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Leaking dishwasher There is standing water in the dishwasher when it's not being used. Recently we had a garbage disposal installed and was wondering whether this may cause the water from the sink to settle in the dishwasher. Also, the water rises and leaks on the floor. We have to run a wash cycle to drain and dry out the dishwasher. What do you think the problem is?

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  • Marzella Credit Aug 09, 2007

    Thanks. Also forgot to mention that when we use the garbage disposal the water/food particles gush up out of the sink on the other side. What could be causing this?

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It sound like while the assembly of the garbage disposal, you placed the end of the drain line pipe in a lower position than it was before. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 06, 2007

  • Dov Dror Aug 10, 2007

    It sound like you have a blockage in the drain line, between the sink and drainage line.

    Good luck!

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