GE Dishwasher 2200 series - water comes out airgap
When draining water the water comes out of airgap and creates mess around sink. Just installed. Have high water pressure in house could it be due to this. Previously installed at sisters and worked fine Handyman who installed not sure how to resolve other than suggesting the pipe from dishwasher should perhaps be a longer one. Me, I'm clueless and was hoping someone could help me please.
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Re: GE Dishwasher 2200 series - water comes out airgap
Take the air gap apart and clean it out. also clean hose from air gap to garbage disposal.. if the garbage disposal is new take it down and remove the plug where the drain hose from the air gap connects to it..
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So you have an airgap ? if you might have a clog . if you are not sure dind were your drain hose runs to . usally it is under your sink cabinet , you can unhook the end of the drain hose and put in a large bucket and dorce drain your dishwasher. if no luck take the filter screen out from the bottom inside and look for broken glass or whatever would prevent a drain. oh get a wet vac to remove water so you can see what you are looking for. Also listen for a hum when you force drain if you do not hear anything call for service, pump is dead or not getting voltage
Hello, The airgap prevents the water from the sink backflowing into the dishwasher. You could espically if your dishwasher hasa corragated plastic drain hose attach it under the sink so at one point the hose is higher that the nozzle of the disposer it connects to so the hose is still higher that the level of the nozzle and water wont backfill into the dishwasher.
OK, I have made this error before.
When you install a new garbage disposal, it comes with a "plug" that fills the hole of the little pipe that the dishwasher drain hose connects to (if there is a dishwasher.)
Remove that plug (see instructions for the disposal) and you should be all set.
Also, if you ever get the chance, consider installing a dishwasher AirGap valve between your dishwasher and garbage disposal. They are almost free at any hardware store.
Good Luck! Please report back with what you find.
The E1 error is telling you that there is a leak in the dishwasher. After confirming that there is no leak, even directly under the dishwasher (remove the kickplate and use a flashlight.)
After ruling that out, your problem is almost certainly caused by the drain hose between your dishwasher and your drain. There MUST be a 30" rise in the drain hose between the DW and the drain. If the hose just lays there, causing a siphoning effect (law of physics) that WILL drain water out of the dishwasher into the drain as soon as a wash or rinse cycle begins (after 1 - 2 minutes after they begin. Then the E1 error will be displayed.
The BEST way to fix this problem is to install an AirGap valve (almost free @ any hardware store) in your counter/sink and then running the short pipe to your disposal or sing drain inlet. If that is not possible or for a quick and dirty repair until you can install the AirGap, tie the drain hose to the bottom of the counter top so the rise is created.
check your airgap by the faucet of your sink. usually a metal cylinder is the cap. then you might have tabs to press in, or the top of the airgap can unscrew. usually i find stuff in there. mostly fishbones.. otherwise make sure the holes towards the bottem left of your dishwasher tub under your filters arnt clogged up. sometimes calcium gets in there a clogs those holes to the drain pump.
if no airgap then check that hole to the disposer. reach your finger in there towards where the dishwasher drain line is coming in and make sure that isnt clogged up.
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.