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Old 03-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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The main floor drain in my basement is in the middle of the laundry room. Every time I run the washing machine, soap foam comes up from the floor drain. It's not a lot and its not water flooding, just suds.

I'm wondering if anyone knows why this is happening? And, how it can be fixed? Thanks

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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I would put a test plug in it and take it out when you want to mop the floor.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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Using to much soap, slow running drain.
That drains there for a reason I would not plug it up.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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House drain outside may be starting to block. Suggest you call in the local plumber and have him snake your main drain from house to street.

Other thing that might be wrong is your not using HD detergent in one of them fancy new washers or to much detergant read the label on the bottle to determine quantity.
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