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BlueCrewGuyInMA
Jan 14 , 2009
This pig loves to eat
I got this disposal to replace an 8ish year old Badger 5 that came with the house. What a great step up. Noise-wise, it's quieter when actually grinding (operating noise is the same, as we have a thin stainless steel sink). It also doesn't flinch when given bunches of food to grind, unlike the old model. We regularly had flooded sinks because of clogs caused by potato and carrot peels. Not anymore. Installation is straightforward, with simple instructions. For the people who need a plug to hook theirs up: there are plug kits at Sears right where you got the disposal, and they're only $9.99. They're not included because that would raise the cost for the vast majority of people who hardwire theirs instead of using an outlet. Most people don't realize this, but there are only really a couple companies that manufacture disposals. The largest in North America is Emerson. They manufacture Badger, InSinkEerator, and Kenmore. The base model Badger 5 is the equivalent of the Kenmore 6011. 1/2 hp, no sound insulation, plastic grind chamber, galvanized steel grinding elements, 1 year manufacturer's warranty. Unless you're only getting the disposal to sell a property, do yourself a favor and bypass the base model for something with more power, stainless steel insides, and better performance. You'll be glad you did.
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Bucketundersink
Feb 20 , 2008
26 months and it leaks
This disposer started leaking after 26 months. I called Sears Service and they assured me the 7 year warranty was valid and they scheduled a repair call. A Sears tech arrived 10 days later and refused to work on the unit because, "My paperwork doesn't say this unit is under warranty and I've never heard of anything being warranted for 7 years." I showed him that on the unit itself that it's labled "7 year warranty" so then he says, prove to me you're the original purchaser. I said "Are you going to work on this or not?" He said he would not and then said this was the last call of the day and that he wanted $65 for showing up and having his time wasted. I said, "Sears says this is under warranty and I bought it in Dec 2005. " When he saw he wasn't going to get any money from me he left. I called Sears to complain and they apologiized profusely and said their tech was wrong and if he had any doubts he should have called us to verify the warranty. They scheduled another service call for 10 days after the original. I hope this time it will be better. They said if the tech that responds for this call has any doubts regarding the warranty's validity for me to call them and put the tech on the phone and they will tell him the unit is under warranty. In the meantime, I still have a bucket under my sink to catch the leaking water.
 
Apr 27 , 2014
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DisposerRelief

The disposer is a MUST for me in the kitchen. I bought this disposer when my old one quit mainly because it has a stainless steel interior which will help control odors . I also like the expected life span of the item for the price. Quieter than the old disposal I had for years.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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John.G

Aptos, CA

Apr 25 , 2014
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Wow all my errors disappear!

I am so happy with my new Kenmore waste Disposer! I needed to replace my old one half hp disposer. After reviewing multiple disposers I selected the Kenmore 3/4 hp disposer. Installation was very easy. This disposer makes waste items disappear quickly and much more quietly. I just love my Kenmore Waste Disposer.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CountryGirl-Sep

Sykesville, MD

Apr 11 , 2014
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Powerful, yet quiet

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Audrey.K

Beaverton, OR

Mar 25 , 2014
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Very Good

Item was fairly easy to install, had a different footprint that required us to change our some of the plumbing but was doable. Noise level is acceptable and so far has worked without any problems whatsoever. Best this is having the Sears support behind the product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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skenneyjr

Lincoln, NE

Mar 11 , 2014
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Easy install, powerful, great price

Similar models elsewhere run from the same $190 price to $250, and none have the same 7 year warranty. Everything you need comes in the box or can be taken off of the old unit when replacing it (the power cord, if needed, as an example) and it will mount right up to an insinkerator mount since it's basically an insinkerator disposal that says Kenmore. Because it's a bit bigger than the badger 5 disposal it replaced,I did have to shorten the drain pipe a bit, and in doing so I had to replace a gasket when I reassembled the drain pipe. But it was a piece that cost less than a dollar at the hardware store, so whatever. It is a bit loud when it runs without food to chew up. I think it will quiet up as it breaks in, and I like the sound anyways. It has so much power that i can feel it turn on, and it chews through everything I've fed it so far without even breaking a sweat. The main benefit is the all stainless internals....that's why i bought it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CoastalBound

Geneva, IL

Jan 21 , 2014
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Perfect replacement for my leaking 1/3 HP

