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Old 02-10-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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Laundry water backing up in kitchen sink


My wife runs the washing machine and it backs up into the kitchen sink. The sink is the farthest plumbing fixture from the city sewer service, the laundry room is next farthest, and then the other sinks , bathrooms are closer to the city service. The water backs up into the sink as the washing machine is emptying, but quickly empties out as the machine gets empty. Both units are on the same level of the house. Any thoughts?

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Old 02-10-2011, 07:55 AM   #2
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Is this a new problem or has it always done this?

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:06 AM   #3
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not new, maybe 15 years, but i am just now becoming aware of it. I spend a lot of time on the road with my job, and i just noticed it. I know, what a horrible husband, right?
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try cabling the washing machine line.
normally washing machine is plumbed seperately to main sewer from other fixtures to avoid this from happening
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What is 'cabling'?
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