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Dish washer When i turn on the dishwasher as soon as it cycles i have water coming out of the air vent on top of the sink. it is connected to thegarbage disposal

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Also, some Garbage disposal models have a plug that needs to be removed before hooking the dishwasher drain hose to it. Be sure this plug is removed.

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Re: dish washer

The drain in to the garbage diposal is clogged.  Remove the drain hose from the dishwasher and clean the hose.  Also check the inlet to the garbage disposer and clena it.

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The hose from the air gap on top of your sink to the garbage disposer is plugged.or kinked probably.Unless you have a new garbage disposer and the plug wasn't knocked out at the dishwasher drain connection

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

Dirty dishes post cycle are a sign of draining problems however this is a list of what it could be.

1. A partially clogged drain
2. The timer motor is not functioning properly
3. A broken or worn pump impeller

Here is what you need to do:

Check your entire drain system. Start at the final outlet and work your way backward to the motor pump connection on the dishwasher.

Suspected areas are.

a. The sink connection outlet is clogged (this can be inside a garbage disposal.

b. The air-gap is clogged in the very top part of the air-gap (Usually located on the back of the sink and is around 3 inches tall) Remove the cover, unscrew the top nut and check under the horse shoe bend inside the plastic top for obstructions. Clean as needed)

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