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
$98.96 / each
If you buy 3 or more
$84.11 / each
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Product Overview

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

Product Overview

  • Sold exclusively at The Home Depot
  • 1/2 HP Dura-Drive heavy duty induction motor
  • 2-year In-Home limited warranty service
Model #: Badger 500
Sku #: 795477
Internet #: 203144509

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.31
Product Height (in.)
11.5
Product Length (in.)
6.31
Product Width (in.)
6.31

Details

Auto-Reverse
No
Dishwasher drain connection
Yes
Disposer Feed
Continuous Feed
Grind chamber capacity (oz.)
26
Grinding Speed (RPM)
1725
Hardwire Compatible
Yes
Horsepower (hp)
1/2 hp
Horsepower (hp)
1/2
Included
Mounting Hardware
Kitchen Product Type
Disposal
Noise insulation
No
Power Cord Included
No
Returnable
90-Day
Stainless steel grind chamber
No
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year parts and in home service

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.31
Product Height (in.)
11.5
Product Length (in.)
6.31
Product Width (in.)
6.31

Details

Auto-Reverse
No
Dishwasher drain connection
Yes
Disposer Feed
Continuous Feed
Grind chamber capacity (oz.)
26
Grinding Speed (RPM)
1725
Hardwire Compatible
Yes
Horsepower (hp)
1/2 hp
Horsepower (hp)
1/2
Included
Mounting Hardware
Kitchen Product Type
Disposal
Noise insulation
No
Power Cord Included
No
Returnable
90-Day
Stainless steel grind chamber
No
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year parts and in home service

Questions & Answers

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
Use an allen wrench or go to hardware store and get a disposal wrench (same thing) and put it in the central hole at bottom of unit and turn. If rotor is just rusted to outer ring, you may be able to turn it this way, until it can be turned by the motor torque. Use unit periodically to keep it from rusting up.
Answered by: Clark
Date published: 2018-06-11

Do you do installation for this product

Asked by: Randy
Yes
Answered by: James
Date published: 2018-04-02

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
The Badger 5 and Badger 500 are the exact same machine. The 500 is labeled at InSinkErator for sale by Home Depot. Other than the label, it's the same unit. If it looks different from the old one it's only because they updated it at the factory. The new Badger 5 would appear different from the old one and again, is identical to the Home Depot labeled Badger 500.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2018-03-24

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
It depends on several factors such as how long you've had the unit, and if it's still under warranty, along with what parts are actually leaking and available for repair.....the manufacturer's customer service should be able to help you with that! There are parts catalogs along with service repair catalogs made available for repair people for all the newer models and all appliances for that matter! And I've noticed over the years, manufacturers are making it harder for the average consumer to find these catalogs on the internet. Greedy manufacturers have always catered to plumbers and service repair people rather than your average do-it-yourselfer who is capable of repairing the unit with some replacement parts, if shown how.....and that's very unfair for the do-it-yourselfer who can't afford a plumber every several years because these disposals now rust through and leak and crack are not even made to last more than 2 years! I guess the objective is for consumers to have to buy these units every 2 years and hire a plumber to install them! What a shame and a rip-off to the comsumer purchasing these products!!! COMPLAIN CONSUMERS, COMPLAIN!
Answered by: NotJustAGIRL1
Date published: 2017-10-03
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Customer Reviews

Badger 500 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 5213.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Machine This is the second Insinkerator disposal I've installed in my house. This one is a bit more powerful than the last one. It was very easy to install, requiring minimal tools. It comes with an excellent step-by-step installation manual showing and explaining how to remove the old one and install the new one. It would be more difficult to install as a new disposal since it requires an electrical connection and some plumbing to connect to the existing drain. I was able to connect my dishwasher to this one because of the instructions, where the previous one was not. I'm very happy with it and looking forward to its service for many years to come.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Im selling my 15 year ould home and my old Badger 5 did a great job in fact every home ive owned ... Im selling my 15 year ould home and my old Badger 5 did a great job in fact every home ive owned for the last 40 years jas had a Badger The inspector said it had a crack though i couldn't find it but i replaced it with the new 500 it was easy to install i really appreciate that Badger has kept the same design and specs so everything just fit perfectly so many companies want to update their design so they can say new and improved Badger is a name you can trust and its a proven product whos design and products can standthe test of time You can spend more and you can spend less but reliable quality is right in front of you with Badger
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is good value for the money I had a Badger 500 that was installed 20 years ago. We never abuse it and we always try to keep it clean, which is important. It started to leak from the case after all the years of service it provided. I went to the store and purchased the same unit. Much to my surprise it was identical to the one I removed. That sure made it easy to install. No plumbing hassle or electrical hassle. All I did was remove and replace. In a high tech world nice to see some things that work well not get changed. If it last as long as the other one, I doubt I will need to worry about it. Great product, I would recommend to anyone in need of a replacement.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Badger 500 1/2 HP was easy to install with my new sink. It is quieter than my original 1/2 HP... The Badger 500 1/2 HP was easy to install with my new sink. It is quieter than my original 1/2 HP disposal, yet works just as well if not better. Since we compost the majority of our food scraps, we don't use the disposal as often as others may. But we use it enough to know that we made the right choice in purchasing this disposal as an upgrade for our newly remodeled kitchen — and for putting our house on the market. Great price, great product!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Replacement My original insinkerator went kaput after 20 years of my wife feeding it a steady diet of kitchen utensils. LOL It was replaced due to main seal leaking, so if I had replaced only the seal, it would still be going! Install was plug and play as I used the old sink basket, installed the new flange gasket, tightened everything, and plugged it back in. Took a total of about 20 minutes and now it's ready for my wife's next bunch of assorted utensils. This unit regularly gets fish cleanings, including bones and heads and is reliable, and not overly loud. Given all this, why would you buy anything else? Thanks for a great product! Gary Mound House, NV
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install, works great! My last one (same kind) lasted 7 years, so for the price, you can't beat it! It's a little louder than the more expensive ones, but it's no big deal. When you are buying a disposal, make sure it is going to fit! I first purchased a larger, more expensive one, then took it back because it wasn't going to fit without rerouting the pipes. So I got the same one and it was easy to install. Plug it in before you install it to make sure it works, and be sure to push out the tab for the dishwasher or you will have water running all over when the dishwasher drains. Just follow the directions, and look it up on youtube, and you will be fine.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I replaced my previous "dead" InSinkeRator with this one. Given... I replaced my previous "dead" InSinkeRator with this one. Given that I have only had this unit installed for about 2 weeks, all I can say is that it works. It's easy enough to install, and I was fortunate that I didn't have to change the mount. However as someone not used to installing these regularly, I had to enlist the help of my girlfriend to hold the unit up while I reached under the sink to twist it into place. From start to finish, including reading directions, turning the circuit breaker off, getting tools, sipping coffee, etc., it was a slow and easy, no-stress, 1 hour installation. If it lasts the 10 years of the previous one, I will be happy.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You should read the instructions in case it has been a while since you installed one. I have may... You should read the instructions in case it has been a while since you installed one. I have maybe installed a dozen over the years but now they come with a plugged inflow on the dishwasher scavenge. I installed one w/o reading the instructions since I was an old pro. My lady friend said you made that look easy but did I not feel stupid when the dishwasher would not drain. Easy poke with a large screw driver fixed it but you must fish out the nickel sized chunk of plastic or create yet another adventure. Count on 5 years of trouble free service if you use it regularly but it will kluge beyond repair if it sit idle for very long.
Date published: 2018-05-01
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