The disposer is quieter and more powerful than my older disposer which I had to replace as a result of leaking seal. I also like the stainless cap for the sink. I really looks nice and will stay cleaner looking than the old black rubber cap. I had Sears install the item cheaper than a plumber would and the installers did a great job and the scheduling process was easy part of my online order. Picked the disposer up at my local Paint & Hardware store. Convenient and successful on line purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RbertG

Montrose, CO

Dec 23 , 2013
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Great product

I purchased this product mainly because of the 7-year warranty. After installing it, however, I am very impressed with the product. Installation was a snap, the parts are much higher quality than the leaky one I replaced, and it's very quiet. The only issue I had was it is larger diameter than our old one, so I had to adjust the drain pipe position a bit. Easy with the way my plumbing was arranged, but could require a little more effort with some pipe arrangements.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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LynnW60

Silverton, TX

Dec 14 , 2013
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Great product

This disposer replaces a broken disposer. I was surprised at how quiet it is. This was an unexpected surprise. The installation was not difficult at all.


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Nov 17 , 2013
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great value for the money

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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straightshooter21

Antioch, TN

Sep 29 , 2013
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Good buy

It is quiet, but not as quiet as I expected. It was easy to install, and works well. Directions are clear and simple. If you go by the online picture, you would think it's auto reverse, it's not. That pic is not the 60581 model in fact, it is 60554. Read the specs. They look alike, but they are different. Nevertheless, I'm very satisfied with the purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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billyhoyle

Bristol, CT

Aug 8 , 2013
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Happy

Easy installation and works well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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englishbrook

Queensbury, NY

Jul 26 , 2013
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easy installation

Sound level when operating was acceptable

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Keywester

Evansville, IN

Jun 27 , 2013
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Best Ever

This was so easy to install and I am not at handyman. It works well it's quiet best I have ever had. Delighted with.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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May 26 , 2013
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easy to install

love the performance


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Gary_J

Saint Paul, MN

May 26 , 2013
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Noisy & poor balance

First one bought had a defect in the outlet. Sears provided another without a problem. But this one has a poorly attached shroud that vibrates severely. The rotating parts are not balanced very well, contributing to the objectionable roughness. This is a replacement for a similar Kenmore model that worked well for more than 15 years. I'd ask for a replacement but expect it would be no different than this one. Very displeased!


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marcob68

New City, NY

Apr 27 , 2013
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Still going strong

Been in service for more than 25 years and still grinding up food, although not as quietly as some of the newer disposals.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dkintex

Fort Worth, TX

Feb 15 , 2013
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Nice and quiet

My plumber was impressed that it installed so easily. It doesn't shake the counter, as others have done with 1/2 the hp.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SAINTE

Chelmsford, MA

Dec 21 , 2012
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effective "PIG"

This is the 2nd unit of this product. The first has been in use for 4+ yrs and despite having to digest a spoon and several broken glasses , is still going strong


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DeWolfesr

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Mesquite, TX

Dec 9 , 2012
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First one came apart on the inside (cutter blades)

Second one is doing fine

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MariotheRunner

Manteca, CA

Dec 4 , 2012
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Quiet & Efficient Food Waste Disposal

Quiet & Efficient Food Waste Disposal. Installation pretty simple with good instructions. Remember to order p/n 60686 Kenmore Disposer Power Cord with strain relief to complete your installation. I was lucky and bought a 6 ft power cord and added my own strain relief.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CarraraS

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San Diego, CA

Nov 30 , 2012
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Looking Forward To More Garbage

Quiet, powerful, easy to install and priced compeititively with Depot and other DIY stores. Arrived in three days.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pooh12565

Parrish, FL

Nov 18 , 2012
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Impressive

We had to replace our old disposal, and chose this one based upon the price. My kids have a bad habit of leaving plates and silverware in the sink. A fork fell into the disposal that we were not aware of. When we turned on the disposal, we heard a strange noise and shut it off. I was amazed when I reached in a pulled out a fork that had been completely mangled - what power!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MammyGirl

Hamburg, NY

Nov 5 , 2012
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Sooooo quite - Stainless Steel is worth it

Very nice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ibartle

Fort Worth, TX

Oct 19 , 2012
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Kenmore Disposer

It is not as quiet as I thought it would be, but it is a quality item and a lot quieter than my previous one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Barbara-EP

Eden Prairie, MN

Sep 24 , 2012
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Great machine

Not the quietest one on the market, but works great. Easy install too.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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