washing machine drainage pipe backing up

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  1. useless

    useless New Member

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    The drainage pipe where my washing machine drains is backing up and flooding my floor. Can anyone give me advice on what to do?
     
  2. Herk

    Herk Plumber

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    If it worked fine before, chances are the line needs cleaned. If this is a new washing machine it could be pumping faster than the old one. Washing machine drains and traps should all be 2" and if it's 1-1/2" this can be a chronic problem.
     
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  4. patrick88

    patrick88 Plumber

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    Yup that would be a big problem.

    Is it backing up only when you are doing laundry? Is is backing up when you run anything else.
     
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