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InSinkErator Badger 1, 1/3 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

The InSinkErator Badger 1 Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal 1/3 HP features a quick-mounting system that allows for easy installation or replacement. This sturdy garbage Disposal is constructed from galvanized steel and features a 26 oz. chamber for space-saving waste disposal. The garbage Disposal also features a 1/3 HP motor that rapidly grinds food waste for easy rinsing down the drain.
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I need direct replacement for my garbage disposal in-sink- erator, model 1-81-A, 1/3 HP

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Bernie
Waukesha , Wi
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February 3, 2016
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InSinkErator
February 5, 2016
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. The direct replacement of the 1-81A model is Badger 1 or Badger 100 of Home Depot. In case you are using a straight pipe application for your disposer’s discharge outlet, you may use a 5/8” longer straight pipe or the InSinkErator Flexible Discharge Pipe. There will be no changes if your disposer is using an elbow discharge tube. 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.
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The counter top air gap device leaks water

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Santa FE NM
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February 2, 2016
"Your dishwasher drain hose is not properly routed and water is reentering the dishwasher. The drain hose must be attached to a counter top air gap device and the hose from the air gap goes to the disposer.

Mike

Everything is hooked up correctly. The counter top air gap device leaks water. If we disconnect the hose from the air gap device to the disposer and run it into a bucket, the air gap device does not leak water. The disposer works and doesn't leak itself.
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InSinkErator
February 4, 2016
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.
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Badger 1 1/3 HP Model 1-83

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joanna888
Alexandria, VA 22306
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January 28, 2016
I want to replace my Badger 1 with a 1/2 or 3/4 HP. It is a two sink configuration, so it would be difficult to change plumbing alignment. Are there models that are the same size as Badger 1 with higher hp that I can replace model 1-83 with? thanks.
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InSinkErator
February 1, 2016
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. Yes, you may replace your disposer with Badger 5 / Badger 500 with ½ horsepower or Badger 5XP / Badger 900 with ¾ horsepower. All Badger disposer have the same plumbing dimensions. 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.
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Disposal broke less than a year after purchasae

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Catherine
Rockville, MD
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January 19, 2016
Hello,

I purchased Badger 1 less than a year ago and now it is no longer working. Just like the previous one, it started making loud grinding noise (there was nothing in it) and then just stopped working.
How can I get it replaced- I understand it is still on 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Thank you,
Catherine
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January 26, 2016
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, Home Depot username and serial number of your disposer and I will get in touch with you. Thank you.
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Can previous power cord be connected to different model disposer?

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Dennis
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January 20, 2016
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InSinkErator
January 26, 2016
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. No, we cannot and do not recommend reuse power cords. It is best to use a new cord and plug. When one removes the cord, it may cause damage to the cord and if reused one may have a problem. Many of our disposers are manufactured with the cord attached at the factory and cord removal in this instance more than likely will damage the cord. As this is an electrical connection best to use a new cord and plug. 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.
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Is the Badger 1 the same as the In Sink Erator Model 1-83?

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Ed
Fort Myers
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January 24, 2016
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InSinkErator
January 26, 2016
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. Yes, the Badger 1 model is the same with 1-83. 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.
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Where is the reset button

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Kitty
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January 19, 2016
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InSinkErator
January 21, 2016
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. All InSinkErator household disposers have reset button at the bottom. 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.
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I just brought a house and now my disposal is not working. How do I know if it needs to be replaced?

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Pcilla50
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January 8, 2016
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InSinkErator
January 11, 2016
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. I do apologize for the inconvenience that you encountered with 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, Home Depot username and serial number of your disposer and I will get in touch with you. Thank you.
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can i replace the badger 1 with the badger 100 disposal

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ray
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January 3, 2016
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InSinkErator
January 5, 2016
Hi Ray,

This is Belle from InSInkErator Customer Service. The Badger 1 and the Badger 100 have the same plumbing dimensions. Therefore, they both fit on the same plumbing. If you have any questions, you may contact the AnswerLine at 1-800-558-5700. Thank you.
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Flange Size

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Alex
Ferndale, WA
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January 2, 2016
What size is the flange that comes with it? 3.5" or 4.5"?
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InSinkErator
January 5, 2016
Hi Alex,

This is Belle from InSinkErator Customer Service. Here is the dimension of the sink flange that comes with our disposers:

Height - 1 1/2 inches - can accommodate 3/4 sink (max)
Inner diameter - 3.5 inches

I hope this helps. if you have any other questions, you may contact the AnswerLine at 1-800-558-5700. Thank you.
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I just bought a badger 100 and i noticed it turns in a counter clockwise direction, im just curious if thats common

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Capindep01
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December 27, 2015
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InSinkErator
December 29, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. Yes, the grinding plate of all Badger disposers rotates counter clockwise when in use. 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.
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I want to replace my old Badger 1 which has a threaded disposer outlet. All the current models do not have a threaded disposer outlet. What do I do?

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Gman
Atlanta
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August 8, 2015
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Jtb1
Arizona
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
December 28, 2015
My old Badger was threaded also with a straight pipe coming out rather than a flanged 90 degree plastic pipe. I had to get a straight plastic pipe with the flanged end to hook back up to my plumbing and all works well.
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InSinkErator
August 10, 2015
Hi Gman,

This is Belle from InSinkErator customer service. All of our disposer models no longer have a threaded discharge outlet. If you used the elbow pipe that came with your disposer, the replacement Badger 1 will fit on your current plumbing. However, if you use a straight pipe, there will be a 5/8" gap between the discharge outlet and the discharge pipe. Using a Flexible Discharge Tube (FDT-00 ) (for Badger series only, Evolution series is not included) helps resolve the issue. The FDT-00 is available at any local Home Improvement Centers. If you have further questions, please contact the AnswerLine at 1-800-558-5700. Thank you.
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How do i tighten the blades inside the disposal

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Monica
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December 23, 2015
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InSinkErator
December 28, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. The impellers of our disposers cannot be tightened. If you are having issues with your InSinkErator disposer, please send an email to insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com with your complete contact information and serial number of your disposer and someone will get back to you immediately. Thank you.
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char445
December 24, 2015
Hello Monica,

This garbage disposal does not have blades, it has impellers or lugs.

