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Old 02-09-2016, 03:44 AM   #1
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Washing Machine Drain, line need an air vent?


Our building engineer wants all non-venting washer dryer units to have the washer connected to the buildings main air duct.
The manufacturer says it isn't necessary. The machine has worked perfectly for 4 years with no drainage problems whatever.
Is an air intake necessary to the main building air duct or is any air put into the drain necessary?

Does a non-vented washer/dryer need an air vent in its drain?
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:33 AM   #2
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Yes it does----and has for many years---how was this built without one,I wonder.
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Our building engineer wants all non-venting washer dryer units to have the washer connected to the buildings main air duct.
The manufacturer says it isn't necessary. The machine has worked perfectly for 4 years with no drainage problems whatever.
Is an air intake necessary to the main building air duct or is any air put into the drain necessary?

Does a non-vented washer/dryer need an air vent in its drain?
I assume your "engineer" means sewer vent when he says it needs to be connected to the building's "main air duct" . I hope so , anyway .........

Depending on your buildings drain system's condition/design , the volume & force of a washing machine's drain cycle could cause problems if not vented .
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Yes it does----and has for many years---how was this built without one,I wonder.

Not very clear post here...
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Our building engineer wants all non-venting washer dryer units to have the washer connected to the buildings main air duct.
The manufacturer says it isn't necessary. The machine has worked perfectly for 4 years with no drainage problems whatever.
Is an air intake necessary to the main building air duct or is any air put into the drain necessary?

Does a non-vented washer/dryer need an air vent in its drain?
you have to clarify....do you mean the dryer exhaust needs to be vented outside, or a vent line on the washing machine drain?
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