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Drain pump lift

Can you extend to drain line up to 8 foot obove the floor? Will the stock pump lift that high?

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Hi mate I dont think it would work because the pump would not empty out all the water then you would find your machine to be stinking the height of any machine hose should be at least 2.5 feet

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Don't think so but ck owners manual to be sure

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My water is draining out of my machine as it is filling, Why?


This is a condition known as syphoning. Your drain hose on the washer needs to go up before it connectes to the house drain. It needs to rise as high as the washing machine top then hook over the drain pipe. If the drain hose is pushed too far into the drain pipe this can also cause syphoning.

Here are some tips to help describe this better.

Is the drain hose extending more than 8" (20.3 cm) into the drainpipe?
The drain hose may be too far down inside the drainpipe (standpipe) or laundry tub. Drained water can siphon back into the washer if the drain hose extends too far. Make sure that the drain hose does not extend more than 8" (20.3 cm) into the drainpipe or laundry tub. Using the U-shape drain hose form (as described in the Installation Instructions), will provide the correct length of drain hose in the drainpipe or laundry tub.
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Is the drain hose taped onto the drainpipe? Is top of the drainpipe covered in tape?
Do not seal the drain hose into the drainpipe with tape. The drain hose should be loose, yet secure. There must be a gap between the drain hose and the drainpipe to allow air to flow. The air gap will break the suction. This will keep water from being continuously sucked out of the machine (siphoning) as it fills.
Is the drainpipe (standpipe) less than the minimum height of 39" (99 cm)?
Make sure that the top of the drain is at least 39" (99 cm) high (as measured from the floor.) If the drain is below 39" (99 cm), the water will start to flow out of the machine due to gravity. The flow of water can create suction (siphon) and the water will continue to drain out of the washer.
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What is the typical vertical height that a washing can pump water


5 feet should work to pump out BUT the water left in the hose will drain back into the machine. It may, or may not hurt anything, but it may be enough to leave water reaching the inner tub. If that happens, the clothes will still be wet. You may end up having to put the washer onto a platform a foot or so off the floor. Try it first, it may be fine.

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Ge FRONT LOADER WASHING MACHINE DRAINS TOO FAST AND IT OVERFLOWS OUT OF THE DRAIN PIPE ONTO THE FLOOR. IT HAS 1 5/8" DIAMETER DRAIN PIPE. SOLUTIONS???


Hi,
Yes, the new front loaders do drain much faster...I find that you need to have a 2" drain for them to work properly without over flowing the standpipe.

Now, what can you do??
You can add on to the standpipe and get it up higher, this will do two things... the higher lift will slow down the pump a bit, but will make it work harder and possibly fail quicker...the higher stadpipe will give you a bit more reserve space for the water to collect and then flow down and catchup after the intial burst of flow from the pump. The higher pipe will also create a bit more pressure to push the water down the pipe.

The next and better fix would be to install a bigger standpipe and trap. Go right back the the main line and run a new 2" line and trap to the washer.

I assume that you checked the existing pipe and trap for blockage....but thought I better throw that out there...

I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!

Thanks for using Fixya!!

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How high can I pump up to a drain.


I have the same question....since I own a cabin with no basement floor drains. I have to pump my washer discharge to a main level drain.

To check the elevation needed, hook a garden hose to the discharge line and, after running the discharge end outside, raise or elevate the line using a line and tree branch to determine the height at which pump discharge quits. 33 feet equals appoximately 1 atmos or 14.7 psig.

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Water does not drain


This is most likely the machine... if a machine is loaded real full, small articles of clothing can get spun out of the inner perforated tub and into the outer tub. That's where the drain line connects to the pump. Small socks and other small clothes block the drain line (allowing the machine to spin but not drain).
If you feel up to the challenge of pulling the front panel and the top off the machine you can check for articles in the outer tub by "fishing" with a piece of coat hanger wire with a small hook bent on the end...
Also check IN the pump because sometimes the pump will "**** a sock" into it and block water drainage....
If the house plumbing is blocked, the machine will be pumping water out the drain hose and the stand pipe will back up and you'll get water on the floor or in the catch pan....
So it sounds like theres a blockage in the machine tub or pump.
I rate this type of fix about a 3 on a 1to5 scale of difficulty ... not too difficult but you need a little ability to pull it off. Good Luck on this.. let me know if you "catch" anything.

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Maytag LAT8816AAE Pump Height Capacity


SEVEN FT IS ABOUT THE LIMIT DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU ARE HOOKING IT UP TO. IF IT EMPTIES OUT INTO A LARGE DRAIN (2 OR 3 INCH) THEN SEVEN FOOT MAY BE O,K,
IF YOU ARE GOING TO COUPLE IT TO A 1 INCH LINE, THERE MAY BE TOO MUCH RESISTANCE.

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After browing a little more on this forum, I found the solution to my problem.
There was an hairpin stock in the rotating device that is located behind the front plastic cover.

Thank this website was very useful to me. Hope it can help someone else too!

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Installing a Washer in basement


The top of the drain pipe that the washing machine drains in to should be about 3 feet off the ground. If the sewer pipe is higher than that you can either get a longer hose, or drain it into a sump with a sump pump that pumps it into the sewer pipe. If you don't have a sump, first try the longer hose and make sure it drains to a point higher than the sewer pipe (that would be the easiest) or cut a hole in your floor and put in a sump and sump pump (the most difficult).

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