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Will not drain all fluid

Retains water in the bottom of the unit after it's done.
I've removed the prelimanary screen and the secondary and cleaned the third.
I poured in about 2 gallons of boiling water into the drain area, in case of grease blockage, and that did nothing but fill the bottom of the unit to the open door.

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I had the same problem and changed the drain line including the air gap.

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