bolt at the bottom of unit that you can use an allen wrench to turn the motor break loose the jam. If motor turns freely, then most likely the motor is bad and you'll to replace the unit.
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The disposer came with an Allen wrench to free up a jammed impeller blade. Did you try it?
There is a Allen head socket on the bottom of the motor in the center.
Use the wrench to break the rotor free if it is jammed.
WITH THE POWER OFF !
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May 19, 2016
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Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. I do apologize for the inconvenience that you encountered with your disposer. Our customer’s experience and satisfaction with our products are very important to InSinkErator and I would like the opportunity to assist you with this. Kindly send an email to insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com with your complete contact information and serial number of Read More
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. I do apologize for the inconvenience that you encountered with your disposer. Our customer’s experience and satisfaction with our products are very important to InSinkErator and I would like the opportunity to assist you with this. Kindly send an email to insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com with your complete contact information and serial number of your disposer and I will get in touch with you. Thank you. Read Less
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It may not be clogged, but is it jammed? Sometimes something hard can get wedged between the grinding rings and keep them from spinning. Using the hex key, try to rotate the motor from underneath; if it won't budge, you have to clear the jam. If the motor spins freely, it might just be burned out.
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I would make the distinction between 'clogged' and 'jammed'. If you mean not jammed then I would not have a solution. But, if your clogged means stopped up then I would suggest taking the hex wrench that came with it, make sure it is turned off, and then insert the wrench in the bottom of the disposal and work it till its free. Be sure and take the wrench out and then turn it on. If it was free and it Read More
I would make the distinction between 'clogged' and 'jammed'. If you mean not jammed then I would not have a solution. But, if your clogged means stopped up then I would suggest taking the hex wrench that came with it, make sure it is turned off, and then insert the wrench in the bottom of the disposal and work it till its free. Be sure and take the wrench out and then turn it on. If it was free and it still hums, it would seem to have failed. Read Less
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My guess is that is is jammed. Take the Allan Wrench that came with the unit and without turning the unit on, insert the allan wrench into the slot in the bottom and turn it clockwise several turns. Remove the wrench and try the unit again.
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Does it has the dishwasher connector?

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November 22, 2012
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Val Verde, CA
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It has a plastic plug that needs to be knocked out before installation. Use a screwdriver and hammer and just knock it out. Remove the plastic plug or you'll hear some horrible noises when you run the disposal. I hope this helps.
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Yes, it has a dishwasher connection. There is a plug in the connection for use without a dishwasher, So, you have to remember to knock the plug out with a long screwdriver and hammer prior to using with a dishwasher. Also, remember to remover the knocked out plug prior to use.
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March 24, 2015
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Yes, you just have to knock out the plug inside the drain inlet on the disposal and remove after doing so.
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Yes. There is a small knockout in the neck of the connector. Make sure you remove the knock out before installation (only if you are connecting a dishwasher). Read instructions on how..
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it has a connection for the dishwasher drain that has to be punched out to allow water to drain thru. You have to clamp the hose to it.
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Yes.
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Yes. The dish washer tube has a knockout so it can be used with or without a dish washer.
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November 26, 2012
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Hello and thank you for your question. Yes, the disposer does have an inlet for the dishwasher tube to connect to. Please be sure to knock-out the plug (as indicated in the picture below - step 15 and 16 of the Instruction, Care and Use manual). You may require the dishwasher connector kit, which I've provided a link to. This product does not come with the disposer as not all installations require. Thank Read More
Hello and thank you for your question. Yes, the disposer does have an inlet for the dishwasher tube to connect to. Please be sure to knock-out the plug (as indicated in the picture below - step 15 and 16 of the Instruction, Care and Use manual). You may require the dishwasher connector kit, which I've provided a link to. This product does not come with the disposer as not all installations require. Thank you very much for your question and should you have any questions, we are happy to assist. 1-800-558-5700 Read Less
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Yes it does
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The disposal has a connection for your dishwasher drain line,,, just remember to knock out the plug before connecting it,,, lay the disposal on it's side and use a screw driver and tap lightly with it,,,also remember to remove the nickle sized slug from inside after,,,,
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I have a dual sink. Does this have an inlet for ewater coming from the second sink. Secondly, Does this have an inlet for dish washer.

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There is no inlet for a second sink but there is for a dishwasher. Normally the sinks are plumbed without both going through the disposal.
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No, it doesn't connect second sink to each other, that's done using piping that is attached to your P-trap.
Yes, it has a inlet for dishwasher drain, you just have to knock out the plug inside the inlet on disposal.
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Yes, has a connection for dishwasher, NO it does not have a connection for extra sink....but, if you do not connect the dishwasher, the connection could conceivably be used for the extra sink with some adapters....the connections sizes are different!
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Yes there is an inlet for a dishwasher, and you will need to plumb the wastewater to the sink with the main line going to the sewer.
