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4.8 | 2,458 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Bought this from Lowe's because I needed for install that morning. A word of caution when buying InSinkErator from Lowe's... InSinkErator is relabeling the Excel as the Prestige for "Lowe's only" sales at the same price as the Excel. I called InSinkErator customer service and asked them to explain the difference. They said
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By Petroag
I researched this heavily, looked at competitors and selected this model as a replacement for a 15 year old Badger 1 model that had rusted and fused the cutting area inside due to lack of use. I was concerned about the Evolution Excel fitting into the confines and plumbing geometry of my situation. The discharge opening is located around
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By Grilling Sensations
PROS: Powerful. Relatively easy to install. Nice looking unit. Quiet. The splash shield removes easily for cleaning. Reverses direction every time you turn it on. Will automatically reverse if it jams.

CONS: After only one month, I can already see rust on and around the cutting blades.

I bought a new disposal
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By T. Day
4.8 | 1,228 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
My old Badger 1 finally needed replacing after over 12 years. While it still worked fine, it began leaking from the bottom. Since it gave me so many years of reliable service, I decided to replace it with the same model. I'm so glad I did as installing it was a breeze. Literally took my like 10 minutes as I was able to use the mount from
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By KC
My old disposal started leaking. It had been 10 years so I opted to buy a new one. Almost all disposals come with no plug. I am a single lady and did not want to put on a cord and was lucky enough to find one with a cord here on Amazon. Shipping was fast and I got the same one that I currently had. With my little tool set I was able
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By Julaine
If you want a garbage disposal this brand is unfortunately the only one worth buying. The mounting system is excellent so replacing a broken unit is easy, just use the existing mount and pop in the new unit and believe me you will be replacing them every 4-6 years. If you have a direct wire to the disposal, do yourself a favor an install
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By J. W. K
4.7 | 4,342 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I am a 77 year old Disabled person and this Garbage Disposal was pretty easy for me to install all by myself.

Here's a "BIG TIP" for you... Although this unit is quite heavy and difficult trying to hold it up under the sink with your hands while trying to install it, I used a "Car Jack" under the sink to jack
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By Altair
I ordered this bc I broke our garbage disposal and it took me all of 40 mins; between clearing out under the sink and reading the directions and installing the new disposal. My husband didn't even know what I was doing. I made the switch while I waiting for dinner to cook. Talk about multi-tasking. I also watch youtube videos which made
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By Kimberly Y King
I bought this to replace a much older version of the same model, which (thank goodness) is the same size and profile. The old one had a seal that failed and was leaking water from the bottom which in turn tripped the breaker.

Very easy to install. Unplugged the old one then removed the drain pipe and the tube from the
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By Surfside
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4.7 | 1,899 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Why am I writing a review about my beloved garbage disposal? Why am I referring to it as my "beloved" garbage disposal? I replaced a different garbage disposal from Costco; it had lasted a few years before giving up the ghost (the metal teeth within had basically corroded and broken off). Even before it met its untimely end, it
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By Ryan M
This unit replaced a 12 year old Badger that just gave up and quit. It's better than the old one in all ways, and easy to install if you have the proper tools. A couple tips I was given by a plumber friend...don't put rice down the disposal as it accumulates and clogs in pipes like plaque in your bloodstream...once or twice a year fill
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By Lawdawg
This was bought to replace an older Insinkerator Badger 0.5HP. The previous model was atleast 7 years old and perhaps even older depending if the prior owner of the house replaced it. We used ours very seldom, opting to use a sink strainer most of the time. Our older model started leaking through the motor housing, which indicated that
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By M. Patel
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4.7 | 1,530 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Our last Badger 1 finally gave up the ghost after 11 years of reliable service; so I replaced it with the same model. As long as you don't abuse most disposal units - by throwing bones or spoons and whatnot down them - they should give years of trouble free service.

As it's a direct replacement, I didn't even bother to go
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By Sam
Bottom line: works as expected and was very easy to install to replace an identical model that stopped working. It runs relatively quietly and handles the modest scraps we let run down the drain.

Full story: Spent a few months with an inoperable disposal because we figured it was a largely unneeded luxury and that the cost to
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By Philip J. Vogt
I bought this to replace another unit which started leaking after 7 years of very light usage. This is really poorly designed in various ways.
Let me explain.

1. One of its features is the 'quick lock' replacement. There is nothing quick about it. Its a 'twist and turn and lock into place' design. By the time you
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By Jackal
4.8 | 534 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Love the reduced noise from this disposer! Bigger than the Badger it replaced, so we lost some under-counter space. But worth it.

