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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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Southfield, Michigan
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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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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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Farmington, MI, USA
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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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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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Woodbridge VA
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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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If i am replacing a badger 5 with this 500, can i reuse the existing mounting ring and drain assembly?

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August 22, 2016
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Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. All InSinkErator household disposers use the same type of Quick Lock Sink Mount. You may reuse the existing mount of your previous disposer as long as it is still in good condition. As for the discharge outlet, it is best to use the new discharge kit provided with your new disposer. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through Read More
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. All InSinkErator household disposers use the same type of Quick Lock Sink Mount. You may reuse the existing mount of your previous disposer as long as it is still in good condition. As for the discharge outlet, it is best to use the new discharge kit provided with your new disposer. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com or call InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you. Read Less
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Yes,
The hardest thing for me was I had to cut a wood backstop due to the diameter of this unit.
Use something to keep it lifted up as you connect it to the existing ring.
The nice thing is that you also replace that rubber strainer.
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Yes sir, you can I did , just make sure it is the same brand and size.
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Yes you can
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August 20, 2016
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Yes you can. If you are replacing with another Badger it should fit with a lot less work. Make sure you unplug or turn off the electricity before doing any work under the sink.
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You should be able to use the same mounting ring. I don't know about your drain assembly because I don't know what it looked like with the 5. My guess is that you started it in the wrong position. There are 3 several tabs and several slots on the disposal and on the mount. Like twisting on a coffee cup lid -- where you start determines where the opening in the lid will end up.
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August 20, 2016
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Yes , I went from a 5 to the 500 , was a piece of cake .
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The old one will work. It's a universal part. Just make sure you use the wrench to tighten it. It shouldn't leak, unless the old one was damaged when the oid disposal was removed.
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I don't know what a #5 is.
I replaced my daughters disposer (perhaps +10 years old) with this one and did not change the sink rim clamp. Perhaps the manufacturer would know.
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Hardest part is lifting with one hand and lining it up with the sink and trying to get the lock ring in place. Then use the supplied wrench to snap lock ring it in place.
If you need to replace the
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I don't know what a #5 is.
I replaced my daughters disposer (perhaps +10 years old) with this one and did not change the sink rim clamp. Perhaps the manufacturer would know.
http://www.insinkerator.com
Hardest part is lifting with one hand and lining it up with the sink and trying to get the lock ring in place. Then use the supplied wrench to snap lock ring it in place.
If you need to replace the mounting ring, don't forget a $1 tub of plumbers putty to make a 1/4" diameter 'snake' that forms into the gasket / seal. That stuff doesn't store well, perhaps a year.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2183 reviewers.
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 Easy installation. Except ........ I bought the Badger 500 to replace an InSinkErator that had lasted at least 20 years. There was no problem with the installation, hanging the device was a matter of unscrewing the old and screwing on the new. The instructions were concise but I ran into a problem connecting to my plumbing. The new unit has a bolt-on 90-degree down turned discharge outlet pipe but the old was a horizontal straight bolt-on outlet pipe. Check your installation, if replacing an old unit and the discharge outlet is horizontal, also buy a 1 1/2" diameter 12" length flanged strainer tailpiece to prevent re-plumbing everything under the sink. Home Depot stocks it for $2.58 (Everbilt model C9803). August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy installatio! this disposal was very easy to install since I was replacing an existing Badger model. I was able to use the existing mounting in the sink itself and did not have to mess with plumber's putty and making sure I had a good seal since there already was one there. The machine works as advertised and is quieter than the previous Badger that I had in there. in addition the space under the cabinet is also better since the unit is it little smaller because of its design. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Look at the ratings for the huge number of reviews. Hard to beat. As a replacement disposal, it went in easily and I didn't have to replace the mounting bracket, a big plus. The ratings for the very large number of reviews tells you this product has been out there for a while and those who've bought it are well satisfied. Decent price, too. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to Change over This product was really easy to change over, & quiet August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great I replaced an existing badger disposal with ease. I didn't have to purchase the extra cord or connector kit. Just twist off and twist back on with minimal tools. Would recommend. August 23, 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 Badger Garbage Disposal Was replacing a very old Insinkerator in a house built in the 1960"s. Had to buy a straight 1 1/4" pipe as opposed to the 90 degree pipe the product came with. Works great. August 22, 2016
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