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?
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.,
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