How to hook up wash machine drain

I just picked up a used washing machine to replace the one that died. This new machine has a suds-saver, which means two drain hoses. It came from a house with a laundry tub in the basement. The problem is that my house does not have a basement or a laundry tub. The washer and dryer are in a utility room with a wooden floor. Instead of a laundry tub, there is just a piece of PVC in the wall to drain into. Obviously not large enough for 2 washer drain hoses. While I know plumbing and know how I could put a Tee on the pipe, I am asking if there is a way to just plug the suds-saver hose on the wash machine, since it wont be used anyhow. Does anyone know? Or, is there some sort of adaptor or other device made for this? I am sure others have had this same problem.
Thanks in advance for all help.
Mark
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Don't plug it. In 6 days this answer will disappear, too. Tom
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Did you read the manual?
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On 09/16/05 11:32 pm Oscar_Lives tossed the following ingredients into the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:

Since he bought it used, he might not have a manual for it.
I'd forgotten all about suds-saver washers. Are they no longer made? Or was it a regional thing? -- I know them from Australia but have never seen one in the US.
Perce
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I've not seen them in many years, but then I've not seen everything in the world. A quick check of Whirlpool web site did not show any and I think theywere the last to make them.
Cold water washes, variable water levels, new homes with no wash tubs contribute to their demise I guess.
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Many old RCA Whirlpool models made back in the 50's and earlier used to have them. I remember seeing them when I was a kid. :-O
It seems people were still used to wringers, and demanded the feature. :-)
The only brand I know of that still offers "suds return" is Maytag.
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On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 08:05:40 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"

You are correct about no manual. It's used.
Actually, when I was a kid in the 50's and 60's my mother always had a suds saver machine in the US. I think they stopped making them. This machine is probably from the 60's but it belonged to a now deceased relative, and he did not use it much, so I know it's in good shape. If only I could use it now.....
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On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 21:09:09 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:
:I just picked up a used washing machine to replace the one that died. :This new machine has a suds-saver, which means two drain hoses. It :came from a house with a laundry tub in the basement. The problem is :that my house does not have a basement or a laundry tub. The washer :and dryer are in a utility room with a wooden floor. Instead of a :laundry tub, there is just a piece of PVC in the wall to drain into. :Obviously not large enough for 2 washer drain hoses. While I know :plumbing and know how I could put a Tee on the pipe, I am asking if :there is a way to just plug the suds-saver hose on the wash machine, :since it wont be used anyhow. Does anyone know? Or, is there some :sort of adaptor or other device made for this? I am sure others have :had this same problem. : :Thanks in advance for all help. : :Mark I too bought a used washing machine and had to hook it up. There was a washing machine drain pipe already in the laundry room, so I hooked the drain hose over it and hoped for the best. Being a newbie, I expected it to work (why not?). It backed up into the room all over my wood floor. I deftly turned off the machine and mopped up the mess and started brainstorming my next move. I checked out a drain pipe cleaning tool (snake) from my local tool lending library and that did it. However, I figured it was only a matter of time until it backed up again and next time I would probably not be there to turn off the machine in a matter of seconds and mop up. So, I checked out my local Home Depot and saw they had laundry tubs for sale for around $20. I went down there with a diagram of my room including dimensions and figured the tub might just barely fit in the space. It did, with no more than 1/4 inch to spare! It has to be the best solution I could have hoped for. Even so, I use lint trap filters on the drain hose coming from the machine to slow down the accummulation of lint in the drain pipe that is inevitable over time. I will have ample warning of that and can clean it out with a snake any time I care too, and meantime there's no danger of a swamp on the floor.
HTH
Dan
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wrote:

This is a trailer house, so there is no place to put a laundry tub. These full size machines barely fit in that little closet they make for washer and dryer. There is just no place to put a tub. I wont even try to use it without doing something with that suds-saver hose. I already know I will end up with a mess. I think the suds savers were a stupid idea anyhow, why use dirty water to wash???
But I am still left with the problem. I know plumbing, but what do I cap the hose with, and if I do, will it wreck the pump or something. Worse yet, they didn't label the hoses.... Grrrrrrrr.....
Mark
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Without a tub, you _cannot_ use the suds saver.
Plug the suds saver hose, strap it out of the way, and put tape across the suds saver switch so that it can't be activated. And pray that someone doesn't forget that it's not useable...
Except for one mistake just after we installed it... (ick), ours has been fine for the past 15 years. ;-)
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