Re: washing machine hookup
Posted by e-plumber on February 27, 2004 at 20:09:42:
In response to Re: washing machine hookup
: My washer has a plastic hose that goes into the "drain" or "pipes" on the wall in my basment. The water should spin out and go through the hose and into the pipe. However, the "clamp" or "grip" that should leave no room for "spillage" isn't working properly. I changed it by getting a rubber hose and two small clamps in an attempt to force the water to go straight into the drainage pipe and not overflow or spill out, but it still isn't working. What should I do?

Reply:
The connection you're referring to is just supposed to be inserted into the drain pipe and only secured with a clamp or tie wire to prevent it from popping out.
It appears that the washing machine drain hose either has a hole or rip it in or most likely, the drain is clogged/restricted and the water is actually overflowing from the top of the pipe during a rinse cycle. If this is the case, the WM drain line will need to be snaked and clean of what is probably clothes lint build up.
Good Luck. e-plumber



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