My dishwasher is hooked to my kitchen sink drain. I noticed that when I
did a light cleaning mode,the part where the DW drains seems to back up
my kitchen sink about 2 inches. It remains there for now 1/2 hour..is
this normal, or do i have a drainage problem?
If its a drainage problem where do I look for the problem. Prior to
useing the DW, ordinary water had no problem draining in the sink.
There needs to be a loop or air gap in the line from the DW to the drain.
that is to prevent siphoning back to the DW. The sink drain should still
drain in the normal manner and yes, the plumbing system needs to have a
vent. But if the drain is clogged, the water will have no place to go, but
up into the sink.
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