06:16PM | 07/06/04
Member Since: 04/16/03
12 lifetime posts
How long should a garbage disposal last? Is it the usual rule of the warranty length plus 1 day?

Mine, with 4-year warranty, seems to have a slow leak on the bottom. It's about four years old (maybe 4.5). It's the same problem that the previous one had (I replaced shortly after I bought the house). Any way to prevent the rust out on the bottom of these, or is that how these things die?

plumber Tom

09:10AM | 07/08/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Depends on the make and model. IN-sink-erator pro 77 i believe utilizes a stainless steel grinding chamber. The cheaper ones are poorly constructed and depending on how often you use it will determine the life span. If you got 5 years out of a cheapie, your doing good. When and if you decide to get a new one, be sure to follow the "Do's and Dont's" brochure.
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