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Waste King Legend 8000 Garbage Disposal Review

by Holly Curell

Waste King is known for providing some of the best garbage disposals that are able to work through all of the waste that you want to remove. With a good garbage disposal like the Waste King L-8000, you can chop up the food and send it down without a big hassle while cleaning up the kitchen. If you are looking for a reliable garbage disposal, then here is our Waste King 8000 review.  

The Good 
  • Sleep and compact design
  • EZ mount system lets anyone install it 
  • Removable splash guard for easy installation 
  • Activate through the wall switch or the air switch
  • Nice and quiet 
The Bad 
  • Not as big as other models
  • Hard to jam from the inside 
  • Warranty only covers a few parts 

Features Of The Waste King 8000 

High speed motor

This will help to grind up any of the food that you want to send down the sink, preventing any of the food from getting stuck in the drains and getting stuck and ensuring that kitchen cleanup is easier than ever. 

EZ mounting system

This system helps anyone set up their own garbage disposal with a simple twist and lock.

You can get the whole thing set up in just a few minutes without needing the help of a professional electrician or plumber. 


Some garbage disposals are loud and hard to use. You do not want to have it be too loud, or it can wake everyone up. The Waste King L-8000 is quiet and durable, which will last a long time. 

Waste King Legend Series 1 HP
Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

Manual reset button

Many homeowners like the manual reset button that will help them get the garbage disposal working again if something goes wrong.

Just a simple push and you are ready to go (in most cases). 

Removable splash guard

When it is time to clean out the garbage disposal, this brand has a removable splash guard in place.

This will make it easier to get all the food and gunk out of the drain. 

Waste King L-8000 Garbage Disposal Reviewed 

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There are many great garbage disposals that you can choose from, but they do not provide the durability and functionality that you need, like the Waste King L-8000 garbage disposal. This compact and powerful disposal is designed to last a long time and get the work done for many families. 

Installing the Disposer 

The Waste King L-8000 is going to be lighter than a lot of garbage disposals and is about 12 pounds, which makes it easier to use compared to some of the others. It also relies on an EZ installation process, making sure that someone without electric experience can still get the device in place.  

Even though this device is light enough that you can install it and keep it in place, it is large enough to grind up a lot of the food items that you want to send down the drain. This makes it an excellent choice for families who want to be able to clean up the kitchen and who want a garbage disposal that will meet their needs.  

You will need to measure out your sink cabinets before purchasing it, though. This unit is 16 inches tall, which is taller than some of the other ones and it may not fit into the sink cabinet at all.  

Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord

Food Grinding Capabilities 

There is a lot of power behind this kind of garbage disposer. The Waste King will use their Permanent Magnet VORTEX, which is going to be a less complicated motor that is lighter but has a lot of power. The RPM on this motor is 2800, so you can get the food ground up in no time. And with 1 horsepower present, you will be able to use this garbage disposal any way that you would like.  

Troubleshooting Problems 

There are very few problems that come up with this type of garbage disposal. However, when they do, there is a limited parts warranty in place to make it a good option for everyone. You can also quickly unhook the disposal and put it back on, helping you check out the disposal when necessary.  





Permanent Magnet Vortex



Grind Components 

Stainless Steel 

Grinding Stages  




Dishwasher Drain Connection 



20-year limited 

Waste King Garbage Disposal Models Compared 

Waste King L-8000 Vs. A1SPC 

The design is a big difference between both of these units. The outlook of the 8000 is similar to some of the other disposals from Waste King, but the A1SPC is a little different in design and color. Their mounting type is different with the L-8000 using an EZ mounting system and the A1SPC using a snap and lock mounting system. The A1SPC is also less noisy compared to the L-8000.  

Waste King L-8000 Vs. 9980 

The main difference between these two garbage disposals is the way that they are installed. The splash guard is also easy to remove to make cleaning easier. Outside of the easier installation, both of these models have similar power, speed, and noise levels. Both will also have a 1 horsepower motor, and the speed on them is 2800 RPM.  

Waste King Vs. Other Brands 

Waste King 8000 vs. InSinkErator Evolution Compact 

If you are looking to get a garbage disposal that will be able to keep up with your whole family, then you need to go with the Waste King L-8000. This one has a little more power and has an easy installation compared to the InSinkErator Evolution Compact. The price is also lower to make it more affordable, but still, InSinkErator is also a top brand that many people trust.  

Waste King 8000 Vs. InSinkErator Evolution Excel 

The Waste King garbage disposal has a lot of power behind their L-8000 model, especially for the price. However, there are a lot of times when the Evolution Excel will have a lot of power, fewer jams, and other benefits that make it a better option. The price is a little higher, though, so for a budget option, the Waste King is better.  

People Also Ask (FAQs)

Where is the Waste King L-8000 reset button? 

You can find the Waste King L-8000 reset button on the front of the unit. This makes it easier to find the reset button when you need it.  

Why is my Waste King L-8000 leaking from the bottom? 

Leaking from the bottom is a sign that the motor seal is defective. This allows the water to seep into the motor housing. You will need to replace the whole disposer since this is not easily repaired.  

Where can I buy replacement parts for the Waste King L-8000? 

Customers can choose to purchase any of the replacement parts that they need for this garbage disposal. You can find them on Amazon or on the Waste King website to make it easier. Depending on the issue, though, it may be a better investment to replace the entire unit.  


The Waste King L-8000 is a great garbage disposal with a lot of power. Choosing it for your home will ensure that kitchen cleanup is always a breeze and that you will not need to fix it any time soon.  

Holly Curell is the editor extraordinaire for Plumbing Lab. Having grown up in Michigan, Holly has spent time living in New York, Virginia, & currently North Carolina, where she lives with her husband & family. Holly loves DIY & has years of experience with at-home plumbing problems that arise from having 3 kids & living in colder climates. When she's not writing about her plumbing knowledge, Holly enjoys reading, hiking & relaxing with family.