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InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

The InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal features a quick-mounting system that allows for easy installation or replacement of most disposers. This garbage disposal also features a 1/2 HP motor that rapidly grinds food waste for easy rinsing down the drain. The garbage Disposal also features galvanized steel construction for durability.
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does it come with a power cord???

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gander41
melbourne FL
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February 18, 2015
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Pamperito
Lauderdale by the Sea
February 19, 2015
No. You can used the one from the previous unit or buy a new one (recommended).
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Scooter
California
February 19, 2015
No, just wire nuts.
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Electrical hookup and dishwasher drain input

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Danny
Lutz, Florida
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February 16, 2015
Where is the wiring and does it have a input from a dishwasher drain line?
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InSinkErator
February 17, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. When you remove the terminal plate at the bottom of the InSinkErator disposer, you would see the two electrical wires that need to be properly connected. You can have your unit hardwired or plugged to an outlet by connecting a power cord to it. As for the connection to a dishwasher, all InSinkErator disposers have a dishwasher inlet located on the upper side of the unit. You may refer to the disposer’s manual for the complete and accurate instruction on how to properly install the unit. 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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Theo
Rochester, NY, USA
February 17, 2015
Wriing is on the Bottom of the Canister and YES there is a Nipple to attach a dishwasher drain line
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Pyrro
Tulsa, OK
February 18, 2015
The hookup for the electric is located on the bottom of the disposal. there will be a cover plate to remove, inside you will see a black wire, white wire and ground wire. Connect them to the power, neutral and ground from the house. The disposal has a port to connect the dishwasher and it is very evident on the side of the machine just about the drain. If using this with a dishwasher please remember to "knock out" the plastic plug that is inside the plastic tube for the dishwasher. it may fall into the disposal, if it does just fish it out. Remember keep all power off while doing your work.
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nm2002
Saint Louis, MO
February 18, 2015
Yes you have to connect the cord, it had dw input. Do not buy this one it will leak after 6-8 months of use. My company used to buy these all the time. The older models were reliable these are junk. Try some other brand..
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Can this be installed as hard-wired

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Larry
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January 27, 2015
My existing garbage disposal's power is hard-wired and there is no outlet under the sink. Can this one be installed as hard-wired or do I need to install a power outlet for it?
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EagleII
Houston, TX, USA
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January 28, 2015
The simple answer, yes. BUT you still need and On/Off Control that is normally a Wall Switch. If in doubt, have it installed. It is not worth a trip to the hospital or your life if you are not familiar with plumbing or wiring.
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InSinkErator
January 28, 2015
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. InSinkErator manufactures disposers with a cord and without a power cord. The InSinkErator disposers manufactured without a cord are usually meant for customers who prefer to have their units to be hardwired. You just have to make sure that the electrical connection to your disposer is still controlled by an on/off switch. 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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Scooter
California
January 28, 2015
Yes, but you would need to put an on/off switch in the line to operate the disposal.
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What is the difference between the Badger 5 and the Badger 500 1/2 horse ?

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December 26, 2014
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InSinkErator
December 26, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. Badger 5 and Badger 500 have the same features of ½ horsepower and 2-year in-home warranty coverage. Badger 500 is an exclusive model that can be purchased through Home Depot. If you currently have a Badger 5 disposer, you may want to send the serial number of your unit to insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com so that we can check if there would be difference on the two models’ plumbing requirement. Thank you.
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Pyrro
Tulsa, OK
January 13, 2015
I have used both, the only difference that I have found are some very subtle amperage values. there is no other functional or operational differences that I can tell.
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Scooter
California
January 27, 2015
I bought the Badger 500 in store and when I got it home and removed my Badger, I realized that I had a Badger 5 so I went on line to check out the difference and couldn't find any with the exception that the Badger 5 on line was $20.00 cheaper. I returned the Badger 500 and purchased the Badger 5 on line with free shipping.
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Do you install garbage disposals, and if so what is the fee?

