Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Hi there when my washing machine discharges water so it can go to the spin cycle it appears that it sends to much water out of the machine at one time causing it to overflow at the drain pipe in the wall and it overflows to the ground i have checked out the drain pipe with a hose and it appears to be ok and i believe when the machine is on a lighter load with less water i believe it is not as bad it is very bad on a full load what i do is i watch it and open the lid when the pipe fills up then i allow it to discharge again ans so on please let me know if there is a fix for this problem thank you rick fowzer 209 825 8585
This is not a fault with your machine.
The problem lies aquarely with the outlet pipe in the building plumbing. Very often there is a gradual build-up of grease in this pipe somewhere before the pipe gets larger to the main drain.
The first solution is to use a solid or liquid drain cleaner in that pipe - and leave it to work at least overnight.
Then fill a bowl with very hot water and Soda Crystals - basic washing soda.
Flush the pipe with a full bowlfull of this hot water (may need a large mouthed funnel)
Also a hosepipe from the hot tap to a pipe in the outlet will work.
Once clear - you shouldn't have anymore problems.
If you wish, you can wrap a polythene bag around the machine outlet, then force this into the wall drain pipe - to make a better seal. It's not ideal, but may help with pipes that are slow to drain.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
I "pinched" the drain hose restricting water outflow using a $2.50 C clamp. I adjusted the flow to meet what the drain could handle.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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