The surface button is ever so slightly not perfectly round so it sits a bit of kilter, but that's a minor annoyance. That button is an air puffer which activates the electrical switch with a burst of
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By Michael & Laura
This a follow-up review of our disposal from Amazon that we installed ourselves.

The headline pretty much sums up our review; 18 months later and we're still happy with our disposal.

We decided the price was excellent after shopping around for plumbers to install a new disposal. Amazon shipped my my new disposal in
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By SailorDave 725
This replaced another one that finally died after, 12+ years I guess it was.

Install was a breeze in part because they are easy to install if you have access, but this replaced another InSinkErator that was the same size etc.

The old one was quiet, but this one was initially unbelievably quiet. I was glad I didn't
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By J. Kennedy
4.7 | 674 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
After reading many reviews of the two primary models of the Insinkerator, I began to realize that the primary "quietness" of the more expensive model was likely due primarily to the sink drain insert that can be bought as an accessory for the considerably cheaper Badger model.

I was replacing an old Sears disposer that
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By FredToo
Sorry to see you leave after 13 faithful years of service Badger5 plus 5/8ths. horsepower In-sink Erator.
It was too bad you could not hold your water anymore, even when we tried adult diapers.
I had a tear in my eye when I disconnected your plumbing and removed your plug.
Now on to your next life after visiting the metal
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By T. M. Colorado
With ease of installation in mind, I purchased this unit as a direct replacement for an almost identical InSinkErator Badger we've had for at least 8 to 10 years. We don't use our garbage disposal a lot, but I guess eight to ten years is still a decent enough life expectancy. Putting this thing in could not have been easier because of the
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By Frank Luke
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4.5 | 8,444 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've always had Insinkerator garbage disposals so I just didn't know any better but now I do. Simply put, this is truly the king of garbage disposals. The amount of power it has is ridiculous and it will tear through just about any food I've thrown at it. Now, I have been hesitant to test it with some tougher items (I've heard stories
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By T. Carr
Started having problems with my 13 year old Kenmore and had to stop using it. My research led me to this Waste King 8000 1hp. Amazon had a great price so I bit. If you'll notice my attached pic, the difference is astounding. The Kenmore was a mere 1/3 hp which I didn't know until I removed it and could read the label. No wonder I had
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By Harbourbug
I'll admit it. I had not heard of Waste King and was nervous about buying anything outside the top two brands (ISE and Kitchen Aid). The low price and positive reviews convinced me to give it a try. So far, so great! After nearly a year of use, the unit still works flawlessly and has never jammed.

At one point, I did have a
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By Mark Hollinger
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4.5 | 4,859 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Compact and modern very easy to install. Everything needed was in the package, I was able to use my existing outlet flange as they appear to be a standard.

The sink adapter that came with the unit is all you need, i've seen a number of reviews that suggest that you buy the Adapter to unit which would make the dusposal a lot
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By Zulutiger
This is a great a disposal based on the following: 1. Easy Install 2. very quiet compared to competitors 3. Made to replace existing competitor disposals.

The ugly part: My first Waste King was purchased in 2015 which lasted on a little over a year. Manufacturer policy is no replacement within the warranty period unless the
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By Amazonian
This garbage disposal requires that you use the sink drain trim piece attached to the disposal. It's made into the disposal assembly and cannot be removed. The trim is super shiny chrome with "WASTE KING" written all over it. It cannot be replaced with any trim that matches your sink and looks horrendously tacky. Most sinks are
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By Geoffrey Hilt
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4.6 | 1,026 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I am a researcher. I read every review - the good and the bad. I've read the Consumer Reports reviews, read the Amazon reviews, read the other, sketchier review websites like GreatGarbageDisposals.com (I made that one up but if you've done any research on the internet you get my point). I am writing this review to share what I learned
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By Bart
Honestly, I got tired of a lot of people slamming this product and saying it was a terrible mounting system and that they couldn't get the garbage disposal in because it was too tight... whine, whine, whine! (Just teasing here! Don't take it personally.)