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PRNS
pleasant hill iowa
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December 22, 2014
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InSinkErator
December 23, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. The warranty of the unit does not cover new installation. However, we have available Factory Authorized Service Agencies and Pro-Circle Plumbers who can possibly do new installation. You may send an email to insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com with your complete contact information and I will respond with the available companies’ contact information. Thank you.
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answer 2
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Pilgrim33
Naples, FL
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December 23, 2014
No, I do not install garbage disposals. I paid someone to install mine, but, as it was a special deal through Angie's List, I am reluctant to mention the price.
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Arky
Revere, MA
January 4, 2015
I had it installed by a licensed plumber, paid 237.50. It was in Dec 2014. Not cheap! ...however I did not feel secure for proper connections of plumbing and electricity when doing it myself... If you feel comfy with connecting pipes with no leak and electrical connections with no hazard, then O.K.
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Scooter
California
January 27, 2015
No.
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dhkktom888
California
February 10, 2015
had it done by an experienced worker.
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I have a Badger 5 1/2 HP when turns on it shoot water OUT!! is it a plumbing problem OR reverse polarity ??

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John
California
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November 28, 2014
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AZRprman
Phoenix, AZ
December 10, 2014
It's highly unlikely to be a polarity issue if it's operating on 120 volts. It sounds like the problem may be a blockage in the plumbing downstream.
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ccr4evr
Monroe, New Jersey
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November 30, 2014
No Clue! Sorry I had mine installed by a handyman I trust and it has worked fine since install. I get what you mean by polarity though, as the blade could be spinning in then opposite direction. I would have it looked at by an experienced installer.
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Pamperito
Lauderdale by the Sea
November 30, 2014
There is no "reverse polarity" in the AC power going into your unit. The rubber splash guard is what prevents the swirling water from coming out. Either you're missing the guard or it's damaged. I suggest you replace it with a new one.
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InSinkErator
December 1, 2014
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 are very important to InSinkErator and I would like the opportunity to help you with this. Kindly send me an email through insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com with your complete contact information and serial number of your unit and I will get in touch with you. Thank you.
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answer 5
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Zorro
La, California
December 12, 2014
Your drain is pluged
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answer 6
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John
california
December 2, 2014
I do thank all nice people which took time to answer my question.
I have solved my problem by cleaning ( opening) drain pipe under garbage disposal.
John
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Do the ports on the Badger 5 line up with an old ISE 9452?

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Barbs
San Jose, CA
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November 24, 2014
I have an ISE 9452, at least 17 years old and probably older (obviously I don't use it a lot) that's finally giving out. I'd like to replace it with the Badger 5 and do it myself, but I would like to know if the ports (there's both a drain line and a dishwasher connection) will line up. I'm not a plumber so if they don't line up I may have to hire a plumber.

TIA,
Barbs
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InSinkErator
November 25, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. I tried to check what ISE 9452 is and it leads me to a generic InSinkErator Manual for a household disposer. We need to know the exact model and if possible, the serial number of the disposer so that we can compare its features to our Badger 5 disposer. Kindly send me an email through insinkeratorfeedback@emerson.com with your complete contact information and serial number of your unit and I will get in touch with you. The full model and serial number can be found on the specification label. The serial number will start with S/N followed by 2 letters and 8 numbers, or S/N followed by 11 numbers. The specification label is silver in color, about the size of a large band-aid, and is located on the side of the disposer very near the bottom edge. If you know where the red reset button is on the bottom of the unit, the specification label will be found on the side of the disposer closest to the reset button. Thank you.
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answer 2
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budde
Pickerington, oh
December 10, 2014
yes
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Badger 900 has ss grind components, is the grind chamber also ss?

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Charlie
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November 16, 2014
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InSinkErator
November 17, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. Badger 900 has stainless steel grind components with galvanized grind chamber. If you have questions, please feel free to call InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you.
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Is the Badger 5 a direct replacement (piping wise) for the Badger 5 plus-7 in photo?

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GCF41
Williamsburg, VA
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October 27, 2014
(Getting too old to work under sinks!)
User submitted photo
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InSinkErator
October 28, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. All Badger disposers have the same plumbing requirements. In Home Depot, the model Badger 900 is the comparable replacement for a Badger 5 Plus. 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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Michael
Baltimore, Md
October 29, 2014
All piping lined up and no need to adjust.
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why is this same item $99.96 at the home depot store?

