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Washing Machine Drain Hook-Up Can Be Tricky

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 4:11am

Use quality washing machine hoses rather than traditional rubber hose

According to the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pleasant Valley, hooking up your washer might seem simple, but an improperly installed drain could result in water continually draining from the washer during the wash cycle.

Another issue for homeowners if the drain is installed incorrectly could result in water flowing back to the washtub rather than down the drain. Placing too much hose in the wall drain or stand pipe, or taping the hose to these pipes, cuts off the air supply needed for proper draining, resulting in water overflowing from the washer or the drain.

Once the valves and drain are in place, it's time to hook up the washer. This means connecting the washer hoses to the washer and the valves in the washer box as well as connecting the washer drain.

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