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Offline frankster

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Basement floor drain?
« on: February 11, 2009, 12:09:15 PM »
Not sure if this is a washer question or a plumbing problem, but I will post it here first.

Sorry if this is not the correct board.

When our washer drains the water out at the end of the cycle our basement floor drain starts to back up a little.

Does our washer drain the water out to fast or could there be a problem with the floor drain?

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Re: Basement floor drain?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 12:28:54 PM »
Your floor drain needs cleaning out.
It is not the washer.
Take a Kid fishing.

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Re: Basement floor drain?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 12:37:32 PM »
Good to know I don't have anything wrong with the washer. :)

Now what can I do to clean the drain out, call a plumber?


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Re: Basement floor drain?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 12:41:43 PM »
You can buy a plumbers routing snake at any home improvement store and do it yourself. When that fails, call a plumber.
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Re: Basement floor drain?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 01:08:53 PM »
Will give that a try this afternoon and see if it help.
Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Basement floor drain?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 07:46:35 PM »
do NOT use drain cleaner if you have used bleach in the washer lately
certain drain cleaners mixed with chlorine bleach make chlorine gas (mustard gas)
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Re: Basement floor drain?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 07:58:29 PM »
You can buy a plumbers routing snake at any home improvement store and do it yourself. When that fails, call a plumber.

The snake got the job done. No more backed up floor drain.  O0

Offline Leonard707

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Re: Basement floor drain?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 01:29:51 AM »
Most likely your drain has buildup in it and needs to have a snake ran down it. If you have recently bought a new washer like a front load or high Efficiency model they drain with a lot faster and sometimes you have to upsize your drain from 1 1/2" to 2"

 

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