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Dishwasher water comes out of air gap

Plug is out and clear in garbage disposal.
7/8'' discharge line is clear from air gap to garbage disposal.
5/8'' inlet line from dishwasher is hooked to 5/8 side of air gap.
Just installed new air gap and diswasher still drains through air gap!!!!
WHY???

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  • lmcnair4 Mar 12, 2009

    Tried your idea, but water still came out of the air gap.

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Ur discharge line is to low...try to make a loop

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    CESAR QUANT Mar 16, 2009

    okay did u check When
    connecting drain line to disposer,

    check to be sure that drain plug has

    been removed. DISHWASHER WILL

    NOT DRAIN IF PLUG IS LEFT IN PLACE, and dont forget to make a loop with 32 " minimun of high

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