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
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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)
0.5 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)
0.5 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: 2018-07-17

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: 2018-07-15

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: 2018-07-17
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Customer Reviews

Badger 500 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 5843.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think the product is a Great product, I've used this name brand before and it's lasted for year... I think the product is a Great product, I've used this name brand before and it's lasted for years and years. The price was very reasonable and the 2-year warranty only shows that they stand behind their product most warranties are only a year at best. The military discount from Home Depot was very much appreciated... The only comments I can make to the company would be to manufacture the inside of the product of a non corrosive material as the nut holding it together on the inside is made of a different metal which started corroding immediately which probably contributed to the leakage of the previous one that work just fine though it started leaking due to the corrosiveness. And further emphasize somewhere on the product as a Warning to remove the Knockout plug, if they "put a tag on the hole" reminding consumers to remove the plug if they're using the disposal with a dishwasher which is probably 90% of the customers who purchased the item would be very helpful and prevent unforeseen water damage.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Have 12 rental houses. 7 Badgers at 7 houses were installed 2 yrs ago. 4 of them have already bro... Have 12 rental houses. 7 Badgers at 7 houses were installed 2 yrs ago. 4 of them have already broke. Water is pouring out of the bottoms of them. Under the blades that spin around there is a dome cover that seals the water and waste from entering the electrical housing part of the disposal. All 4 of them have rust holes, not just one but several rusted through areas. As soon as that happens you run the risk of being electrocuted from the water pouring into the electrical housing and pouring out the bottom of the disposal.The other 5 houses I have the disposals are originals GE disposals. They range from 50 -70 yrs old and still work great. I have called Badger several times over this issue. They have no comment, no engineer has returned any phone calls and they offer no remedy. I promised Badger that I will let every single person in the garbage disposal isle to avoid badger at all cost.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just add one mark will make the installation much easier. Too soon to rate the quality. If it lasts 20 years, then it deserves a Five star. The most difficult part in installation is lined up the top part with the lower part. Remember the regular customers are not the plumbers, a lots of us are the first time to install the garbage disposal. When you are in the tiny space and laying on the back with one hand to support this 7-10 lbs thing, feel like to support a 50 lbs dumbbell. With poor lighting, it is quite difficult to line up the top and buttom part of garbage disposal. Why not add a mark on the rings so we can line up them much easier. Not sure what do your mean about the innovation. This garbage disposal still can not cook dinner for me, and looks same like the one just replaced , which was 15 years old. If you like my "Add a Mark" suggestion, just send me a free garbage disposal as an incentive.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Install was a breeze Bought this disposal to replace an old Kenmore. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was exactly like my old disposal. I even used the under sink mount from the old Kenmore. All of the plumbing connections matched as well. It really was a true plug and play. My only regret was not reading the instructions. I have a dishwasher that drains into the disposal, and did not punch out the plastic plug where the drain tube is connected that allows water to drain into the disposal. I could not accomplish this from the mounted position, so I had to uninstall the disposal, punch out the plastic piece with a screwdriver and reinstall. I originally had a 1/4 Hp disposal and opted for the 1/2 horse. Twice the Hp and just as quiet as the original.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bout 2 weeks ago, I replaced an older insinkerator form 18-20 years that the internal seals faile... Bout 2 weeks ago, I replaced an older insinkerator form 18-20 years that the internal seals failed and started leaking water. The older unit was the same 1/2 HP,capacity and upper connecting ring. The Badger 500 instructions were easy to follow to remove the old unit and install the new unit. I had a hardwired connection for a wall switch that I disconnected and reconnected with the Badger 500. The tightening wrench tool made the process simple for loosening the old unit and removing it. Same for tightening the new disposal. It took me about 30 minutes including time to go down to the basement to turn off the power breaker and back on. The Badger 500 disposal runs well and is much quieter than the older unit.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good product, long lasting, easy to install and performs, area of concern the splash guard. Over the years I installed several Insinkerators in my homes and moved leaving them in place. My current home I installed one shortly after moving in and had to replace it recently due to a housing crack, it still performed great after being in place for 22 years. I have installed a few for family and friends and not fond of the splash guard, it does not last any where close to the life of the disposal. It is not strong enough to stop or slow down silverware from getting into the disposal. This is the only weak area of the product, that is not a show stopper for years of issue free service. The solution, buy a replace splash guard, install it and be worry free for years.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best designed of all brands I have worked with. It is a simple to install, sleek and ... This is the best designed of all brands I have worked with. It is a simple to install, sleek and quiet running. It is all the power anyone needs to grind down any waste that your kitchen produces, larger units are not necessary. The mouth is flexible enough to easily pull out spoons or a bottle cap. With the hex wrench that comes with the unit, any clog can be quickly unlocked. The sink adapter is heavy duty and solid with no leaking. Just love the adapter for a dish washer inlet. I only wish it came with a cord, but conversion from the old unit is easily accomplished. I buy many for installation, and appreciate the discount for multiple units purchased.
Date published: 2018-08-29
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