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Re: Dishwasher draining into kitchen sink!
Is the water coming out the holes of the airgap "vent". If so, you have an obstruction from the hose that goes from the "vent" to the garbage disposer and is causing the drain water to back up.
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Two things to consider....clean water or
Clean water usually indicates the fill valve
is not shutting off all the way and the fill valve is "weeping" water
in all the time = new fill valve time!!
Dirty water usually is not a dishwasher
problem but more of a plumbing issue. Often the sink drain that carries the
sinks water outside is not fast enough and some of this sink water is backing
up into the drain hose and filling up the dishwasher through the drain hose.
The drain from the sink to outside needs attention as this type of a problem
indicates a slow house drain for that sink.
The dishwasher drain line should be clamped
to the top underneath part of the counter before entering the sink drain
plumbing, this may help the water from coming back inside the dishwasher.
I it hard to believe that a sink full of water will drain "freely" if the washing machine machine water will not. My suspect is that a minor blockage exists in the main sewer drain line-AFTER the point of connection of the washer. A cleanout point probably exists near that point of connection. Please use it to clear the line.
I suppose "flooding in both drawers of ..." implies water is not draining out. Is that right?
It is a very little information to give you any clear solutions.
Did the water get into the drawers without starting any wash program? Most likely it is the backflow from kitchen sink back through the dishwasher drain hose. Does your kitchen sink plumbing have an air gap sowehere. If so, is it clear?
If the water is the back flow then it is likely to be smelly and you do not want to run it through the dishwasher. I would suggest take the drain hose out from under the sink downpipe and drop into an empty bucket. Then take all the fixtures out from the drawers and empty out water using a small container.
Put the washer arms back and run each drawer on a short rinse cycle collecting the drain water in the bucket. If cycle runs clear, then get plumber to check the kitchen downpipe.
Make sure the drain hose is not blocked or pinched.Also check where it
drains into your sink pipeing to be sure food isnt blocking the drain
Its eather the drainage path is blocked or the pump stoped pumping.
Also, the drain hose must be installed so as to have a high spot higher
than the sink drain or the water from your sink will be able to "run
down hill" or drain into your dishwasher. Take a look and see!
also It sounds like your dishwasher does not have an air gap. Newer
dishwashers come with an air gap installed, but they can be taken out.
A quick fix for this is to:
Check the drain line under the kitchen sink. The drain line is supposed
to run from the bottom of the cabinet, and run as high in the cabinet
as you can get, (up to the bottom of the counter top) then connect the
drain. This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the
drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your
dishwasher, and garbage disposal.
Almost all dishwashers connect to the sink drain in one way or another. Many connect (via an Air Gap valve) to a garbage disposal.
If the "metal part" is at the rear of the sink, that is the top of the air gap. When water comes out of it, that means the drain is plugged.
If there is a garbage disposal, does water drain through it? Does the disposal work?
If there is no disposal, does water from the faucet run through the drain of each sink with no problem?
Thanks for answering these questions in a reply.
From the sound of things, your dishwasher drains faster than your sink drain ( via the garbage disposal) can drain it off.. You may have a problem with the way your sink drain/trap is vented and there is too much back pressure to drain down quickly.. When you run water from your sink, does it take a long time to drain down or if you fill your sink up and drain it, does it drain slowly ? That may be your problem.. Hope that helps.
Have had this problem twice on my DWI614. First time engineer came out and I watched what he did and asked questions. He removed panel at bottom of dishwasher (2 screws) after removing facia panel from kitchen as it is a built in dishwasher. To the right is the drain pump. Remove 1 retaining screw and hose retaining clip. Ease out the drain pump and make sure to have some cloth beneath as residual water will flush out. Before I did this the second time I removed as much water from inside with a small cup first. Both times I had blockages in the drain pump. First was a piece of glass and second some food. I also pulled the drain pipe forward and blew through to make sure path to sink was clear. Clear out and reassemble. Start a simple program before putting the front back panel back on and you can touch the drain opump and feel it working as the water drains properly. That was my fix both times, good luck.