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Dishwasher leaks at top of sink

There is a tube coming from the dishwasher that connects at a "Y" continues up to top of sink, the other goes to the garbage disposal. during the final rinse, water comes out of the top of sink. Not sure why the valve at the top of sink. looks like it should have been a soap dispenser...

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Hi some old dishwasherhas that y ,,,,,,the y is there so when washer drains it does not go bact to the machine,,,,,,,,some times the pipe that goes from y to disposer gets clugged and you can turn the hole tourd the sink the drain into sink

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