Washer drain pipe blocked

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by carimwc, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. carimwc

    carimwc New Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    While doing laundry tonight, I discovered that my washer was not draining properly and spewed water all over the floor. The drain hose was fine and we drained the washer by using buckets. The drain pipe seems to be blocked.

    We poured water down the drain and some of it went down but it started to back up. Short of calling a plumber, is there anything we can do to solve this?
    We've only been in this house for 2 months and it was built in 1970.
    Many thanks.
  2. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

    Apr 18, 2005
    Service Plumber, Outdoor Temperature Relief Owner
    Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area
    Get a drain cleaning machine and rod the drain. The same thing a plumber would do if you call them.
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  4. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    Call Roto-Rooter. If you don't have experience using an electric snake, you could get hurt.
  5. Jeff1

    Jeff1 New Member

    May 24, 2006
    So Cal
    I had a similar problem with my 1965 house. An additional problem was my drain was 1 1/2 inch so even after clearing it, it still backed up with my new washer. The solution was to replace it with 2 inch.
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