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During installation of new dishwasher when I was attaching drain hose to pump I saw a small red rubber fap attached to end of pump discharge nozzle. Is this a backflow prevention or something to keep

The end of the drain pump nozzle where the supplied drain hose attaches there is a red rubber flap that appears to be a backflow prevention device.Is this correct or is it something that is to protect from obstructions entering during shipping and to be removed at installation? I can can find anything in any of the included paper work.

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  • jjp001 May 24, 2009

    That is what I assumed, but I never act on my thoughts without some backup from an expert as yourself. It was sort of cheesy looking for such an expensive dishwasher [$1250]. Thank you very much for your time and fast response to my inquiry. John & Joyce Pearce

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It is a back flow preventer. Leave it alone and attach the drain hose.

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