Author Topic: Drip pans for Washers  (Read 2723 times)

Offline jfw0928

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Drip pans for Washers
« on: May 29, 2014, 10:20:07 PM »
Any tricks for working on a washer that sits in a drip pan? And, how the heck do you get them out of the drip pan without breaking the drip pan (especially the plastic ones)?

Offline RAH52

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Re: Drip pans for Washers
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 05:00:30 AM »
You'll need a helper to help you lift it out of the pan ,fix it and put it back in .

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Re: Drip pans for Washers
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 09:10:37 AM »
I use a 2x4 or 4x4 against the pan. I lift up on the washer and wiggle it forward so the front bottom is on the piece of wood. Then I continue wiggling it forward until I can tilt it back to work under it or whatever I need to do. Then I wiggle it back.
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Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: Drip pans for Washers
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 02:57:21 AM »
Similar to low -  I carry a bunch of 2x4 and 4x4 blocks.    Stick them under the front legs,   then move them out onto blocks outside of the pan,    then tilt forward and slide pan to the side.    Sometimes i have to move a dryer out of the way.     One thing for certain,   Pans are a real pain.    I always tell people if they have a pan it will cost more to fix cause it will take more time.   
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Offline RAH52

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Re: Drip pans for Washers
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 04:25:29 AM »
I don't see a lot of pans but the ones I see are not plumbed into the house drainage system .Correct me if I'm wrong but is that not the purpose of a pan,to get rid of the water in case of a catastrophic water leak in the washer .I had a customer who had a washer on the second floor in a pan that had no drain ,they went to work washer fill valve stuck open ,pan overflowed ,8 hours later the kitchen ceiling was destroyed and water everywhere.

Offline Larry the applia

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Re: Drip pans for Washers
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 07:59:46 AM »
The pan are not supposed to drain into the house drain. They are supposed to terminate to floor drain or somewhere the end is visible so you can see any dripping that may happen before a larger failure. The 1" drain is not going to take any amount of major water and keep up.

Offline Maintech

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Re: Drip pans for Washers
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014, 09:35:09 AM »
I see them with 2 and 3 inch drains plumbed into them and it never fails that the drain sticks up enough to hit the back of the washer as you tilt it up and slide it forward.

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Re: Drip pans for Washers
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2014, 12:21:09 PM »
I was led to believe that on a second floor laundry room ,the pan gets plumbed into the house drain .

Offline Maintech

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Re: Drip pans for Washers
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014, 12:35:20 PM »
I was in a nice upscale house the other day for a washer, as the customer told me it was upstairs I thought oh no another washer stuck in a closet in a drip pan as is very common in this development. I was greatly suprised to be led to a roomy laundry room with a very nice tile floor  with a floor drain pit running under the washer and dryer with a deck grating sitting over the pit .

 

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