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Problem with my dishwasher not draining at all.....

So Im not sure If I have the air gap thing. casue I have a disposal and I have a spary hose aslso.. well like 4 days ago my dishwasher was fine. and then I ran a wash but I opened it to grab something out and then I did it again . and when the cycle was done I went to empty the dishwasher and there was water all on the bottum. well I scooped it all out . then I checked the kictchen drain hose and it was fine. then I ran another cycle.. oh I also blew into the hose that runs from the dishwasher to the sink thingy and nothing happened. so im confused please help .

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  • MISSI79 Aug 22, 2007

    wow im confused. yes the dishwasher has drained before.... I moved into this home 3 months ago. and it just stopped draining. I have taken the thing apart and drained it and all kinds of things but still not draining.. Im gonna have to give you better details Im gonna go see exactly what I did . and then tell you

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It sounds like you have connected your dishwasher to a garbage disposal.

Check to see that the drain hose runs through a hole in the bottom/back of your cabinet, then up to the top of the cabinet, then is connected to the drain on the garbage disposal. (The reason that you run your drain up to the top of the cabinet is: This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher.)

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Has this Dishwasher ever drained at all? In installations the need to have a drain line attached to a disposal system is top on the list, how ever some times the connection is made but a small plug in the disposal on the inside of the wall of the grinding chamber has to be knocked out to allow for proper draining of the dishwasher water.

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