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Malvido
Whittier,CA
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September 29, 2014
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Roger
Salem, Utah
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
October 22, 2014
handling costs
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answer 2
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JohnnyDYI
Lee Summit, MO
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
October 6, 2014
The item I believe you're referring to is specially package for Home Depot and is sold in their stores as the Badger 500. The Badger 5 is not available in their stores, but you can buy it at www.homedepot.com for about $20 less than the in-store Badger 500.
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Prowrench
Buckeye, AZ
December 17, 2014
Because everything is cheaper when purchased online, the seller doesn't have to use valuable floor space in a "brick & mortar" store that requires construction, employee, theft, security & numerous other costs. Much cheaper for the seller to simply ship direct from a warehouse or the manufacturer, the savings are passed along to the buyer.. I saved about $15 buying my disposal online vs. in store, about 15%
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Scooter
California
January 27, 2015
Good question! I returned my $99.96 store model and purchased the Badger 5 on line (at a savings) and when I compared them I couldn't find any difference. Also got free shipping!
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Is Badger 5 & Badger 500 Garbage Disposal the same unit ?

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Thumbs
Mead, WA
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September 26, 2014
If they are not the same unit please tell me the difference.
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Arunc
Raleigh, nc
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
September 28, 2014
Yes, they are same unit in different package. One sold in stores is $20 more and moline is cheaper one.
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JohnnyDYI
Lee Summit, MO
September 29, 2014
The best I can tell, the two represent the same unit with the same 2 year warranty. Home Depot offers both units, but the 500 model is boxed and sold for sale in their stores while the 5 and 500 models can be purchased through the Home Depot website. You will pay almost $20.00 more for the convenience of purchasing the 500 model in your local store.
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InSinkErator
September 30, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. Badger 5 and Badger 500 are disposers with the same features. Badger 500 is an exclusive model that we manufacture for Home Depot. If you have questions, please feel free to contact InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you.
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answer 4
Asked by
capt
SE FLA
September 30, 2014
no obvious difference between models
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answer 5
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Scooter
California
January 27, 2015
When I compared my Badger 5 with the Badger 500 I could not find any difference except the on line price of the Badger 5 was cheaper with free Shipping.
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is the rubber safety gasket removable

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mermaid
olathe, ks
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September 14, 2014
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InSinkErator
September 16, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. The standard mounting gasket or MGK-00 of a Badger disposer is not removable from the top. You would have to uninstall the disposer for you to remove or replace it. However, there are several gaskets that are part of the entire disposer. In case it is not the mounting gasket that you are asking about, you may always call InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700 for more information about our disposers and accessories. Thank you.
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answer 2
Asked by
grouchy
cape coral fl
October 6, 2014
yes
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answer 3
Asked by
Springfield
Orlando. FL
October 14, 2014
Yes. It is mounted to the disposal main body, under the sink fixture. Easily removed when the disposal is not mounted to the sink.
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EagleII
Houston, TX, USA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
September 18, 2014
Yes, if you go under, undo the plumbing and drop the unit. I would not advise running without that item (Mounting Gasket) in place. It keeps the unit snug as a bug in a rug... and prevents leaks.
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Scooter
California
January 27, 2015
Yes.
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Is it easy to replace the 444-5 to Badger 5?

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charlie
Plantation, FL
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September 14, 2014
Is it easy to replace the 444-5 to Badger 5? My old 444-5 is leaking, and plan to replace to a new one, and hope no much change required. Will Badger 5 be a good choice to fit? (Size, Height, Length).
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Arunc
Raleigh, nc
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
September 17, 2014
Replacing was very easy. I removed everything under the sink, also removed the door to the cabinet, this gave extra room to go in. Opened the old one , directions are included with the new one. Replaced it with new one and now it works great. Bager 5 works good for me.
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EagleII
Houston, TX, USA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
September 18, 2014
Follow the install ( using components that come with your badger 5 ) instructions and there shouldn't be a problem. The 444 is a 3/4 HP motor.. and the badger 5 is 1/2 HP. It is (Badger 5) probably some what narrower so no problem with the install re: space. You may have to adjust sink drain pipe. Changing the pipe out, if metal, at the same time is probably a good idea.
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Pilgrim33
Naples, FL
September 18, 2014
I'm not familiar with the 444-5, but I can tell you that the Badger 5 installs very easily. Power connection, drain connection and suspend it from the drain. That's about it.
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I bought a Badger 5 but have not installed it. The normal sink strainers do not fit into it