They are not adjustable or replaceable.

Thank you for your inquiry.

Charlotte
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I just installed the badger disposal, and I forgot to remove the knockout plug.

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MV617
Philadelphia, PA
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May 29, 2015
I did push it in , but I could not retrieve it. Will the garbage disposal eventually grind it out ? Or will I have to remove the unit, and try to find it . I have read that with some disposals, the plug will grind away after some use.

Thank You
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TJ
Utah
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
December 17, 2015
You should be able to retrieve the plug unless it flushed out through your plumbing. Look into the unit with a flashlight and pull the plug out with a long plier or a dowel with sticky tape on the end. TJ.
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InSinkErator
June 1, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. I do apologize for the inconvenience that you encountered with your disposer. The knockout plug has to be properly retrieved. 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.
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What type of mount does the Badger 1 use?

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Will
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June 3, 2015
InSinkErator, I need to know what style mount is used on the Badger 1. I am replacing a Badger 1 that has stopped working (unknown reason) with a different brand. I believe it is a 3-Bolt design but I cannot find out for sure in my online research. I attempted to call your customer service line for help only to be told that since I am replacing with a different brand, the lady could not (may even have said "would not") assist me. Do I need to order an EZ Mount or a 3-Bolt model to replace the Badger 1?

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Will
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TJ
Utah
December 17, 2015
The Badger 1 comes with a quick connect adapter that you install into the sink, then you twist the Badger connector into the adapter..... this part is quick and easy. Then you need to adapt the disposal outlet to your specific plumbing. TJ
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InSinkErator
June 4, 2015
Hi Will,

This is Belle from InSinkErator. The mounting assembly that comes with the Badger 1 is a "Twist -On, Twist-Off" Quick Lock. It is called the Quick Lock Sink Mount.

We hope that helps. If you still have further questions, please contact the AnswerLine at 1-800-558-5700.

Thank you.
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What's the average life span of the badger 1?

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ed
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November 21, 2015
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Jay
Cincinnati, OH
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December 8, 2015
I have got my new unit for only 1 month. So, this doesn't count much. But, my old unit is the same model, and it lasted 19 years. I think we ran it lightly at about once per week frequency. I can't predict anything, but, I feel it will last at least 10 years in my home.
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InSinkErator
November 24, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. Please be advised that there are several factors that can affect the life expectancy of the unit. The life of the household disposer is entirely dependent upon service conditions and usage patterns just as is expected with other household appliances. However, many of our consumers tell us that their household disposers lasted 7 to 8 years and some even report 10 to 15 years. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us through insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com or call InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you.
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Water accumulates inside dishwasher. Connected to Badger 1/3 garbage disposer.

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Natasha
Katy, Tx
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November 22, 2015
Our garbage disposer is connected to dishwasher. Every time we use dishwasher to clean our dishes a lot of water accumulates at the bottom on the floor inside the dishwasher. Is there anything we can do to prevent this?
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InSinkErator
November 24, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. Please make sure that the disposer’s knockout plug has been removed prior to connecting your dishwasher to the disposer. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us through insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com or call InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you.
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MikeHDOC
California
November 23, 2015
Hi Natasha,

Your dishwasher drain hose is not properly routed and water is reentering the dishwasher. The drain hose must be attached to a counter top air gap device and the hose from the air gap goes to the disposer.

Mike
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i have badger model # 5-84 what should i replace it with

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phillip12345
norwalk ct
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August 15, 2015
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Sam
Texas
October 24, 2015
Badger 1, 1/3 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
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InSinkErator
August 17, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. In Home Depot, you may look for the model Badger 500 as a replacement to your current Badger 5-84. 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.
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Badger 1 to Badger 5

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Noel
corona ca
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September 12, 2015
I am replacing a worn out badger 1 1/3 HP to a Badger 5 1/2 HP. Would the power cord currently being used on the badger 1 and the assembly mount work exactly with the badger 5?
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Andy
Denver Colorado
September 22, 2015
I am replacing a 1/2 Horsepower Badger for a 1/3 Horsepower badger. I'm using the existing power cord. I did not need the assembly mount to replace the original badger.
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InSinkErator
September 14, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator® Customer Service. All InSinkErator household disposers use the same type of Quick Lock® Sink Mount. Regarding your inquiry about the power cord, I do apologize but we do not recommend reusing an old power cord. When one removes the cord, it may cause damage to the cord and if reused one may have a problem. As this is an electrical connection, it is best to use a new cord and plug. 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.
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I have a Insinkerator 1-83A model. What can I replace it with?

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Joseph
Kissimmee, FL
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July 19, 2015
I keep looking for the same model number, but I can't find it on the stores' websites. Can I replace it with a Badger 1 disposer?
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CommunityAnswer
July 21, 2015
Yes, this unit can be installed in place of your older model disposal.
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InSinkErator
July 20, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. In Home Depot, you may get the InSinkErator Badger 100 as a replacement to your Badger 1-83A (Badger 1) disposer. For you to be able to plug it to an outlet, you may also get the InSinkErator Power Cord kit (CRD-00) which is sold separately. Just a reminder, we do not recommend reuse of old power cord as a safety precaution to our customers. 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.
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