washing machine drain in floor

Hi,
Just bought a new house and found out that the washing machine drain is located in the floor. Will this cause a problem?
Every other machine I've seen has had the drain in the back. It appears that is directly or a few inches to the right of the machine in the floor.
Thanks for the help!
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osu104 wrote:

That could/should be an overflow drain. That's screwed.
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Hi,

It can cause syphoning out of the water problems yes...http://www.applianceaid.com/faq-washers.html#filling
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Sounds like someone took a shortcut and it may have worked. Generally, all drains are in the floor because you use gravity to move the water, but a standpipe prevents siphoning or backflow. You can use the drain, but do add a standpipe for the washer.
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