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Steve
Sharon, MA
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September 11, 2014
Do you sell an oversized strainer. We have septic, and for 30 years have always use a stainless steel strainer, to catch and dispose of food waste.
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Asked by
thestray
Altoona, PA
November 4, 2014
Why would you buy a disposal if you are trapping your waste? It comes with a stopper to hold the water in the sink. You can grind your food waste right into your septic.
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InSinkErator
September 15, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. I do apologize but InSinkErator do not have sink strainers as an accessory. We have several accessories that would prevent food items from backing up to the sink. These are the non-removable mounting gaskets, removable sound baffles, and sink stoppers. If you have questions, you may call InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you.
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Asked by
batmn1
Ohio
September 16, 2014
Yes Home Depot has a stopper strainer model stp-ds for $18.21 for the Badger it's also available online #100041381 with free delivery to your store
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Springfield
Orlando. FL
October 14, 2014
Disposal comes with a plastic stopper, so you can fill the sink if needed. Don't need a strainer because the disposal will grind up any bits of food, and everything else (like silverware) LOL.
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answer 5
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EagleII
Houston, TX, USA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
September 18, 2014
Normally badgers or any disposal does not come with a "strainer". That would defeat the purpose of having a garbage "disposer". It's perfectly ok to scrap your dish or other content into it, then with faucet on, turn it on and "poof" the garbage is ground up and disposed. If a double sink, keep the drain "strainer" as you called it in that drain. When soiled, clean it into the "disposer".
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HomeownerK
mid-Maryland
October 16, 2014
The standard size strainer comes with the Badger 5, but I do not know if it SS. I think the interior mechanism is not SS, and will rust after some time--probably long before the strainer. I think they sell a SS model besides the Badger 5. I would contact Badger.
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what year were these manufactured?

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Nick
Alexandria Va.
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September 9, 2014
Important to know that in terms of warrantee. I bought a Badger back in 2009 and had it installed. It's now gone bad. When I called the company they said that unit was manuf. back in 2003! No chance for a warrantee kick-in there!!
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InSinkErator
September 15, 2014
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 is very important to InSinkErator. Kindly send me an email through 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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ccr4evr
Monroe, New Jersey
September 14, 2014
My box says 2008, but I'm not sure that is the year of manufacture. I haven't had mine installed yet, but the box says the warranty is only 2 years anyway so why would your purchase from 2009 be covered anyway?
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I understand that the Badger Model #5 does not include a power cord. My old Badger Model # 500 has a perfectly good power cord, can I reuse that cord

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Bern
Cleveland, OH
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July 31, 2014
The old Badger # 500 cord is perfectly good, but I need to know if I can use it on the new Badger Model # 5 --- Thanks -- Berni
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Arunc
Raleigh, nc
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
August 5, 2014
Yes. I used my old cord too.
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Asked by
Cousin
August 5, 2014
Yes. Disposal power cords are generally a universal fit item.
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rdmarquis
Maryland
September 2, 2014
Usually these are hard wired with the existing cord leading to your old disposal. However, any grounded cord in good shape will do the trick.
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Chris
Chicago
August 1, 2014
Hello Bern, I’m Chris from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.

If the existing cord is indeed in good shape and includes hot, neutral and ground wires then there should be no problem reusing it.

See the installation instructions here:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pd...

I hope this helps,
Chris.

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joe8088
Pacific Palisades Ca
September 2, 2014
yes
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answer 6
Asked by
gumby
fremont, ca
August 13, 2014
yes just open the access on the bottom and undo the wire nuts, rewire the same way, i had to do the same thing, hardest part is getting the old cord entry point out ...
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USAgent2005
Menasha, WI
September 2, 2014
Yes you can. You'll need a screwdriver to remove the old ground wire. The directions will show you what to do.
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InSinkErator
August 4, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. I do apologize but we cannot and we do not recommend reuse of disposer cords. When one removes the cord, it may cause damage to the cord and if reused, one may have an issue with it. As this is an electrical connection, it is always best to use a new cord and plug. If you have questions, you may call InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you.
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Pamperito
Lauderdale by the Sea
September 17, 2014
Yes. Make sure you connect the ground wire... water and electricity don't go well together.
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Maybe a crazy question,

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nash
Mn
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July 6, 2014
but my Emerson just started leaking from the bottom, i was wondering if this Badger would attach to the same flange? (ive had mine for ten years.
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jimthedean
South Carolina, USA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 8, 2014
I'm not familiar with an Emerson.

