Re: washer drain siphon effect
Posted by hj on August 08, 2002 at 23:09:36:
In response to Re: washer drain siphon effect
The location of the siphon break is so important that if it is not in the right place, which it appears is your situation, it might as well not be installed. The siphon break has to be at the washing machine and it also has to be above the highest level of water in the filled washing machine.

: Kenmore stacked washer/dryer....Have installed on main floor...want to drain into existing stand pipe in basement....have installed "siphon break" as per user manual instructions re: floor drain.Problem....the siphon still happens i.e. fill water continually drains out.This happens after the first load.Questions1.Does the line need to completely empty?(it won't because of the trap in the stand pipe)2. Is the location of the siphon break in the drain line important?.3Should I give up & install a main floor stand pipe?

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