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lakehouse06

10:09AM | 03/17/07
Member Since: 03/16/07
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After doing laundry, I have suds coming from my hot water tank. The hot water tank (new 40 gal) sits very close to the washer (2 yrs). We are on city water, disconnected the well, and the water softener. We have had the broken washer drain pipe repaired. The sudsy water comes up in our kitchen and bathrooms. Maytag and their repairmen deny it is the washer (we wonder). We are at a loss and so frustrated. PLEASE HELP

lakehouse06

04:50AM | 03/19/07
Member Since: 03/16/07
4 lifetime posts
To correct my original message ~~~ The suds from the washer is coming out the faucets in both the bathroom and kitchen sink and also the washer refills with sudsy water.

Handyman

05:41AM | 03/19/07
Member Since: 11/18/98
187 lifetime posts
Have it tested. It may just be the softening salts causing a little bubble. Or maybe you have a four year old that touched the aerator with sudsy fingers.

If you are getting back flow of water back into your supply lines. Call a plumber as the water is not potable.

lakehouse06

11:50AM | 03/20/07
Member Since: 03/16/07
4 lifetime posts
We did have a licensed plumber and I called to read them your response. They have no clue what an air break is on the discharge line. They said the air break should be in the wall with the plumbing lines. Can you explain what an air break should be and/or look like? Thank you so much for your help

lakehouse06

11:54AM | 03/20/07
Member Since: 03/16/07
4 lifetime posts
We disconnected the water softener and this is definitely soapy water after we use the washer. We were told it could be the drain discharge needs an air break. Does that make sense? If it does where is the air break installed. Thanks!


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