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Leak from dishwasher fill funnel

Water comes out of "fill funnel" on side of dishwasher when energising the water valve, it comes out of the small rectanged hole in the fill funnel. If I turn down the water pressure to the dishwasher the water does not overflow from this point. Is it nessasary to have this airation system or can I block the hole with something? John

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Hi . the air gap is required by law, to have it there.to stop water in the tub, to end up in your water system, which would never happen. try setting the pressure down, and use the dishwasher. it should work fine . turn down taps ,till it stops leaking . should be ok

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