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Floods top drawer when washing bottom

I have a Fisher Paykel and when we run the bottom drawer the top one fills with water up to the part where the dishes sit. I have no idea of what causes this or what to check...any ideas would be helpful.

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Re: floods top drawer when washing bottom

The machine is not installed correctly, as it probably has a single air gap and the hoses for the two drawers are sharing that single air gap. These are basically two seperate dishwashers. There is a fix from fisher paykel parts:

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