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What causes the vent on top of the sink for the dishwasher drain to have lots of water coming out it when running the dishwasher
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Posted 2017-10-19T21:34:08+0000  by Steveberberich1 Steveberberich1
 
Hello Steveberberich1, and welcome to the Community!

The vent is known as an "air gap". Water coming out the air gap should not be a regular occurrence, though occasionally it might happen when, for example, someone forgets to run the garbage disposal. Regular water discharge from an air gap indicates a restriction in the water flow. An air gap prevents dirty dishwater from back-flowing into fresh water lines. But over time, ground-up food and grease can build up inside the air gap and form a clog. If water squirts out the air gap’s vent holes or you notice a foul smell coming from it, it’s time to clean it. All you need is a bottle brush and some household disinfecting cleaner.

Yank the cover off the air gap and remove the snap-in or screw-on diverter. Remove any loose food particles, then clean with the bottle brush as shown. If you still have a water leak after cleaning the air gap, clean the drain line where it meets the garbage disposer.





Posted 2017-10-20T12:29:59+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
 
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