We have a Performa PAV2000 and when it goes into its spin cycle, the
water is moved out of the washer faster than the drain can handle.
Is there a way to regulate the pressure / speed at which the water is
expelled from the tub??
As another poster said, your drain may need cleaning. That said, the flow
rate may be reduced by installing an orifice in the discharge line. Some
kind of a plug with a hole that is no larger than half the internal diameter
of the hose should make a difference. Might be a piece of copper pipe with
a cap and a hole drilled in the cap.
I did this once, then worried that something like a loose button might plug
the orifice but it never happened. Sorry, I don't remember the details of
the orifice or exactly where I placed it in the discharge line. I later
increased the height of the pipe the that receives the discharge hose about
a foot. That was enough to eliminate overflow without reducing the
Sewer line is a 3" drain, and we had a guy come out and rooter it with
3"blade. The drain and trap was replaced about 3 months ago, and we had
a lower capacity washer on the drain with no problems. This other
washer pushes out water like a fire hose and im not kidding. Seems
Quote:That said, the flow
rate may be reduced by installing an orifice in the discharge line
I was asking how one would go about mounting an orfice in the discharge
line so that it doesnt move.
Got this complaint from a lot of customers when they replaced their old
washers with new. The new models have a high volume/low pressure pump
rather than the other way around like old. A friend of mine had to replumb
the drains in his laundry room with larger pipe because of this problem. I
think his old pipes were 1 1/4 and wouldn't hold the volume. Check the
installation sheet for your new washer...it will tell you the minimum size
drain pipe needed. Another possibility is improper venting of the drain.
When that water hits the drain, the air in the pipe has to go somewhere to
make room for the water...if it can't move up the vent stack or get out
around the hose where it goes in the pipe, the water will come back out on
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