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Confuzzled

04:13PM | 02/28/04
Member Since: 02/27/04
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Bvelectrical
I searched on here some to see if I could find any information about my problem but I couldn't find anything... I have a Whirlpool Washer, the drain pipe is 31 1/2 inches high. The drain hose is in the drain pipe, water starts to drain and then comes back up and comes out... I just switched from one washing machine to another washing machine is all. The drain was working fine with my other washer. Please help, what did I do wrong? Thanks.


Outlaw

01:37AM | 02/29/04
Member Since: 02/11/04
27 lifetime posts
In most areas plumbing codes require an 18" standpipe to prevent just what is happening to you. Water is shooting out the hose and hitting the water in the trap which is splashing out. You old washer must not have had as powerful of a pump as the new one.


Outlaw

01:41AM | 02/29/04
Member Since: 02/11/04
27 lifetime posts
After rereading your original post I see that I goofed. I thought I read 3 1/2 inches which is too short, now I see it says 31 1/2 inches.

Most likely then the pipe is partially clogged at the trap or beyond and the increased volume of water being pumped out by the new machine is too great for the pipe to handle.


Confuzzled

08:01PM | 02/29/04
Member Since: 02/27/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks so much for replying, we'll check that out.
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