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Bottom drawer drains into top drawer

I love my fisher paykel double dish drawer, but I have had a lot of problems with it. For the many times it has had to be repaired I could have bought a new one. This is my second set. Anyway my latest problem is the bottom drawer empties into the top. The way I solve this is to run the bottom about a minute before the top so when finished they are both dry. If I run the bottom first and the top is already finished Then I run the top on rinse to empty the water out. Any ideas on fixing this myself, I'm going broke paying repair people

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  • lawwe Oct 02, 2008

    My fisher paykel dish drawers drain into each other as well as into the waste line. The drain line from each drawer connects to the joiner and the joiner connects to the dishwasher side of a counter top mounted airgap. The airgap connects to the waste hose that empties into the garbage disposal.

    These two drawers have always had some back flow from the joiner point onto the unused drawer and I have never gotten a useful solution to correcting the problem. I, instead, have managed the problem by running extra rinse cycles, emptying clean dishes from one drawer before running other drawer, and etc. Lately, the amount of water depositing in the non-running drawer has become excessive. I now want the problem fixed.

    I think these two drawers each need there own airgap instead of sharing one with the joiner. ? Is there such a thing as an airgap that will allow two dishwashers to be connected?

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I can offer a PERMANENT fix for this! That machine has never been installed properly since day 1 I would bet, and a series of techs have come thru unable to fix it right, or they keep selling you those "flappers" that fix the issue for a short period of time.
The way to fix cross-draining fisher paykel dishdrawers is to install a dual-air gap. You can get them from fisherpaykelparts.net here: http://www.fisherpaykelparts.net/index.php?categoryid=113&productid=7

Install one of those and the machine will work better than it ever has!!

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