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Old 06-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Condo washer drain pipe

Hi There,

I recently purchased a new condo, as well as a new washer/dryer.

Everything hooks up great, but the drain pipe overflows throughout the wash. It drains, but cant handle the outflow. For curiosity sake, I rammed a coat hanger down the pipe reaching a solid obstruction about 4 feet down, no matter how I turned the hanger.

What is my next step? Drano? I'd assume snaking it wouldn't make sense considering the blockage?


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Old 06-03-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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You may be hitting the trap inside the wall- at the base of the stand pipe or the tee where the trap intersects the drain.
I'd cable it just for giggles.
How old is the place and are the pipes exposed? Is the trap vented?


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Old 06-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!

The condo is about 10 years old on the second level, the pipe's are not exposed. If there is a vent, I cannot see it.
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Did you switch from a top load washer to a front load unit?
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