Re: Dishwasher/Garbage Disposal drain
Posted by TB on January 22, 2003 at 16:17:25:
In response to Re: Dishwasher/Garbage Disposal drain

Does the Y device look like it came with the disposal (similar looking metal/plastic)? I suspect not. If you think about it, water from the sink has a 50/50 chance of going down the dishwasher hose as opposed to the garbage disposal. Is there a pipe-looking connector that is possibly capped on the existing disposal unit?

Sink Drain
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/ \
/ \
Disposal Dishwasher
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Waste

Is this what it looks like?

It should look like

Sink Drain
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Garbage Disposal <- - - Dishwasher
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Waste

Hope that helps.


: My dishwasher drain does not go directly to my garbage disposal. Rather it goes up one leg of an upside down "Y" connector. The other leg of the "Y" comes down into the garbage disposal. The leg of the "Y" or hte top, goes up through the sink out onto the top where a small cap sits on top.

: When run, the dishwasher drains into the "Y" which then squirts water out of the top into the sink.

: Can I bypass this "Y" device and hook my dishwasher drain hose directly into the garbage disposal? WHat is the purpose of this "Y" device?
: thanks




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