It is a very easy system if you know what you're doing. Sometimes a
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By Ratchet
This unit doesn't have access to the shaft in order to manually free the spinner if it jams (as do all the Sinkerator). I've intervened dozens of times at clinets homes because the mechanism had jammed due to a teaspoon, beer cap, or other object had gotten wedged between the grinder knuckles and it was essential to be able to free the
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By AlchemistOfLife
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4.5 | 2,742 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have an old InSinkErator FWD-1, and it started to leak from the bottom. Did my research, and was about to get a Badger 1 from Home Deport, but did don't carry it in-store, and have to wait for 5 day shipment. The only model they had in-store was $84, checked on Amazon, and Waste King L-111 had great reviews, went on Youtube, people
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By Alan
WOW, I am extremely impressed with the Waste King L-111 garbage disposer. My old garbage disposal was some generic brand that came with the house. As you can see from the pictures below, it is in the one in the garbage can. First off, I must commend Waste King on making this an easy to install garbage disposal. I actually made a
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By TechDepot
Our (same exact model) garbage disposal lasted a year and a half before it went out (started leaking out the bottom). It has a 2 year warranty so I called Waste King and they asked me to find the model number on it (fyi it is still attached to the sink) so I look all over it and see a sticker with the serial number on it but don't think
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By Ellen B
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4.5 | 2,104 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I purchased this make and model based on comparing reviews in the price range +/- 50 USD. I had a Badger 1 which, to its credit, lasted about 8 years. I went with Waste King because it was an easy swap, has an 8 year warranty, increased my HP from .25 to .75, and is pretty quiet.

If you are replacing a disposal, I have
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By Liquid Frost
Making a loud noise after a few months of use. It also is vibrating the entire kitchen. We have lookd inside, and can see no items within. Next step, removing it, cheking if inverting it and shaking it disloges anything we could not see. If not, it may have to be replaced. It is not usable in current condition!

Addendum:
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By D. Albrand
08/11/2018
I purchased this brand based on the reviews, and having been disgusted with Badger in their disposals always breaking and the treatment you get from their offshore call center support.

Install next to impossible with the EZ mount System. Cushion Mount Detail problems, spending hours with the gasket ...and for
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By PR
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4.6 | 729 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was skeptical because of the price, and mind you it’s only been installed for a week at the time of this review.... but the positive reviews urged me to try.
I’m a 46 year old fat girl, I do know how to use tools but still, I was apprehensive. When 2 guy “friends” who said they’d do it for me weren’t coming through I
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By Jupiters Moons
I'm writing this review after 3 years of using this disposal daily, and still love it. Some of the things that make it much better than the two or three previous disposals we've had:
- the stainless steel blades stay REALLY effective, even after years. It still handles things like lemon rinds in seconds.
- the housing is also
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By CCC
OK... Unit is 99% plastic, but hey what today isn't, the mounting neck, internal blades, driveshaft and feed-tube flange are the only metal parts on this unit.

The unit is small in circumference from any other unit I've had, which means you will have more space under your sink if you haven't replaced a disposal in the last year
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By Hobbyzone
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4.4 | 5,646 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It may sound lame, but I'm going to go ahead and say it: This Thing Rocks!

I don't know when I turned into an old man and got excited about things like garbage disposals, but apparently it happened. Let's set the stage:

- I have an old, Kenmore 1/2 horsepower garbage disposal.
- It is louder than a 747 taking
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By JKru
I have installed dozens of Insinkerator Badger 5 garbage disposals (1/2 HP), and my customers were happy with the price and performance. However, within the past year, several of the disposals have developed leaks in the grinding chamber causing water to enter the electrical compartment. I switched to Waste King based on Consumer
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By William R. Thorne
This garbage disposal is super easy to install! When my InSinkErator Badger 5 got totally rusted in less than 2 yrs (my husband installed it at that time), I saw this one on sale and decided to give a try. Now I am super glad I did since it was almost half the price (with the sale) and the installation was breeze. First, all the pieces
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By Amazon Customer
4.6 | 501 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It seems that everytime I move into a new dwelling one of the first repairs I have to make is replacing the garbage disposal. A fun little chore made even more challenging in that the repair has to be done within the confines of the cabinet under the sink. InSinkErator has always been the brand that needed replacing and was always the
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By FNorrisNielson
Installed the product myself to replace a leaking InSinkErator device. Was a perfect match, same pipe alignment, same mounting. Bought some plumber putty and replaced the unit in 30min. It's slightly smaller than the old one, MUCH quieter and seems to perform better (might be because it's brand new). Considered this brand over competition
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By Olivier Refalo
Real nice disposer. On 1-5 where 1 is silent and 5 is the econobrand disposer I'd give this a 2.5. It is reasonable quiet. I prefer to have some noise that the thing is running just for safety sake. The install went straight forward. All you need is plumbers putty and a screw driver. The hardest part I had was getting the snap ring
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By R. Sharma
4.6 | 499 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a nice unit. I replaced a 1/2 HP Insinkerator Badger that started leaking after about 10 years. This Moen unit wasn't terribly difficult to install but there were a few things I would have like to know in advance (my fault for not researching 100%). 1) This unit has a plug, my Insinkerator was hard wired so I installed an
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By John H. Jacobs
As somebody who has an irrational fear of garbage disposals, this one serves me well. The rubber splash guard comes out completely when you go to clean out those evil spoons that fall into the disposal. Now I can completely see the intrusive item before putting my hand inside. Being able to see my hand while I reach into the hand
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By J. Goodell
This unit replaced a Badger 1/2 hp disposal that wore out. I like the price (not much more than the Badger and more hp) and the fact it is flat on one side that makes for easier installation. Unit comes with dishwasher connection. Do not forget to remove the plug if hooking dishwasher to the unit. This unit comes with a electrical
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By Robert
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4.4 | 614 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
**If you are reading this and comparing this to L-8000, you probably want this one!**

