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Water overflows from drain pipe

When our new GE washer drains, water overflows from the drain pipe. The PVC drain pipe opening is 2 inches in diameter. Is it too small? Any ideas what the problem is?

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    broken plastic water outlet - can't drain overflow catch basin washer because can't get plastic drain part out

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    broken drain plug since I can't open it, the washer is overflowing.

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On the drain go down 6 inches ,add one 90elbow,extend up to the height of the original drain.should relieve the air that is pushing the water out.

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2 ins is rather small and there may also be a partial blockage somewhere in the system you are not aware off.
a naughty cure is to restrict the drain hose of the machine so water comes out a bit slower

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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For a picture of the standpipe, see http://www.appliance411.com/faq/washer-drain.shtml .

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