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Water backing up into kitchen sinks

I'm thinking clog, but don't know where to start looking. My husband is not a "fix-it" kind of guy so I thought maybe I could give it a shot. I'd ask parents and in-laws, but they don't believe in dishwashers!!...hahaha

I turned off the washer after I lifted the cover off the valve located on the sink edge and had Old Faithful in my kitchen! The water remained in both sides of the double sink for maybe 1/2 hour-45 minutes and then drained away by itself.

Please help!!!
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Michelle

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Assuming your dishwasher drains into the trap coming down from the sink, you would need to check the S trap located there.

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