The ONLY difference between the L-8000 and this 9980, is that the 9980 uses, in my opinion, a superior 3-bolt securing method. The 9980 uses three screwdriver-tightened bolts to exert pressure onto a plate-and-tube mechanism that holds the
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By Some guy
The unit is now a bit over 2 years old and it's noisy. It's only ever been used for soft foods no bones or hard foods and it almost sounds like it has a shot bearing. It's no longer the quiet disposal it once was.

I read all the reviews and with 4 stars thought it was a reasonable risk to buy this disposal compared to the
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By Brian
This thing is huge, but if you have the space for it, that's not a problem. The body is oversize to allow for foam insulation inside the body which helps with noise, it's pretty quiet. Seemed to work fine for a few years, then it just seemed to stop working. The motor would turn on and spin, nothing was stuck locking it up, but it
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By Gxtr
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4.7 | 210 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
So Far, So Good. Super Easy Install and works great. Always recommend a little more HP than you might actually need. True for cars, women and garbage
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By Edward DuBeau
We’re giving the product 5 stars for all categories. Although it took us some time to install, we didn’t think it deserved less than 5 stars because of our inexperience.
Our first concern was the upgraded model we chose was too big for the space. After inquiring from Amazon help questions, we got answers. Helping us move forward
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By #likeapro
Very easy install as I was replacing an old InSinkErator disposal so I used the old mounting ring. Hooked up to dishwasher drain easily, too. I highly recommend following the suggestions in the written installation guide! I used an old paint can to drop the old disposal and to install this new unit. Electrical was easy to connect as well.
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By JessicaV
4.6 | 259 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
A decent 1/2 HP, relatively compact disposal unit by Moen, but without sound deadening insulation. If you must have a quiet unit, I don't believe this is it. It runs at around 2600 RPM, so it isn't going to put you to sleep.

For Diy:
1) Make sure you or someone you know is strong enough to replace the "snap ring" which
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By HMM
This item was a replacement for my 12-year-old Insinkerator 1/2 hp (now called the "badger"), which literally took up 1/2 the space under my double sink. In the interest of disclosure, I used said Insinkerator quite regularly when new, and it will literally chew up chicken bones, but it will also deposit said chicken bone debris in your
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By Gene D
I've had good experiences uniformly with the Moen brand and am happy to see they now manufacture garbage disposals. Am hoping I will be happy with the life of this unit and I realize NO disposal lasts forever. Unit is quiet and was easy to install. Note, it comes with a typical grounded AC plug but can be hardwired. My one suggestion
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By Woody
4.6 | 233 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Purchased as a replacement for grandmother's broken GFC320F. Dishwasher hose and drain pipe are in the same location as the 320F, so installation was simple. After disconnecting everything, unlocked the broken unit from the sink flange, and locked the new unit on the existing flange. Re-connected everything, good as new. I do
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By Doug Lord
The unit was as expected, but the installation instructions left out a key part of the install steps. The seal ring only needs to be positioned on the extension piece to encompass the first ring of the rubber seal. If the ring is pushed up all the way, you cannot connect the disposal to the extension. It took several hours to figure
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By John E. Crockford
I replaced the 10-year old GE GFC320V with a new one 2 years ago ... make it easy and cost efficient. I only place light loads sparingly in my disposer since I hadn't had one in a couple of decades or more before the one I replaced. My experience with GE products is very inconsistent similar to this experience. Time to move onto an
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By Steve