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One drawer drains into the other and vice versa

When I run one of the two drawers - it doesn't matter which one - as the one drawer is draining, it will sometimes fill up the other drawer with the water from the drawer that is running. My husband and I took the drain lines off and ran a test, when the water hits the airgap, the machine doesn't seem to have enough pressure to push the water to the drain pipe so the first place it goes is to the opposite drain line and back into the other draw.

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    I have the same problem, but it is only the bottom drawer that drains into the top drawer.

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Just cvomes down to the position of the drain hoses, follw the install instructions to the letter. The hoses have to be positioned as per the diagram with the elbow supplied.

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Hope someone has a solution as we also have this problem...

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As the drawers share a common outlet to the kitchen sink drain, it is the drain water from bottom drawer going to top drawer. Can happen if the drain hoses are not following the correct specifications for installation. An air gap kit is available to solve the problems.

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