We've recently been having trouble with our washing machine drain
overflowing, or perhaps we've only noticed it recently. The washer is 2
years old, the house 23 yrs. The laundry room is off the kitchen, the drain
from the machine is flexible plastic, going up the wall into a pipe that
slightly extends from the wall. We can usually hear the water draining just
fine, but occasionally it will overflow at the wall pipe. It seems this may
be happening only when a kitchen drain (either sink or dishwasher) is also
running, but we aren't sure of that. Other than trying the peroxide drain
cleaner (found info in archives on Google) is there anything else we can
try. I know the obvious of don't use both drains at once, but other than
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<< is there anything else we can try. >>
Removing obstructions is good therapy, but you may also have flow problems
related to an amateur plumbing installation. Look for undersized drain pipes,
traps, insufficient line slope and most critical, a lack of proper venting.
Above your wall mounted inlet there should be a vent pipe which ought to exit
the roof or into a main venting system. You may even have to remove and replace
a bit of drywall to confirm what needs to be there. A good plumbing DIY book
can explain it all for you and show what might need to be done. Good luck.
You SHOULD NOT mess with this . if you are talking about it being
connected to your main sewer drain ...It takes a pro or a guy who does
not mind being covered in sewage shit to rod your lines to the road.
Measure distance to road, ask for price , on phone, to rod to road
drain , give distance ,,, get price, and pay quote....when they finish
they usually give a B.S . reason for you to pay more, Pay quote..I paid
over to many times for my bldgs and know their tricks, If they dont like
it , and they wont, rodders rod,,,,,,, tell em to leave and give a ck
for bid....A main drain clogged is asking for flood trouble
He's right. A washing machine pump is capable of discharging water at
very high rate. The drain must be properly designed and in good
condition to not overflow.
You should also never use a discharge without a lint trap or filter.
email@example.com (Joe Bobst) wrote in message
clean the drain with a snake.. dont use the chemicals... i had a plumber
use some chemicals on mine and then years later you could see who the
chemicals ate the pipe up.. cost us a fortune to dig under the concrete
slab to fix the broken pipe........
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