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WHEN DISHWASHER DRAINS AND WATER COMES OUT OF THE AIR GAP

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  • pauldion May 11, 2010

    What are you calling the "air gap" Do you mean the space around the drain pipe or some

    other opening in your washer??

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Disassemble and clean the air gap fixture.
It should be OK then.
Air gaps clog up.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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The 2 drains from both tube was connected to the same air Gap causing a back fill. the rubber flapper inside the dishwasher drain outlet is a poor design not strong enough to resist the pressure from the back fill. Don't waste money to buy these flappers for replacement, since they don't work. What you need is to buy a Air Gap with built in divert valve to install at the drain hoses from both tube to the air gap. Youe will have no problem like that afterward.
Here is the link to order.
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Since this just started, I would suggest cleaning out the p-trap under your sink. If your sink drains sluggishly without a pump, then your dishwasher will overflow your drain pipes with its pump.
Also, try facing any air gap opening into the sink.
If the pipes are clear, you may need to add a length of pipe between the air gap on the sink and the 'y' connector that the drain lines are connected to. This will help keep any splashing water from 'climbing' out of the sink-top vent. Good luck

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Dishwasher doesn't drain completely after full cycle


If there is any blockage in your diposal, water will comes up to the sink, since it happened to me. As soon I installed the air gap then it fixed the problem. No air gap, water flowing is slowing down conflicting with timed draining causing this problem. Let's think of this, if you fill up water in a 1/2 galon milk container, and you try to emty it. If you pull down straightly , it will be slow compared to pull it at an agle to let air going into the opening. The air vent helps water flow better meeting the timed draining.

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The check valve might be stuck. The valve is supposed to let the water out but stop it from flowing back in. Also make sure you discharge line has a loop. And check your air gap at the sink(if you have one) and make sure it is not plugged.

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Won't drain during the final cycle, water comes out on the floor


CHECK THE FOLLOWING--


1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

2. Broken belt
Some dishwasher models use a belt to drive the pump. Replace the belt if found broken.

Note: Sometimes the belt would just come off the pump. Even though it might not be broken, it is recommended that you replace the belt, because it is probably too stretched out.

3. Pump
Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller, takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.

4. Drain solenoid
Some models (for example most GE dishwashers) use a drain solenoid to drain water out. Sometimes the solenoid gets stuck, preventing the water from draining out. Try to free up the solenoid. If unsuccessful, you might have to replace the pump assembly.

5. Motor
If the motor is stuck, it is sometimes possible to free it up by manually spinning the motor.

Replace the motor if defective.

6. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

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If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller, takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.

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Check your "air gap". This is the device that sticks above the countertop and prevents any water backup from getting into your dishwasher. The problem may well be a partially clogged air gap.
Remove the decorative cover and there should be a plastic dome that can be removed. Firmly grip the plastic dome and move from side to side while pulling up. Once you get the dome off you will be able to see if it is clogged. This can be done without removing the drain hose from the bottom of the air gap. This solved my problem which was the dishwasher not completely pumping all the water out. After cleaning the air gap it drains properly.

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