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When my washer drains, it is backing up into my bath tub.....

Then the water is leaking out under the tub and into our hallway (we are on a concrete slab). I tried the baking soda/ vinegar drain solution and it worked for a couple of weeks, but it is now doing it again and the baking soda/ vinegar solution is not helping this time. Any thoughts?

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  • julesw625 Apr 23, 2009

    Disregard this one....this is not the washing machine that I have. I have reposted the question under general washing machine info.

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Sounds like a plumer probllem.

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