The Darn Dishwasher Air Gap...

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Old 12-29-20, 04:58 PM
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The Darn Dishwasher Air Gap...

I'm trying to hear all sides of this before I get the tools out and start fiddling around! I have hot water coming from the air gap when my dishwasher drains. If it is being caused by a blocked pipe, garbage disposal knockout (disposal was recently installed), clogged vent or clogged air gap would water just come out of the air gap or would water run into other places also? When I run the dishwasher, water drips through the ceiling in the garage. I am upstairs and the dishwasher is above the garage. Also, under my kitchen sink is very wet along with the side of the cupboard separating the dishwasher and cupboard space. I certainly appreciate any advice and/or suggestions, as this is becoming a real mess!
 
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Old 12-29-20, 05:01 PM
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Without a few pics we are guessing, but if this started when the disposal was installed, yeah I would take the hose off and see if the knockout is still blocking the drain...
 
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The garbage disposal was installed the day we moved in so I don't know if it did this before or not. Sounds like a logical place to start though!



 
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I'd agree that the knockout wasn't removed from the disposer.
If the knockout has been removed...... then the black hose is clogged.

You should try to remove that kink in the water supply line.
 
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Old 12-29-20, 06:22 PM
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The clog could be in the air gap as well. Most have a removable cap so that you can inspect for a clog. With the cap off, you should be able to snake the black hose until you can see the snake down inside the disposal drain.
 
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Old 12-29-20, 06:25 PM
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Exactly......that is true too.
 
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You all are awesome!!I snaked the black pipe and whaalah! Problem solved. I also removed the kink from the water supply. That was so easy! I appreciate you all. Thank you!
 
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Awesome job. Thanks for letting us know how you made out.
 
 

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