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dad3boys 06-28-2011 09:24 PM

Drain for washing machine
I have a drain pan underneath my washing machine on the second floor of my house. I have had washer problems, lots of water, and now need to pull up the pan to get the water dried up. I have removed the four screws that hold it to the floor, there is a white ring sitting under the screem for the drain and I cannot get the pan to come up. The whole conduit is moving, how to I detach the pan from the drain line itself?

AllanJ 06-29-2011 06:54 AM

Don't detach the drain pan any further. Wedge the outer edge to be perhaps a quarter inch above the floor (don't force it) and bloe a hair dryer under there for several hours. Repeat on the next side, then the third side, etc.

You canb also use a coat hanger wire and push a towel under the wedged up drain pan to sop up any significant amount of water before using the hair dryer.,

Bloke 06-29-2011 09:36 AM

Does that mean the pan is glued to the drain? I'm imagining pcv glue?

DannyT 06-29-2011 09:39 AM

dont the screws through the pan into the floor kinda defeat the purpose of the pan or were they sealed? a picture would be most helpful

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