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Water drains to drain air gap on sink

The washer still performs but when emptying it drains to the air gap piece on the sink.could that mean a clog? and how do I go about clearing that? Not rinsing correctly also

John

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  • jonflylv24 Nov 25, 2008

    Hi Rick

    Thanks for the info,but I must tell you I am an ignoramus when it comes to fixing these type of problems.My Garbage disposal obviuosly is under the sink, please tell me where the connections are that you mentioned and I give it a shot.its just that I dont want to unhook the wrong connectors

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Hi John,
From your description, it sounds like the line going into your drain system ( through the garbage disposal or directly into your drain itself) may be restricting water flow.. A quick test would be to detach your drain hose and cycle an empty dishwasher but run the drain water into a rubber barrel so as to eliminate your drain system from being the root cause. If it doesn't drain correctly into a barrell, then you may have a clogged filter or an something in the pump ( including but not necessarily the problem.. a bad pump) Try this test and let me know what happens..
Regards,
Rick

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    Rick Gelin Dec 08, 2008

    Hi John,

    I've been away for a bit and hadn't checked back for comments until today. If you haven't gotten any further with your dishwasher problem by now, then I can provide a bit more incite into where things are hooked up, Once you gain access under your sink, look on the side or the back of your garbage disposer for a stub that would allow a hose to be clamped to it ( they are usually near the top of the garbage disposal and you should see a skiny hose claped to it ( sometimes they use adapter fittings to get the right hose to fit,... You should be able to unscrew the hose clamp and simply slip the hose off the stub...for the test.

    I am thinking that you may have already determined that and solved your problem by now.. and hope you have.. Get back to me if that isn't true..

    Regards,

    Rick

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