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Kohler 5988 Sink leaks from soap dispenser spout (?) when dishwasher is running

Our Kohler 5988 sink discharges water from what I think is the soap dispenser connection all over the counter/backsplash when our dishwasher is in a drain cycle. I inspected under the sink and find what looks like a strange connection - there are two hoses coming from the soap dispenser hole (if this is what that actually is), one leading to the dishwasher and one to the disposal. We are renting and did not install this sink, so we don't know if something has been modified or even how this feature is supposed to work. We have to "supervise" when we run the dishwasher or else water ends up everywhere. Can you help?

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    Paul's Plumbing May 11, 2010

    Is it a kitchen sink? Do you have a garbage disposal and a dishwasher? If so, it is the vacuum breaker for the dishwasher drain line and it is clogged between the vacuum breaker and the disposal. I will help you fix it if this is the problem.

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Hi.. Its a breather or "vent "and its clogged. Remove the drain tube under the sink that runs from the vent to the connection on the drain( under sink). Clean vent and replace. Please send me some Positive feedback if I've help. Thankyou!

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