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Drain pipe 1 and half inch pipe overflows from washing machine

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It sounds like the drain in your wall is clogged. Try using Drano or similar product to unstop. If that doesn't work you may need to call a plumber.

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Water in the machine overflows after first spin


Have a look at your drain pipe make sure its 2 inches into the drain line of your house.

Also that the pipe is clear and not kincked.

If this is a high eff washer it may be time to do a deep cleaning.

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check the drainage pipe, the hose goes into and make sure its not clogged, once you know there are no obstructions reattach the drain hose. be sure it goes a couple of inches into the pipe but has a little space for air flow between hose and pipe. I this doesnt fix the problem the hose made need to be raised, it should enter the pipe several inches higher than the washer. Hope this helps

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Washing machine drains; then drain pipe overflows

Try some drano other chemical drain cleaner. If there is a build up lint or other biodegradable material in the drain pipe the drano should remove it.

BTW how long has it been doing this..... did it just start?

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Machine fills with water and then overflows?

You have to slide it back about an inch or two, then lift off. The pipe is reed like thin, and goes from the pressure switch to the drain area below.

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My washer doesn't wash.

If you have ever experienced the problem where you washer continually fills but never reaches the proper level (not an overflow). Or, the wash tub water level cannot be maintained, because the water level keeps dropping. You may be experiencing what is known as “siphoning”. This occurs when there is no air gap for the drain line at the standpipe. The standpipe is the drain pipe at the wall where the washer drain line is placed. With no air gap, a vacuum is created, and water will begin to drain from the wash tub prematurely. To prevent this from occurring, follow this advice:

* The standpipe should be 2 inches in diameter to allow a sufficient air gap between the top of the standpipe and the drain hose.
* The standpipe should be a minimum of 34” from the floor, and should not exceed 72 inches in height.
* DO NOT seal the top of the standpipe. Many consumers seal the standpipe in the belief that this will prevent overflows, or get rid of drain odors. This often creates more problems than solutions.
* DO NOT place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. Water stays in the drain trap area of the standpipe. If the end of the drain hose rests in this area, no air gap is created, and this can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient.
* The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.

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Jan 26, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Just got a new washer now my drain is overflowing

ok thats easy enough,,i dont do plumbing but i know appliances,,,go to one of your do it yourself home improvement places and purchase a plastic sink,,,sink has to hold 16 gallons ..or more,,add it to your pipe in the floor and let the water drain into tub first...the most your unit will drain at any one time is 14 gallons,,wash or rinse,,..onthejob...also you can place this truff anywhere with some pvc,,,hold thing might run 49.99..tops

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What size should the drain pipe be?

I am assuming you mean the drain pipe for the washer pipe to go in to. It should be a minimum of 1 and a half inches, it does not matter if it is larger than this, but it must be no less.
Plz rate my solution.

Jan 16, 2009 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

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Overflowing drain pipe

it is ok to use a stand pipe that is 1 1/2 inch. the problem is that you need a new plumber!!! really you need someone that has a drain cleaning machine and can cut through all the years of lint and debris that has built up inside the pipe.
they will use the same type of head that is used to cut out tree roots from drains. make sure they know what they are doing before you agree to pay them, most good companies will charge about 50-75 bucks to clean the drain out.
also try the unit before the plumber leaves to make sure the drain is clean and doesnt back up.

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Water overflows from drain pipe

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

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Washer continuously fills but drains at the same time during rinse cycle.

you have the drain pipe too low into tthe house drain pipe, raise the washers drain pipe up , you only need four inches down into the hous drain

also the house drain pipe needs to be as high as the lid of the machine before you put the washer drain tube into the house drain

you have a syphoning effect

Apr 20, 2008 | Washing Machines

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