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Old 07-26-2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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overflowing washer drain pipe?


There are no clogs on drain line or vent, but as I installed a new washing machine the water starts overflowing out of the drain pipe. What could be wrong? When I pour water directly from a water hose it drains well. But when I place the washing macine drain hose the water doesn't go down fast enough. help!

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Old 07-26-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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It's got to be either the vent or drain partially blocked or undersized.

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Old 07-26-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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The new washing machines have more powerful pumps. This makes the old 1-1/2" drains too small. New Codes are calling for 2" drain lines to be able to keep up.
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