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Drainpipe leaking I just replaced my old washer with a new Whirlpool. Aside from being 20 yrs old and in need of a new belt for agitation, I was still able to use the washer with no major problems. I installed the new washer just as the old one had been seemed pretty easy. Until my drainpipe overflowed. I've never had this problem and the pipe is clear. I can't imagine a major block in the drain pipe from 3pm to 4pm the same day. I'm wondering if the water pressure from the new washer is too much? Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • sarahgayewar Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Whirlpool. My plumber told me the new washer pressure was too strong for my 50 year old house pipes and he would have to replace the pipe. Is this necessary or is their some kind of adapter for the new hose and old drainage pipe so that it wont' overflow?



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Thanks for the feedback. i forgot to come back and post that my plumber fixed the problem. and it was the former of the two suggestions you gave. you may not be an expert, elkay, but you hit the nail on the head. good job.

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Hi Mary, I'm going through similar experiences with my new Whirlpool which I learned to hate. I'm not an expert, however, I learned a thing or two about washers recently. Your problem could be related to one or two things: The drainpipe hose should not be placed more than 8" in length in the drainpipe as it creates a siphon effect. Also, the new washers are designed to spin fast, thus higher water pressure exiting into the drainpipe. If your drainpipe is clogged up for some reason and cannot handle the high water pressure, that may also create a problem. This can be solved by using some Draino in the drainpipe. Hope this helps.

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