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WHY DOES WATER COME UP INTO THE AIR VALVEON TOP THE SINK WHEN IT CHANGES CYCLES

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Most dishwashers drain into your disposal. If your disposal has stuff in it it doesn't drain very fast so it backs up into the vent.

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

  • Mark Carey Jan 04, 2011

    Run and clear your disposal before you run your dishwasher. If your dishwasher does not drain into your disposal, you have a slow moving drain that needs to be cleaned out.



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