Could this part cause water to leak on the floor becuase it's clogged? If so, how do you take it off?
Answer Hello Patrick,
Most of these that I have seen leaking wasn't actually the fault of this part. The water inlet valve 5221DD1001A isn't opening all the way and the resulting low water pressure will cause the water to "dribble" from the air vent hole. Changing the water inlet valve will stop the leak. The only one of these I ever had to change was chewed on by a mouse.
What does this part do? If this part is bad would the water drain out before the dishwasher can finish it's cycle?
Answer Hello Bob. This is effectively the water injector.It has nothing to do with draining. If your water is draining before it can wash, check the drain line under the sink. The drain has to be supported up to countertop level to prevent siphoning. Also if your drain doesn't go to the sink drain, is a siphon break installed so the drain water can catch air instead of siphoning? I hope this helps! Have a great day!