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I recently had my garbage disposal blow up too. It looked about as old as the house and had obviosly been installed wrong. I drove to sears. They had a 1.5 horsepower monster on display at the front of the isle for 139.95, but I didn't think I'd be able to carry it out to the car by my self. I got the 1/3 hp kenmore for 39.95 from the bottom shelf and installed it in about 45 minutes. It's much quieter than the old beast, and sounds sort of like the trash compressor on a garbage truck. Very nice.