Re: water coming out of washer drain when garbage disposal on
Posted by Deb on February 04, 2004 at 22:08:30:
In response to Re: water coming out of washer drain when garbage disposal on
: My kitchen sink drain is connected to the laundry room drain. There is a small sink in the laundry room, in addition to a PVC pipe outlet for the washing machine.

: Last night, I was using the washing machine and also washing some dishes in the kitchen sink. I noticed that there is about an inch of standing water in the laundry room sink. When I turned on the garbage disposal in the kitchen sink, nasty water shot out of the PVC pipe outlet.

: Why did this happen? How do I fix the problem?

: Thanks,
: Helen

You have a clog in the line somewhere. Do not use chemical drain cleaners. You need to auger this line. It is clogged somewhere beyond where the washing machine line joins.
Deb
The Pipewench


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