Asked by: Evilio Porodnyahome and garden home appliances
Why is water coming out of my air gap?
Last Updated: 23rd January, 2020
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Also to know is, what does an air gap do?
A common use of the term "air gap" in home plumbing refers to a fixture that provides back-flow prevention for an installed dishwasher. When installed and maintained properly, the air gap works as described above, and prevents drain water from the sink from backing up into the dishwasher, possibly contaminating dishes.
Additionally, what is an air gap faucet? An Air Gap faucet requires a larger hole in the countertop than a standard faucet. The “air gap” faucet is a plumbing device designed to provide a siphon break for the drain line of an undersink reverse osmosis unit.
Likewise, should water come out of the 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 points to a restriction in the water flow.
Why is water backing up into my dishwasher?
Many dishwashers discharge drain water through the garbage disposal in the adjacent kitchen sink. If the disposal is clogged with food debris, dishwasher drain water may back up through the drain line. Fill the kitchen sink with very hot water, then remove the sink stopper and run the disposal to flush out debris.