What is a Dishwasher Air Gap?
A dishwasher air gap is a cylinder fitting that connects the kitchen sink drain to your dishwasher and prevents dirty water from entering your clean dishes. It also prevents water from flowing back out during a cleaning cycle. Maytag® dishwashers have powerful features that keep dishes clean, but the dishwasher air gap is a small yet mighty tool that helps to protect dishes. Because your dishwasher drains directly into your kitchen’s plumbing, the dishwasher air gap blocks any dirty water that may re-enter your dishwasher.
Get to know more about dishwasher air gaps and if you need one in your kitchen.
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