08:02AM | 09/12/06
Member Since: 09/11/06
1 lifetime posts
every time my washing machine drains the water from rinse cycle, etc, some water comes up through my double sink in our kitchen--about 2 inches or so, and is dirty too. my washing machine is in a completely different room too. how can i fix this, or what causes this?

thank you--Niki


09:16AM | 09/12/06
Member Since: 09/06/06
11 lifetime posts
Dear Niki12427,

Fill up your kitchen sink all the way than pull the plug(s) both bowls if a double bowl.

Watch the water drain away if it seems sluggish or slow you have a partial blockage.

Call a sewer and drain company to rod it out.

Good Luck,



12:20PM | 09/12/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
Many times a washing machine discharges more water then a 2" drain pipe can handle that is the main reason for the 2" stand pipe that acts as a reservoir so the system is not over loaded.

Now when a washing machine is connected to the same waste pipe as a kitchen sink you have a double whammy as now you not only have soap scum and lint but the grease from the kitchen waste.

The ideal way to restore full flow would be hiring a plumbing contractor who does water jetting as water jetting will scour the internal piping to an almost new condition.

Snaking (rodding) is great for hard stoppages like rags or roots but is not good on soft grease stoppages


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