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Badger 5 Garbage Disposal

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InSinkErator Badger 5 garbage disposals are a reliable and functional choice when affordability is the prime concern. Choose from three Badger series garbage disposal models, each with a space-saving compact design.

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Features

  • 1/2 Horsepower Dura-Drive® Induction Motor
  • Galvanized Steel Construction
  • InSinkErator 2-Year We Come To You® In-Home Full Service Limited Warranty Covers parts and labor
  • Made in the USA
  • Quick Lock® Sink Mount allows for easy installation and disposer replacement

Specifications

Type of Feed Continuous
On/Off Control Wall Switch
Motor Single Phase
HP 1/2
Volts 120
HZ 60
RPM 1725
Amp. (Avg. Load) 6.3
Time Rating Intermittent
Lubrication Permanently Lubricated Upper & Lower Bearings
Shipping Weight (Approx.) 14 lbs.
Unit Finish Waterborne Grey Enamel
Overall Height 12-5/8”
Grind Chamber Capacity 26 oz.
Motor Protection Manual Reset Overload
Average Water Usage 1 Gallon Per Person Per Day
Average Electrical Usage 3-4 KWh Per Year
Drain 1-1/2”
Anti-Vibration Connection (Hose Clamp)
Dishwasher Drain Connection Yes

Reviews / Q&A

Badger 5 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4199.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Badger5 Wonderful, this product works great. Has a decent noise level.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good budget priced disposal that is quieter than expected. This Badger 5 disposal replaced a Badger 5-Plus which lasted 14 years, The 5-plus doesn't seem to be available any longer. How long this Badger 5 lasts is the real determining factor in its rating. For now I can say that the installation was relatively easy and took about 45 minutes. Tip: copy the part and serial number before installation. The disposal does its job well and is surprisingly quiet, even compared to the 5-plus which had extra installation. This is a good budget priced disposal If it lasts a reasonable amount of time.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product This is the 2nd one I had . The 1st one lasted quite a while and probably would have lasted a lot longer if the plate at the bottom hadn't rusted thru and started leaking . It should have been made out of stainless steel instead of regular steel . But I was very satisfied with it's performance and price to get the 2nd one .
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great produvt Great product, easy insatiable and quieter than my previous garbage disposal!
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product We bought our home brand new 6 years ago with this model already installed. It worked great. Upon research we found that is about or beyond the life expectancy of a disposal so we replaced it with the exact same model. It was very easy to switch thanks to well written instructions.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product Does a good job without having to spend a lot of money.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product. It runs smoothly and quite. The Insinkerator doesn't shake my whole counter top the way that the GE did. I would buy it again in a minute!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product I would definitely recommend this disposal to family and friends. No problems with the product whatsoever.
Date published: 2017-05-17
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how do i fix a water leak at the power cord location

Asked by: canja
Seal the opening around the power cord with a waterproof sealant. It's like Play-Dough, and is available in any hardware store.
Answered by: Charley
Date published: 2014-01-18

Badger 5 leaks from the side

My Badger 5 is approximately 5 years old, and has developed a leak in the side of the unit, where the two parts of the plastic housing meet, and the leak only happens when the unit is turned on. There is no leak whatsoever when running water alone. The only fasteners I see on the unit itself are funny little plastic pieces, which I presume a user cannot tighten. Is there a remedy for this problem? It is used sparingly, and I am surprised it has developed a leak after such limited use. Many thanks for your input. Andrew Jones Port Moody, BC Canada
Asked by: AndyBC
Mark where the disposal is leaking. Pull the disposal and you find a fine crack in the plastic housinf fix with JB weld
Answered by: Brewski
Date published: 2016-12-24

Where is the reset button

Asked by: Laney
On the bottom of the unit.
Answered by: Maxxe
Date published: 2015-09-19

can the existing power cord be re-used when replacing the same model disposal

my existing model 5-81A is leaking from the power cord, I am going to order a new model 5, do I need to order a new cord kit with it, or can I use the old cord on the new unit. My existing is a plug in, not a hard wire.
Asked by: Greg50
Due to the hook up on the Badger 5 I found that I was unable to reuse the cord from my other disposer. If yours is leaking from the cord I would suggest safety be your guideline and change it, it doesn't cost a lot.
Answered by: Alias1279
Date published: 2016-08-06

Whats the life of a Badger 5?

My disposal started pouring from the bottom today. Model number is 5-81A and its only about 7 years old. Also what is good replacement?
Asked by: Chelsea
most of the units I have seem have rotted out on top of the housing that supports the motor shaft....it could also be the seal around the motor shaft....again most of the ones have rotted out because of the minerals in the water that attack that metal...
Answered by: moe1
Date published: 2017-03-04
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