01:54PM | 05/10/07
Member Since: 05/09/07
1 lifetime posts
Our new washer drains so quickly it overpowers the drainpipe and backs up sending water onto the laundry room floor.

The drain pipe is the correct size and I've had the drain pipe snaked out twice.

Any way to slow the water down, either via the washing machine itself or by attaching something to the hose?

This never happened with my old washing machine.

Thank you,



06:03PM | 05/10/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Any way to slow the water down, either via the washing machine itself or by attaching something to the hose? **

Not and keep it functioning properly. A washer drains for a set amount of time. If you lessen the amount of water drained in that time allotment, you will likely create other problems for the machine.

I suggest you have a plumber look into your house plumbing. It can't be draining correctly.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



11:58AM | 01/04/15
This is "normal operation" in many of the older (<65) homes in this area. No amount of work by a plumber will correct it UNLESS you gut the drain lines and install larger ones. My drain is 1 1/2 inch, and it can not keep up with the newer washers. Only solution I have found is some sort of "deep sink" approach. I was looking for a better solution when I saw this post.

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