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Airgap spills over onto sink every time we run the dishwashers

Kenmore Elite dishwasher.
airgap spills over onto sink every time we run the dishwashers
what to do?

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  • Jose31 Sep 14, 2008

    also, the dishwasher never completely dries the dishes. kenmore elite. what to do?

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Harvey
it's strange; the dw is only 5 years old. is this considered old or young these days for dws?

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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Hi Jose31,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question is: Kenmore Elite dishwasher.airgap spills over onto sink every time we run the dishwashers. what to do?

This is very common! In most states the airgap is no longer required for this very reason. It's one of those ideas that looked good on paper. In my state I remove it. If you have to keep it, thats OK. All is not lost. The real culprit is crud buildup in the airgap discharge tube. You would have to remove it and clean it and the fittings. And next year do it again. May not be as simple as it sounds. You might consider utilizing our Repair Directory to find a repairman.

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Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Harvey Goldberg Sep 14, 2008

    Hi Jose31,



    It's Harvey your Master Plumber.



    Now you're telling me that the dry cycle doesn't completely dry your dishes.



    How old is your d/w. This is common as they get older. In my humble opinion it's not worth the cost of repair. At this point I would be glad it still got my dishes clean. I would start putting away something each week, eventually, when it completely fails, you'll be ready to purchase new.



    Thanx for responding,



    Harvey

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