dishwasher air gap over-flow


Old 03-15-06, 11:31 AM
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Question dishwasher air gap over-flow

I have hooked up my new dishwasher, the drain going from dishwasher to the air gap to the garbage disposal. However, when the dishwasher drains, some of the drain water comes up and out of the air gap. What can I do to prevent this? (P.S. yes, I have double-checked that the garbage disposal's connection is punched open, thouroughly)
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Old 03-15-06, 12:12 PM
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weeping1, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Remove the hose from the air-gap to the disposer. Check it and the opening for disposer for gunk. If clear, remove the cap on the air-gap and remove the plastic insert (careful not to break off the tabs) and check for anything that may be stuck in it. Good luck.
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Spitting Air Gaps

There have been so many problems with these air-gaps that some state plumbing codes do not reqire them any longer.

Our code changed years ago to permit air-breaks and I changed over yeras past, today most homes only use the new approved method with no mess.
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