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
If you buy 3 or more
$84.96 / 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.)
12.63
Product Length (in.)
6.31
Product Width (in.)
6.31

Details

Auto-Reverse
No
Dishwasher drain connection
Yes
Disposer Feed
Continuous Feed
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
4
Grind chamber capacity (oz.)
26
Grinding Speed (RPM)
1725
Horsepower (hp)
1/2 hp
Kitchen Product Type
Disposal
Noise insulation
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.)
12.63
Product Length (in.)
6.31
Product Width (in.)
6.31

Details

Auto-Reverse
No
Dishwasher drain connection
Yes
Disposer Feed
Continuous Feed
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
4
Grind chamber capacity (oz.)
26
Grinding Speed (RPM)
1725
Horsepower (hp)
1/2 hp
Kitchen Product Type
Disposal
Noise insulation
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
Just use the allen wrench to free up the impeller.. just a reminder, also. don't forget if you turn the unit on, and it stops" humming", there is a little RED reset button, on the bottom, just push it
Answered by: Hibbs
Date published: 2017-11-16

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

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: 2017-09-18

Hi i have a badger 5 in my sink and i want to replace it. Can i replace any badger model?

Asked by: Kix
I replaced a Badger 5 with the Badger 500 and it fit to the sink perfectly. The unit was a little bit wider at the top so I had to cut the drain pipe from the disposal to the main drain by about 3/4".
Answered by: JPLlaw1
Date published: 2017-08-01
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Customer Reviews

Badger 500 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4094.
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 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 3 out of 5 by from Wait! Before you buy a new one.. Make sure you check that the old one is not just jammed and/or a... Wait! Before you buy a new one.. Make sure you check that the old one is not just jammed and/or automatically switched off by safety breaker on the underside of the old unit. If the old unit got jammed and overheated, the RED switch automatically shut down the unit, a circuit breaker. Unjam the unit by using a hex wrench on the underside to move the internal mechanism back and forth to loosen the jam. then flip back on the red circuit breaker switch mention above. The old unit likely will work fine now, or better then before. And you saved the expense of new everything plus intallation ( maybe $300 in total ). Remember these units have over 10 years of life expectancy and if it dies young, this may be the problem.. home depot doesnt tell you all this, rather keep selling you new units. Buyer Beware ( be smart)
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was easy to install. Took my time & did it myself in two hours. Uninstalling the old and rep... This was easy to install. Took my time & did it myself in two hours. Uninstalling the old and replacing with the new. DIY easy!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wonder why the first part of the review gets to be the title? This gets 5 stars because I have ... I wonder why the first part of the review gets to be the title? This gets 5 stars because I have installed a lot of these and have never had a call back except the time when I only got 2 of the 3 tabs on the locking collar engaged. (It was a tiny leak.) They work well. Their longevity is good. I have had one in my kitchen for over 5 years and I've not had a bit of trouble. Lastly, HD is very close to my house making acquisition a snap. If I could afford to pay way more for a garbage disposal, I could afford to live in a seriously nice house and hire someone to install it. My experience supports the idea that you can't go wrong with this one.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good so far quality means it does the job and more. I say so far so good because it must perform over time. On the good side it is quieter than the old one. On the Bad side I noticed the gauge size of the hook up wires in the unit is smaller than the old unit. Although the manufacturer tinned the wire ends with solder the installer must take extra caution when using wire nuts otherwise a faulty connection can occur, this would not happen if wire was previous gauge. Another issue might arise over time because thinner wire means more resistance and that means less current can flow and that means the motor operation could be affected
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Product was as advertised. Really NOT hard to install (Daughter and I put in new sink and faucet... Product was as advertised. Really NOT hard to install (Daughter and I put in new sink and faucet and this new disposal in about 3-4 hours- includes time taking out old sink/ faucet/ disposal) Works well but reason for the THREE stars is that the upper 1/2 of the disposal is made of plastic. The disposal it was replacing developed a large crack in the plastic part and actually looked to be this exact same product. What happened to an affordable ALL METAL HOUSING disposal??? Have no doubt it will last for 5+ years or more but also no doubt it will probably develop a crack just like our old one. Still recommend it though as an economical but probably temporary disposal.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and smooth I replaced a GE disposer that came with the new house and eventually failed after five years. The Insinkerator, while reasonably priced, is much quieter, more smooth/less vibration during operation, and does the job much quicker with more ease. I have had an Insinkerator before in a prior house and it did its job such that it was neve an issue. Since the GE always ran rough, would sometimes stall and require cleaning, and seemed to make an issue out of doing its job, I was kind of pleased when it finally failed. I installed the Insinkerator a few weeks ago and I am very pleased with it.
Date published: 2017-11-10
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