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The disposal has a fitting and a knock out for your dishwasher,,,however you will need to connect the drain from second sink with a T fitting and trap's,,,
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April 1, 2013
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Hello and thank you for your question. The disposer does not have an inlet for water coming from the other side of the sink, but it does have a dishwasher dishcharge tube. I've included a specification drawing below to help visualize. The disposer receives its water intake through the sink opening where the food waste then enters the grind chamber and then discharges through the plumbing line. We hope Read More
Hello and thank you for your question. The disposer does not have an inlet for water coming from the other side of the sink, but it does have a dishwasher dishcharge tube. I've included a specification drawing below to help visualize. The disposer receives its water intake through the sink opening where the food waste then enters the grind chamber and then discharges through the plumbing line. We hope this information helps. We are happy to assist with any installation questions you may have. Please contact our customer service department at your convenience 1-800-558-5700. Thank you again for your question. Read Less
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"Does this have an inlet for [a] dishwasher?" Yes it does. The Badger 500 can be installed whether you have a dishwasher or not or want to install one at a later date. I have mine installed with one sink and no dishwasher. I don't need to buy a new one when I am ready to get my dishwasher put in so I'm excited!
I'm not an expert on dual sinks so I can't really answer your first question with authority.
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"Does this have an inlet for [a] dishwasher?" Yes it does. The Badger 500 can be installed whether you have a dishwasher or not or want to install one at a later date. I have mine installed with one sink and no dishwasher. I don't need to buy a new one when I am ready to get my dishwasher put in so I'm excited!
I'm not an expert on dual sinks so I can't really answer your first question with authority. By "ewater" do you mean wastewater? If you mean you actually want to know what would happen if food goes down the drain... whether you have one, two or even three sinks, there is only one drain that the food should go down to go to the garbage disposer. The specific drain will have a nice "In-Sinkerator ISE Disposer" writing on the drain. One switch will be on the wall or under the sink. Do not put food down the other drains on purpose because you could clog your pipes! Those drains should have little baskets to catch bits of food so when you are done washing or cleaning, feed that food to the sink drain that goes to the Badger 500. I don't know why there isn't an invention to keep all pipes unclogged at all times. In the meantime, at least we have garbage disposers. :)
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To your first question: No, the disposer itself does not have a second inlet. The outlet from the disposer needs to be plumbed to a shared drain using a tee to join the disposer and the second sink to to the trap and outlet. A "knock-out" is provided, along with an integral nipple to connect dishwasher waste input to the unit. Just knock out the pre-scored plug with a hammer and small punch to enable Read More
To your first question: No, the disposer itself does not have a second inlet. The outlet from the disposer needs to be plumbed to a shared drain using a tee to join the disposer and the second sink to to the trap and outlet. A "knock-out" is provided, along with an integral nipple to connect dishwasher waste input to the unit. Just knock out the pre-scored plug with a hammer and small punch to enable connection.
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This does not have an inlet for a 2nd sink.
There is an inlet for the dishwasher.
There is an outlet for the drain.. Make sure u knock the plug out before hooking up the drain hose.
Check youtube for disposal installation. There are several good ones.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worth Replacing an Old Design The Badger garbage disposals seem like the industry standard right now. They are quiet and work well. They are designed to be assembled very easily and include directions that are good enough for anyone who commonly tackles their own projects. Make sure to pop out the tab for the dishwasher drain hose if you are hooking that up. My old disposal was actually working fine with the exception that we couldn't find a splash guard that fit properly. So we had to cover it up every time we turned it or or we would get sprayed with nastiness. Also, my old disposal seemed like it would build up a lot of food and slime inside that would smell and had to be manually cleaned out. The inside geometry and design of the Badger does not allow it to quickly build up junk inside. My local Home Depot also had everything I needed (30 minutes before closing) to re-do all of the pipes under my sink. The old pipes were glued together and not serviceable. The guy in the plumbing department spent time with me to make sure I had everything I needed. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Where are the parts Standard product. Been around for for many years without any changes. Low cost. Not as noisy as the unit it replaced (same model). Does not come with connector that secures the electrical cable to the unit. Hole is there, but no $0.25 part. Makes one wonder where else are they cutting back? It is well designed. When connecting the unit underneath to the sink it is compatible with prior sink connector. Was not expecting that as the original unit was over fifteen years old. The unit is heavy and I found it difficult to lift up and secure it with the twist. My neighbor did it for me, without difficulty. He was familiar with the process and obviously stronger them me. Purchased unit on-line with Home Depot and saved $$$ July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Recommended by a pro... good advice as it is a good product Replacement. for an older model that started to leak. Seemed like normal installation. Disposal works very well. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Top notch, easy swap Replaced a 17 year old leaking unit in less than 30 min. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good one Good one, easy to install.. No real big tools required. August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Garbage disposal This is your typical disposal just installed it for my daughter and she loves it! August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great purchase for the money Disposal went out and needed another one quickly. Purchasing online was great and had it installed the next day. So far so good. August 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by In-Sinkerator is In-Credible The HD website described their options on what was available which was helpful before getting to the store. They had the Insinkerator that I needed and it was a breeze to install. What a great customer experience to see what you need, be able to buy it same day, and install it easily (even if I did spread the installation over two days.). August 9, 2016
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