What I can say is that I'm not very good with mechanical things but the instructions were clear enough that I was able to do the installation without professional help...and changing the flange was quite straight forward and permitted the use of parts designed for the new equipment.

The Badger has also been a great product!
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dale0770
Indiana, USA
July 8, 2014
I assume residential kitchen sinks have drain openings the same size. I have only used this brand because I have trusted it for years. I'm pleased with our last purchase.
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InSinkErator
July 8, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. I do apologize for the inconvenience your unit may have caused you. All Emerson and InSinkErator brand disposers have the same type of sink flanges. A Badger disposer would attach to an Emerson disposer’s sink flange. Please ensure that the flange is still in good condition before re-using it. If you have further questions, you may call the InSinkErator AnswerLine at 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you.
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Is the Maintenance Warehouse Model 405750-3 the same as the Badger 5?

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June 2, 2014
I understand that Insinkerator makes the Maintenance Warehouse model and it's the same basic garbage disposer as the Badger 5 and 500 with a different warranty and that the 5 and 500 are also the same, just different model numbers for different stores. Can anyone confirm this? I'd like to replace my MW with a Badger and want to be sure that the pipe fitter locations are the same. Thanks.
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Tigerlily
June 3, 2014
What a wonderful system. Thank you for the quick answer Belle. Could you describe the difference between the Maintenance Warehouse model, the Badger 5 and the Badger 500. Also I wonder if you might comment on all the comments related to leaking. Is this something that has been looked at by Insinkerator and do you have any recommendations for reducing the liklihood of cracks. I've had my MW disposal for 8 years and it too is leaking though I think 8 years is a good amount of use. I'm just wondering if there's any advantage to changing from the MW model to the Badger. Thanks again.
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InSinkErator
June 3, 2014
Hi Tigerlily,

This is Belle from InSinkErator Customer Service. Maintenance Warehouse is a brand we manufacture. They are similar to the Badger 5 and Badger 500. Therefore, the plumbing dimensions are the same.

If you have further questions, you may contact the AnswerLine at 1-800-558-5700. Thank you.
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The old one was Model 5-75A Can I replace it with this one?

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Princess
La Quinta, Ca
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May 21, 2014
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InSinkErator
May 22, 2014
Hi Princess,

This is Belle from InSinkErator Customer Service. The Badger 5-75A is also a Badger 5 model. Therefore, you can replace your old Badger 5-75A with the Badger 5.

The old Badger 5-75A uses a threaded discharge outlet connection while the current Badger 5 uses a bolted discharge outlet connection. If you used the elbow discharge pipe that came with the Badger 5-75A to connect it to the discharge plumbing, the current Badger 5 will fit exactly the same. But, if you used a straight pipe, you will have to make some adjustments on your plumbing.

If you have further questions, you may contact the AnswerLine at 1-800-558-5700. Thank you.
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gumby
fremont, ca
August 13, 2014
if it was a badger 5, yes, you need to have a power cord, if your old one has one then replace with that one
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Is this the same as the Badger 5-81A?

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bfrchicago
Chicago
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April 28, 2014
I have a Badger 5-81A that is leaking so I plan to replace it. If I buy this Badger 5, is it the same or comparable?
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dino
April 30, 2014
the badger 5 compares to the badger 50. not sure of the badger 5-81a.
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ths3900
Lee's Summit, MO, USA
April 29, 2014
It will likely fit without any issues. It's an easy replacement. Take a look at were it attaches to the sink. It should be an exact match.

Make sure the power is out to the unit. Some are plugged into a wall outlet and that makes it safer to unplug before making any electrical connections.
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InSinkErator
April 29, 2014
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. Yes, Badger 5-81A is a Badger 5 model. These two models have the same features like the horsepower, warranty length and dimensions. However, Badger 5-81A came pre-installed with a power cord. You may check with Home Depot if they have Badger disposers pre-installed with a power cord or you may get the power cord kit separately. The part number of the power cord kit is CRD-00. If you need further assistance, you may call the InSinkErator AnswerLine through 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you.
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