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Cannot get to drain washer if the hose needs to go up into ceiling to get to septic pipes

I just bought this washer (used) and the previous owners had the washer on their main level, but I was planning on putting it in my basement. The drain hose needs to go up into my septic drain. When attached to the septic drain, the washer will not drain at all. If I have the hose just pour into a bucket on the floor, then the machine drains fine. However, I cannot keep emptying the washer into a bucket and dragging this bucket outside to pour it out! Is there a limitation with this washer that there is not enough pressure for the drain hose to go up into the ceiling to drain?

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  • hjacob71 Oct 28, 2008

    Well I definitely am not going higher then 4 feet. I tested how high I could hold the hose up and once I got to be about 1 foot above the washer, it stopped draining.



    Do you know if adding the pump in line something any plumber could probably do, or will I need to find a bosch repair in my area?



    Thanks!

  • hjacob71 Oct 28, 2008

    ok thanks!! prob will hire a plumber for that though ;) much appreciate your input tho!

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Usually the outlet and the pump is capable of pumping out at the maximum high of 3-4 feet from the drain. if any higher than that, you need to add a pump in line.

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  • Frank
    Frank Oct 28, 2008

    any plumber will do.

    if you are handy, go to any home center and get a pump and some hose, clamps.

    you are in business.

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