Just got a new machine (Sears Kenmore) at a house I just bought, but even a
minimal amount of soap won't seem to drain. The pipe going to the septic
system is a little high (about 6 1/2 feet from the floor) - could that be
Appreciate any thoughts...
Can you be a bit more specific? What do you mean the soap won't drain?
the soap is mixed with the water. Then you drain the water. Do you mean the
soapy water won't drain? Of the water drains and leaves suds behind?
Sorry. Yes, the water drains, but soapy clothes and the inside of the
machine (sides) still has suds. On this particular load, I washed very few
things and used very little detergent (liquid)... So, I don't believe it
was "overstuffed" with clothes, nor do I believe I used too much
Is your water very soft? If so, cut the soap down even more. Are you using
a low sudings detergent? Some are better than others in that respect.
You are using laundry detergent, not dishwashing right?
I don' thave proof of this, bus supposedly the detergent makers use
different formula for regions of harder water than thosw ieht naturally soft
water. If you have a hard water formula and have a softener, that would
make lots of suds. I hardly see any during the wash cyle in our machine.
I'd cut the pipe down to less than the height of the washer if its feasible.
The pump may not drive all the soapy water 6+feet uphill, Allowing it to run
back down back into the machine once the pumping action stops. Then try half
the soap indicated on the measuring cup device
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